Finally, the Las Vegas Raiders do what we have been asking them to do for four weeks now. Yes, they won. But that isn’t the thing I’m talking about when I say we have been asking them to do.

They finally started running the ball more. And, guess what? It worked! The Raiders were able to run the ball well enough to walk out of Allegiant Stadium with their first win of the year.

At 1-3, they still have a lot to clean up, though, even on the offensive side of the ball. However, I think it is safe to say that everything was going right for them on the

Denver usually does a pretty good job of setting the edge on the defense, JJ [Josh Jacobs] had a couple of bounce-outs that I think were okay, pretty productive, but we knew we were going to have to make some hay inside. I thought he did a really good job of being patient as a runner,” McDaniels said Monday when talking about the game on the ground.

“We had some really good double teams inside to try and create space for him inside and those guys were working hard to do that. We can do a few things to help him out even more inside. But, I think there are some things we can clean up today… Getting him started, getting him going early in the game I think was a big focus for us, and I thought he carried that through to the end.”

The Raiders have everything they need to be successful. We talk about it all the time. This was a playoff team last season, even though they didn’t make it past the first round, they were still a playoff team.

Now, take that team, then add Davante Adams and Chandler Jones. Now elevate Nate Hobbs, who is way better this year than last. This team is way better on paper than it was last year.

I’m not saying it’s the coaching, but something is wrong. I think we figured it out on Sunday. This team didn’t know its identity before they played the Broncos, and now they do. They are a running team.

Let’s see if they can carry that over to the next game against the red-hot Kansas City Chiefs.

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