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Latavius Murray and Oakland Raiders make big claim after Browns win

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The Oakland Raiders have made an excellent start to the 2015 NFL season, one that has defied all expectation.

On Sunday, Raiders running back Latavius Murray managed to put up 139 rushing yards and a touchdown on the ground in a win against the Cleveland Browns.

AFC East Champs

With both the Raiders and Murray in such startling form to begin the season, the team and their starting running have revealed their big hopes for the season: to win the AFC West.


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Murray believes he can be a 1,000-yard rusher this season and cement himself as a top back in the League, and he didn’t hesitate when asked of the team’s expectations for 2015.

“To win the division,” Murray said, according to ProFootballTalk. “We set that as our goal when this group got together as soon as when Jack [Del Rio] came in and that’s our one goal.

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"You know, after that we have a chance to get into the playoffs and obviously try to make a run. But winning the division is the most important thing to us.”

For the first time in a while, the Raiders actually look like real playoff contenders and with the Denver Broncos not looking quite as dominant as they have in the past, the AFC West could be very interesting this year.

The 25-year old Murray showed flashes of what he can do last year, but now he is taking it to a new level. Combined with Khalil Mack, Derek Carr and Amari Cooper, the Raiders could be a force for a long time.

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