Raiders rebound with win after a tough week
When adversity strikes there’s only two things you can do about it: you can roll over and die or you can come out fighting. On Sunday the Raiders chose to fight and it was a successful fight as they were able to dominate division rivals the Denver Broncos 34-24.
"Certainly it's emotional for everybody. So I think they did a good job, as a bunch of grown men of handling their emotions throughout the week," Interim Coach Rich Bisaccia told reporters. "Putting them in perspective when it was time to go play the game. It is a job for all of us. They seemed to do a really good job with it. We'll see what goes on from here. We'll see the consistency that we can have. I think that'll be the challenge."
It was a great quality team win on both the offensive and defensive side. Derek Carr had his best performance in weeks, connecting with Henry Ruggs III on multiple deep shots down the field. He finished the game with 341 yards, tossing two touchdowns. As for the Raiders defense they were playing like their hair was on fire. Causing four turnovers and sacking Teddy Bridgewater multiple times. Max Crosby had a total of 3 sacks and he is likely to win another defensive player of the week award after Sunday’s dominant performance.
"I talk about it all the time. This team, top to bottom, is resilient. We have great character in the locker room, we have guys who love football," Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby told NFL Network's Steve Wyche. "And, at the end of the day, like I said, no matter what's going on, we're here. We work way too damn hard to not show up and put a great product on the field so I'm glad we just came out here and got the win."
Raiders now sit tied on top of the AFC West standing 4-2 with the Chargers. The Raiders will face the Eagles next week at home before they go on a much needed bye week.