Oct. 11, 2016
Just Win Baby! First 4-1 Start since 2002 Super Bowl Year
Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good, and after today's extraordinarily "lucky" 34-31 win over the San Diego Chargers, the Oakland Raiders are 4-1 for the first time since they went to the Super Bowl in 2002.
Raiders 34, Chargers 31— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 10, 2016
Raiders: 1st 4-1 start since 2002 (went to Super Bowl that season) pic.twitter.com/uglvSGsl6O
Three of the Raiders four win have come by three points or less this season.
"I'm ok with, ya know (as score of) 3-2 or 50-49. Ya know, winning at the end of the day is what we're about, said Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio.
The always cool headed Derek Carr kept things in perspective. "The road still goes through Denver...we have earned absolutely nothing yet. We've earned four wins in five games, which is a great feeling- it feels very nice, trust me. But we haven't done anything yet."
The Biggest concern for the Raiders remains the defensive play. Once again they surrendered over 400 yards to the opposing team's offense.