Biggest Takeaways from Oakland Raiders’ Week 4 Loss

The Oakland Raiders travel back to Alameda knowing they lost a game within their grasp. The results usually trump the finer details that cause the outcome, but the takeaways weigh heavily on the Raiders' season outlook.

Oakland almost pulled off an unexpected pair of road victories after upsetting the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2. It’s difficult to see the progress after a loss, but there’s a silver lining within a black cloud of defeat.

However, a couple of alarming deficiencies have resurfaced that partially cost the Raiders a victory in Week 4.

Coaching staffs and front offices often show unrelenting faith in the talent assembled to the point of ignoring basic warning signs that could derail in-season progress.

What have we learned from the Raiders' Week 4 loss to the Chicago Bears?

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