Lovely - we outgained the Raiders by over a 2-to-1 margin, we hold them 3-and-out on at least 7 possessions, Oaklands zero passing yards in second half until their last drive that STARTED with 2:38 reamaining ... and yet, and yet ... we find a way to lose
Who's responsible this time? Gilberry for a late hit? Flowers for a sure-thing Pick Six that went thru his hands? Cassel for 2 INTs? Haley for calling a failed attempt at a TD just before halftime insead of going for the FG? A week ago, following the loss at Baltimore, a goodly number of AP'ers were saying this team had vastly improved, and even though were outgained in offense (by over a 2-to-1 margin) what COUNTED was the SCORE (see how CLOSE it was? we ALMOST won!) Here it is, a week later, and the team looked MUCH improved: great defense, running game was working, another sack, wow we looked FANTASTIC out there ... and we ALMOST WON!