Said Raiders coach Tom Cable after his team’s 35-27 win, “If you’ve seen us play, it’s pretty obvious. We don’t back down. And the process of becoming a better team and winning and doing all those things, they’re all steps.”
The victory may have represented a breakthrough for the Raiders.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he’s concerned about the Raiders’ inability to fill their stadium.
Raiders QB Jason Campbell played well in relief of the injured Bruce Gradkowski.
Raiders special teams coach John Fassel was credited for Oakland’s big day in the kicking game.
Asked if Chargers special teams coach Steve Crosby’s job is in jeopardy, head coach Norv Turner said, “Don’t be silly. We’re going to get the right guys on the punt team that are going to do the right job. We’ve got an outstanding coaching staff, and I have nothing but the highest regard for what Steve Crosby does. . . . There is nobody that works harder at what he does. When our guys do what he tells them to do we play pretty good.”
Said Chargers LB Stephen Cooper of losing to the Raiders, “We definitely played down to their level. We lost the game. We ain’t supposed to lose this game. This is a game we all thought we were going to win. We didn’t. You have to take your hats off to the Raiders.”
The Chargers don’t look like a well-coached team right now.
Said Chargers CB Quentin Jammer of why San Diego has lost three road games, “When it boils down to it, it’s us making mistakes, and they’re crucial mistakes.”