Posted September 11, 2012 on AP on Fox
After enduring one of the toughest weeks of his life and career, Raiders coach Dennis Allen's return to the Oakland Coliseum ended with another painful memory. Just the way most games have this season. Carson Palmer threw an interception that thwarted a scoring chance and fumbled near his own goal line to send the Raiders to a sixth straight loss, 26-13 against the Denver Broncos on Thursday night. The Raiders (3-10) played the game with heavy hearts after Allen's father, Grady, died earlier in the week from cardiac arrest. Allen was in the Dallas area for two days but came back to the Bay Area on Wednesday to coach the game. About the only bright spot for the first-year Raiders coach is that the team's longest skid since losing six in a row in 2007 is hardly the worst thing to happen to him this week. ''I took my father off life support, and that's not easy to do,'' Allen said, his voice cracking. ''So was it hard? Yeah, it was hard. But...
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