This much is certain: The Oakland Raiders cannot afford any more losses any time soon.
The Raiders take off for London on Thursday night with a 1-4 record as they head into Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks at Wembley Stadium.
Linebacker Marquel Lee said it’s an important game for the Raiders before their bye week.
“I feel like we have a great sense of urgency about ourselves, especially after last week’s loss,” he said. “Just seeing the plays we gave up and could’ve held on to win the game and things of that nature. Think guys are ready to get back to work and get ready to play on Sunday.”
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The Raiders suffered a 26-10 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Oct. 7. Oakland fell behind early and often in the loss.
Fellow linebacker Derrick Johnson said “we have to find a way to create momentum and not beat ourselves.”
“If you can create momentum, you can get some energy throughout the whole team,” he said. ‘It’s just too many big plays for us. We have a lot of pride on defense.”
While the Raiders offense ranks sixth in the NFL, the defense ranks 30th, giving up 404.4 yards per game.
“It’s an ultimate team game,” Johnson said. “During adversity, you see what guys are made of, coaches and players. This is a time to come closer, not to be apart. This is a time to believe in what we have in this locker room, and knowing we can do better and believing in that.”
Injury report — Raiders guard Kelechi Osemele (knee) and defensive end Frostee Rucker (neck) did not practice Wednesday.