Biggest Takeaways from Oakland Raiders’ Week 9 Loss

The Oakland Raiders’ Week 9 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers highlighted subtle trends that deserve consideration for the remainder of the season.

Through eight games, teams begin to reveal tendencies that could help or hurt their playoff chances. When dissecting the ups and down of an upstart .500 team, it’s difficult to map out the second half of the season.

As a young team looking to make the playoffs, Oakland must overcome glaring inadequacies, come to terms with reality over hype and ride the highs to survive the lows.

What can we dismiss as an aberration from the Raiders’ 38-35 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers? Which takeaways have become a trend over the past few weeks?

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