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Oakland Raiderettes Photos from Week 5

Each year, the NFL schedules regular season games in London.  It is a way to build the brand internationally, as if the NFL needed the additional publicity.  Usually these games are, to put it politely, not the most attractive or important games, but there was some added excitement in the match up between the Chicago Bears and the Oakland Raiders.  It would be a match up between all world, all stud, all everything defensive player Khalil Mack and his former team, the Oakland Raiders.

For people who don’t know the backstory, last season the Raiders decided against retaining the services of the best defensive player in the game and traded his rights to the Chicago Bears, who promptly made him one of the highest paid players in the NFL.  And Khalil Mack has proven to be worth every penny as he transformed the Bears defense into the second coming of the Monsters of the Midway.

On paper, the match up between the Bears defense and the Raiders offense, still reeling from Antonio Brown fiasco, seemed like a mismatch, but Raiders held their own and proceeded to eek out a 24 – 21 hard earned victory.

If these international series games are a treat for international fans, well then a glimpse of the Oakland Raiderettes is a nice compliment to the spectacle on the pitch.  Click here to view the Raiders game day gallery of images from London.

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