The day after the Oakland Raiders beat the Tennessee Titans 24-21 at Nissan Stadium, Head Coach Jack Del Rio held his weekly Monday press conference at the team's Alameda, Calif., facility.
Here are the highlights from his time behind the microphone.
Sunday's game was important in the development of quarterback Derek Carr.
"It was excellent. It was what we needed. We have confidence that we're capable of doing just that with our group. He was able to lead us down there for a big-time finish. It was great to see."
Even in victory, there are opportunities to get better.
"As we come out of the film room, there are a lot of opportunities to be better – certainly a lot of examples where we can learn a great deal. It's great for your football team when you have a quarterback capable and a line that gives you protections, receivers that get open and a quarterback that gets the ball to them. It's great to be able to pull a game out like that."
He also addressed the team's recent struggles in the running game.
"We weren't as efficient with running the ball as we would like to be. Certainly we go into games saying we'd like to throw it well, we'd like to run it well, we'd like to be really productive, score a lot of points. We threw it pretty well yesterday. We didn't run it as well as we'd like."
Defensive end Khalil Mack was excellent against the Titans.
"He was really a positive factor for us yesterday, whether it was disrupting the run, tackles in the backfield, stacking blocks or disrupting or sacking the quarterback. I thought he was really on top of his game yesterday."
The mantra remains the same – take it one day at a time.
"We're going to look to be 1-0 this week and then worry about next week, next week. For right now, let's be 1-0 this week. We've got to find a way. We were 1-0 last week. We've got a division opponent coming in here that has done a great job after a really tough start and put themselves back in the mix. We're getting ourselves ready for that opportunity to go 1-0 this week."