Raiders improve after bye week, almost upset Falcons
10/15/12 in NFL
I don't believe in moral victories, but I do believe in confidence-boosting losses. The Raiders found out on Sunday that they can compete with the league's only remaining undefeated team, and even though the loss stings, they have to feel good about their chances going forward. The defense was night and day from before the bye week, and the offense remained solid, though one turnover cost them substantially.
With games against the Jaguars, Chiefs, and Buccaneers the next three weeks, the Raiders will look to string together some wins and gain ground in the very wide open AFC West.