The Oakland Raiders paid tribute to former owner Al Davis, who died on Saturday, by winning one for him in Houston Sunday. The Silver and Black came back from a 14-6 second quarter deficit to win 25-20. Safety Michael Huff sealed the win with an interception on the game’s final play, and said afterwards that the victory was for Davis.
“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.”
Not only did the team pull off a win for Davis, they also added stickers to the back of their helmets to honor him. Stadiums around the league held a moment of silence before the early games to remember the renegade owner. The fan tributes to Davis weren’t exclusive to Raiders fans either:
The person who seemed to show the greatest emotion following the win was head coach Hue Jackson, who went to the ground and began crying. He’s done a very good job with the team. Al Davis would be proud.
Photo Credits: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE