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After losing a shot at the AFC West title via a 38-26 loss to the San Diego Chargers to end their season, the Oakland Raiders prepared to go into their ninth straight early offseason — that it, a regular season without a playoff punctuation — and the first without Al Davis on this earth.  The postseason droughts may be par for the course with some in the organization, but for first-year head coach Hue Jackson, there was nothing good about a loss that prevented the Raiders from the AFC West title. After the Denver Broncos lost their third straight game to close their season out, the Raiders had the inroads, but couldn't close the deal. This led to a scathing, profane post-game press conference in which Jackson threw just about everyone under the bus -- including himself, to a certain degree. "I'm pissed at my team," he began. "At some point in time, as a group of men … you can say whatever you want about coaches, but [players] win the game. Here's your time...
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