The Kansas City Chiefs had traveled to Oakland and beat the Raiders for seven consecutive years. It was the longest such streak the Raiders have seen. They hadn't sold out a game since Sept. 2009 but on Sunday they finally came through.
"I've been here quite a few times and that was the loudest I've heard it in a number of years," Jon McGraw said via KCChiefs.com of the Black Hole.
"The fans were off the hook,'' Cable said, per Don Banks of SI.com
. "It made a difference, and that's what it's about when a team connects back with its fan base. I think we've done that, and the emotion of the game was very good for us. We needed to be in that [setting], because they're just going to get bigger from here on out. "
We as Chiefs fans know how the Raiders are feeling right now. I would liken their victory to the Chiefs Monday Night Football victory over the San Diego Chargers
. You really got the sense after that game that Arrowhead was back and apparently that's how the Raider fans are feeling now.
Raider fans let the Black Hole turn into something that was just a passing thought over the last eight years but they deserve some credit for showing up on Sunday. Their prize was being treated to an Oakland victory.
So to answer some questions I've had this week: Yes, Raider fans still exist.
If you were at the game (and survived), tell us what the atmosphere was like.