DOOMED DEFENSE: All that defensive improvement the Raiders showed in the first half of the season when they were among the top defensive teams has all disappeared in recent weeks. Oakland has allowed 34.7 points per game the last seven weeks and has given up at least 49 points in two of its last three home games. The Raiders allowed that many points just three times in the first 406 home games in franchise history.
"We get paid out there to not let these guys light up the scoreboard the way they did," cornerback Tracy Porter said. "We have no one to blame but ourselves."
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