Although the Oakland Raiders have been eliminated from playoff contention, Tom Cable and company are vowing to go out fighting in Sunday’s season finale against the Kansas City Chiefs.
If for no other reason than pride, the Raiders want to finish strong.
“That was really the plan this morning because it’s something we all had to face when you woke up this morning that it’s not going to happen for us,” Cable said per the Oakland Tribune. “We talked about the improvements we’ve made from a commitment level, of where we want to take this thing and where we want to ultimately be and that’s to win a championship.”
At 7-8, the Raiders already guaranteed their best record since 2002 and have many of the pieces in place to build for next season.
“This week is just the last step for this year,” said Cable. “(Go) out and win a game and finish the season 8-8, stop the losing record thing that has kind of been chasing this organization for a number of years as well as complete the sweep in the division. I think that would be a heck of a deal for our football team and launch us into the future and the next year.”