Tom Cable, when asked what would be a success this year, said making the playoffs. Certain aspects can be reviewed afterwards and talked about as successes, but the season as a whole would only be successful if they make the playoffs. The success of this season then comes with a must-win game against the Denver Broncos this weekend.
So does Cable’s long term status with the Raiders.
If they win this weekend, the Raiders keep their slim hopes of winning the AFC West alive, ensure that they will not lose 10 games for the 9th season in a row, and gives them a realistic shot to win 8 games and have what I see as a successful season.
Lose this weekend…poof. All that goes away like that. And then comes Peyton Manning…and then a road game in KC.
The Denver Broncos are easily one of the 5 worst teams in the league, and the Raiders should win this game handily. If not, it will because Cable was not able to focus the team on the importance of this game and preparing them to win. No other reason to lose to the Broncos this weekend.
Win on Sunday Tom…or go ahead and start packing your belongings.