Before the Oakland Raiders returned to the practice field in preparation for their Week 10 clash with the Minnesota Vikings, Head Coach Jack Del Rio held his usual Wednesday press conference at the team's Alameda, Calif., facility.
Here are the highlights from his time behind the microphone.
Head Coach Del Rio shared his thoughts about the Minnesota Vikings.
"They're doing a nice job. They've won the last four in a row and they're playing good football. They've got a good team and they're in first place in their division, so I'm looking forward to the matchup."
For the Vikings, offensively, it all begins with running back Adrian Peterson.
"Despite the weapons and [Vikings quarterback] Teddy [Bridgewater], I think it starts with Adrian Peterson. The guy is number one in the league in rushing, very explosive player, certainly having him back adds a really talented player to the mix."
Head Coach Del Rio spoke about what the team needs to do to limit their defensive mistakes.
"Just get back to the basic fundamentals, shedding blocks, tackling, leveraging."
He gave an update on the health of running back Latavius Murray.
"He'll do what he's been cleared to do. I leave that in the trainers and doctor's hands, so when he can go, he'll go."
The offensive staff has been firing on all cylinders.
"It's different every week. I think the staff has done a good job with putting the plan together and the players have done a good job of digesting the plan and then executing the plan on game day. That's what we're after in all three phases, and we have a challenge on our hands this week."