Biggest Takeaways from Oakland Raiders’ Week 8 Win

In consecutive weeks, the Oakland Raiders jumped out to an early lead and maintained control throughout, leaving no room for doubt in their dominance. When viewed on film, neither game presents a flawless victory, but it’s clear Oakland took the field with the better group of football players.

The Raiders have emerged from their Week 6 bye week on a tear. Now, they’re the fourth-best team in the AFC after the undefeated New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals and Denver Broncos.

On Sunday, the fans in the Black Hole celebrated a victory and an above .500 football team at the midpoint of the season—an uncommon occurrence over the past decade.

Head coach Jack Del Rio and his coaching staff have put together their own recipe for success with minor alterations to the game plan fitted for opponents each week. What can we takeaway from Sunday’s win?


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