With their division lead long gone, playoff hopes fading and coming off perhaps their most bitter loss of the season, Coach
Jackson, a former Glendale Community College quarterback, and the reeling Raiders (7-7) travel to Arrowhead Stadium to face the bitter
"Three weeks ago we were 7-4 and feeling pretty good about ourselves and now all of a sudden we've gotten to .500, so that's not where we want to be," Jackson told STATS. "I think we understand the predicament that we have put ourselves in. So what we need to do is get the ship riding and go to Kansas City and play well."
Easier said than done, perhaps, for a team that has seen little go right since vaulting into first place with a 25-20 win over the
To make the loss all the more heartbreaking, kicker
"Obviously it was a tough loss; I mean that was probably as tough a loss that I've been involved with in a long time," Jackson told reporters during a press conference on Wednesday in a transcript posted on the team's official web site. "We did some really good things and obviously at the end didn't do enough good things to finish the game. Obviously, when you go back and you look at a game like that there's plays you wish you had back, there's calls you wish you had back. But at the end of the day you lost, 28-27, you don't get those back. So, tough and we got to keep learning and growing from it."
The Raiders, who close out the regular season with a home game against the Chargers on Jan. 1, will again be without standout running back