1. No margin for error
While it’s difficult to imagine the 7-6 Raiders as a playoff team after this performance, they still have a glimmer of hope.
Miami’s loss to Kansas City on Sunday, which dropped the Dolphins to 8-5, certainly helped.
But the truth is the Raiders must play significantly better than they have in losing three of their past four games — the one victory a miracle at the winless New York Jets — if anyone is to take them seriously as a playoff team.