Most Raiders have nothing to look forward to except the end of the season.
That's what happens when your team is 6-9.
But Coach Art Shell says four of his players deserve to be in the Pro Bowl.
Shell named four Raiders he says are deserving of such an honor--cornerback Terry McDaniel, defensive lineman Howie Long, offensive lineman Steve Wisniewski and safety Ronnie Lott.
McDaniel, who has a career-high four interceptions this season for a total of 180 yards, is having his best year in this, his fifth NFL season.
Long, finishing his 12th season, has nine sacks, second on the team to Anthony Smith, and has been the Raiders' only constant in a constantly rotating defensive line.
Wisniewski, in his fourth season, has gained a reputation as a solid, consistent lineman.
Lott, a 12-year veteran, has only one interception and zero return yards, uncharacteristic totals for a man with 59 interceptions.
"He hasn't had the interceptions he has had in years before," Shell conceded. "But the intensity and the overall play haven't changed."