"Just Win Baby."

That was the slogan to go by as the Oakland Raiders headed into Houston to face the Texans, mourning the death of legendary owner, Al Davis. And boy did they play ever so greatly in the honor of him, beating the Texans in a 25-20 victory to push their record up to 3-2.

After the game, Raiders' head coach Hue Jackson sunk to his knees and celebrated with tears of joy. It was a great and emotional victory for the franchise.

On the final play of the game, Michael Huff intercepted Matt Schaub's pass to end the game nicely. It was a great way to win for Al.

"One thing coach (Davis) always taught me was he said: 'Hue don't believe in plays, believe in players and eventually the players will make plays for you,'" Jackson said. "And that's what I did. I could just hear him saying that to me the whole time. Believe in your players and not the plays."

Davis was pronounced dead a couple of days ago at the age of 82. His son, Mark, attended the game, having tears after the victory in the press box at Reliant Stadium. All the Raiders had black decals on their helmets that said "Al."

Although Oakland was outmatched on offense, being outgained by nearly 200 yards, they were still able to get the job done.

"We know he's looking down on us right now," Huff said. "This win is for him. I appreciate everything he's done for this organization. He's never gone in our eyes. We'll never let him go. He's with us."

Oakland was led by Jason Campbell's two touchdown passes. Though Campbell was inaccurate throughout the game, going 15-of-35 for 190 yards with a 67.6 rating and an interception, he played well in the big moments.

Darren McFadden did struggle, but started getting a groove late into the game, and managed to finish with 51 rushing yards. Darrius Heyward-Bey had a solid outing, having seven catches for 99 yards and a 34-yard touchdown.

Chaz Schilens would score the game-winning touchdown to put Oakland up 22-17 early in the fourth quarter to finally get a lead in. Sebastian Janikowski would then hit a 42-yard field goal, and it would be the end of the game after that as the only points Houston scored was a field goal.

Matt Schaub struggled, going 24-of-51 for 416 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions -- finishing with a 72 rating.

Arian Foster wasn't so hot either, with 68 rushing yards and only gaining three yards per carry. However, he played a big role in the passing game, having 116 yards there. Joel Dreessen had five catches for 112 yards and a touchdown for Houston. Owen Daniels had seven catches for 89 yards and Kevin Walter had five catches for 81 yards and a touchdown.

Janikowksi played great, with four field goals. Al Davis made a great decision drafting Janikowski in the first round of the 2000 draft, as the Florida State alum became the third kicker ever taken in the first round. Seeing how great he has been for the Raiders this year, it was just another of many great draft choices by Davis.

"He was looking over us," Janikowski said. "I was feeling good and hitting everything in warmups."

It may have been an ugly win, but a win is a win.

"This is a new beginning for this football team," Jackson said. "We don't care if they're ugly, we don't care if they're pretty. We just don't care. Our No. 1 purpose when we play is to win.

"We all had coach tied to our hearts today."

Oakland will host the Cleveland Browns next week. It was a great win for the Raiders and I tip my hat off to them.

The Raiders will be heading back to Oakland confident and hopefully will be going by a new motto for the next game, and probably throughout the whole year:

"Just Win Baby!"


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