Raiders

Raiders

The Raiders haven't had much to celebrate this season.

Sunday's last-second 23-21 win over the Arizona Cardinals was the Silver and Black's second victory in the second Jon Gruden Era. That didn't dampen any of the head coach's enthusiasm, however.

"I'm so proud of all you guys," Gruden told the team in his postgame victory speech in Arizona. "You learn a lot about [yourselves] going home after that 49er game with your head in your hands. But what you learned is you're the most mentally tough team in football, and that's gonna go a long way -- that's gonna serve us well."

The Raiders scored a touchdown for the first time in three weeks Sunday, and quarterback Derek Carr orchestrated a last-minute drive to seal the win. Carr and the Raiders needed nine plays to go 63 yards and set up Daniel Carlson's game-winning, 35-yard field goal as time expired. 

The Raiders hit the road again in Week 12, traveling to the East Coast to face the Baltimore Ravens. They'd move further away from the No. 1 overall draft pick, but a win would clinch Gruden's first winning streak since he returned to the sideline this season.

 

Now, imagine that victory speech.