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Monday, October 22, 2012
Moving on: Oakland Raiders

By Bill Williamson

Here are some areas the Oakland Raiders need to focus on after a 26-23 overtime win over visiting Jacksonville on Sunday:

Recap: The Raiders came back from a 20-6 deficit in the second half to win in overtime. They didn’t play one of their better games against a one-win team that was playing without running back Maurice Jones-Drew and quarterback Blaine Gabbert. Still, Oakland hung in there and finished the win.

Biggest area to fix: Overall sloppiness. The Raiders just weren’t sharp for most of the game, especially on offense. It is still a work in progress. But at least the Raiders know they can successfully work through the kinks.

Biggest area to build on: Finishing. Winning is everything and winning a game like this is impressive. It will give Oakland confidence moving forward. Last week the Raiders were much more impressive in a loss at Atlanta. But it doesn’t matter. Wins are what counts, not style points.

What to watch for: The Raiders are looking for their second straight win Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium when they face the 1-5 Chiefs.