FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Observed and heard in the locker room after the Oakland Raiders' 16-9 loss at New England:
Allen not pleased with call: Oakland coach Dennis Allen said he did not think rookie guard Gabe Jackson was guilty of the holding penalty he received on Darren McFadden’s would-be touchdown run in the final two minutes that could have tied the game. Several Oakland players agreed with their coach.
Streater, Branch hurt: Allen said starting receiver Rod Streater and starting safety Tyvon Branch appear to have suffered foot injuries. Both have fractures, which would likely end their seasons. The Raiders will have to add to the roster while they are in London.
Going for two? Allen hinted he might have gone for two points had the Raiders scored on final drive to make it a 16-15 game. Safety Charles Woodson was excited to hear that.
Confidence builder: The Raiders are 0-3, but they will fly to London a more confident bunch on Sunday night. Defensive end and leader Justin Tuck said the close game was a confidence builder.