I was searching through some old online chats from some of the experts of NFL network and i found an interesting statement by Gild Brandt..
If both Marcus McNeil and Vincent Jackson holdout until week 10, what would be your guess for the final standings in the AFC West?
Gil Brandt, NFL.com
Hi Ryan, if that were to happen, I think you'd see the Oakland Raiders at the top of the AFC West. San Diego probably finishes second, followed by Kansas City and Denver.
There is also a clip on nfl.com where Charles Davis predicts Oakland to be the surprise team of the year.
not exactly groundbreaking but i found it interesting
obviously one of the major reasons for their success would be because of this guy stepping up..