5 Biggest Takeaways from Oakland Raiders’ Week 1 Loss

The Oakland Raiders don’t have time to overthink an embarrassing Week 1 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. As quarterback Matt McGloin phrased it in a postgame press conference, “It’s one game.” Now, the team must correct the mistakes and focus on the Baltimore Ravens.

It’s harder to forget a blowout loss on your own turf, but Oakland can redeem itself in front of its fans in Week 2 with better execution.

Head coach Jack Del Rio emphasized the need to get back to the basics on defense and applying film-room study to execute the game plan on the field.

Most of the Week 1 film serves as a remainder of what not to do on the field. What can we take away from the miscues and faint bright spots in the Raiders’ lethargic season opener?

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