Recap: The Raiders lost a wild game to fall to 3-5. Oakland was losing 28-10 early in the fourth quarter and pulled within 35-32, but it was unable to complete the comeback. Oakland is in third place in the AFC West.
Biggest area to fix: Being stout on defense. The Raiders were blown off the line of scrimmage defensively. According to ESPN Stats & Information, 197 of Doug Martin's rushing yards came before contact. It was the most yardage before contact by a running back in the NFL since late 2009. That is just not acceptable.
Biggest area to build on: Spread the ball around. They completed 40 passes Sunday, 39 by quarterback Carson Palmer and one by punter Shane Lechler on a fake punt. Ten Oakland players caught a pass. Fullback Marcel Reece had eight catches for 95 yards. With running back Darren McFadden dealing with a high ankle sprain and his backup Mike Goodson, also dealing with an ankle injury, expect Reece to be more involved out of the backfield both in the running and receiving game.
What to watch for: In its toughest game in a month, Oakland travels to Baltimore on Sunday.