Seems like a long time ago that the Oakland Raiders had lost four of their first five games and were scuffling along at the bottom of the AFC West.
Turns out a lot can change in a couple of weeks.
Especially when you're facing two of the worst teams in the league.
Carson Palmer threw for 209 yards and two touchdowns on Sunday, and the Raiders followed up their overtime win over Jacksonville with a comprehensive 26-16 pasting of the Kansas City Chiefs, their sixth straight win at Arrowhead Stadium.
Suddenly, Oakland (3-4) is a player in the division race.
''Yeah, I feel like our guys have confidence that they can go out and compete, that we can win football games,'' Raiders coach Dennis Allen said. ''Like I told them, this is only important if you're able to go out and win the next one.''
If the Raiders are overflowing with confidence, the Chiefs could fit all of theirs in a teaspoon. They've lost four straight overall and still have not led in regulation this season, the first...