While Broncos fans are pounding on the panic button like it’s a vending machine that just stole 85 cents, the Raiders are feeling pretty good after the blowout in Denver.
So much so, that some of the Raiders believe the statement win will turn around the season.
“When you win a game, it’s like, ‘OK, we won, let’s go onto the next one.’ Now, this one, it’s like, ‘We won and we won convincingly,” Nnamdi Asomugha told Jerry McDonald of The Oakland Tribune. “Let’s let this build into a momentum swing for us.”
Raiders coach Tom Cable was also focused on momentum during his Monday news conference.
“We’re not going to let down,” Cable said. “We learned a lot, we’ve been learning a lot, and we’re moving forward. We’re not going to let down. We’re going to go after this.”
Certainly, 59 points and 508 total yards will have this impact. But the truth remains the Raiders haven’t won back-to-back regular-season games since late in the 2008 season.
As Robert Gallery pointed out, the Raiders will begin finding out if it’s for real this week when they host the Seahawks in the first of two straight home games.
– Frank Tadych