Lat yr wk 4 we played them away and won 31-24. I thought it would be a good game to base this yrs game off of since we were missing aj for that game too but both these teams have had a good few personnel changes since then. For the texans, on offence, we were missing aj like i mentioned. However, we also were missing arian for a half (disciplinary-played slaton & ward) and a semi-healthy OD. We were also missing duane @ LT due to suspension. So id expect improvement for us offensively (we stilll scored 31 pts away from home fwiw) especially as the raiders wont have aso anymore. he has been replaced with a 4th rd rookie chimdi chikwi. michael huff missed last wks game v the pats with concussion. based on last yr, i think we all hope he'll be back to face us this wk. Otherwise, the raiders defence is similiar to last yr (only one change in the front 7) and they still cant stop the run but rush the passer pretty well. offensively for the raiders, they still have the same scheme and play caller as hue jackson was OC last yr too. alot of personnel changes though. they have campbell- who was playing well up to last wk, instead of gradkowski at qb. DMC is still a beast at rb. new fb in cartwright. not sure who their first choice wr's are. wouldve thought denarius moore and jacoby ford but ford was out last wk and DHB had a big game. either way they're gonna have alot of speed outside. they have replaced zach miller at TE (who killed us last yr) with kevin boss. they also have 3 new o-linemen from last yr (former center jared veldheer @ LT, journeyman khalif barnes RT, and 2nd rd rookie stefen wisniewski @ LG). these guys can run block and have only given up 2 sacks so far this year (least in nfl) v the broncos, bills, jets & pats- all pretty weak pass rushes this yr. our defence has totally changed since last year- not just the scheme and attitude but also the personnel. last yrs starters included okoye, diles, adibi, pollard & barber. we will have the following upgrades this year: Watt, Barwin, Cushing (suspended last yr), J Joe, Manning. stopping dmac should be the key. we will be the best pass rush that the raiders have faced by far.