It always feels good to notch another win in the belt, and that's exactly what occurred Sunday when the Oakland Raiders hosted the Denver Broncos at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Behind a quality defensive performance from the Silver and Black, and a well-balanced offensive attack, the Raiders defeated their division rival 21-14, and moved just one game under .500.
This Sunday, quarterback Derek Carr and Co., will face the New York Giants, as they travel to the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum for an AFC vs. NFC showdown.
Before the Week 13matchup gets underway, here's what members of the Raiders had to say in this week's edition of Tell the Truth Tuesday.
Head Coach Jack Del Rio
"They [wide receivers Johnny Holton and Cordarrelle Patterson] came up with some big plays in the game. Johnny got deep again, did a nice job throughout the day. Also on special teams, did a nice job for us. Cordarrelle [Patterson] came up with some big moments in the game. All in all, it was a solid, solid job of filling in and executing with your two main guys out."
"You can't win two in a row if you don't win one. So for us, rather than think about the whole of it, all that needs to happen in a season or last month, what we want to think about is preparing the best we can and going out and being ready to compete this week against the Giants."
Tackle Vadal Alexander
"We definitely did some good things in pass protection, overall kept Derek upright, and he could make some throws down the field. Running game was very good, had some very efficient runs, Marshawn had a very good day. So overall I thought we had a good day as an offensive line."
"There's always a couple plays that get away from you that you wish you could get back, just kind of knowing what to expect from J.P.P. [Giants defensive end Jason Pierre Paul], and [defensive end] Olivier Vernon, and [defensive tackle] Damon Harrison and all those guys. [The New York Giants] are great up front, so we have to be on high attention this week because we're facing another great defense, especially in the front."
Tight End Jared Cook
"Guys just got to step up, it's not different if someone were to go down with an injury or what not, next player has to step up and fill that void."
"We just got to get this offense to keep moving, and keep moving forward, so it's more collective than individual right now."
"It's not about taking on more, or trying to do too much, it's just about doing your job. So whatever they ask of me, whatever they want me to do, that's what I'm here for is to do my job, and to do it well."