ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio has done a good job of keeping his players focused on the task at hand rather than looking too far ahead.
With only five games left in the regular season and the Raiders still trailing a handful of teams in the chase for a wild-card spot, Del Rio sees no reason to alter his approach.
“Nothing’s really changed,” Del Rio said Monday. “You can take a look at the stats and see where you are and what the likelihood of what you need to do. You can talk about all those things, but if you’re talking about running the table and those kinds of things, it’s pretty hard to do anything more than one day at a time, one game at a time.”
Sunday’s comeback win over the Tennessee Titans snapped Oakland’s three-game losing streak that had put a serious dent in the Raiders playoff hopes. At 5-6, though, the Raiders are still in the hunt and will play three games against teams ahead of them in the standings, beginning with a home game against Kansas City.
Oakland is currently ninth in the playoff race and trails the Houston Texans, New York Jets and Pittsburgh…