Reading through these threads reveals a trend that is beginning to cause some alarm. In a word, too many are looking through this Denver game, dismissing a game as already won that has not yet been played. The fact that N.O. was shocked last week by a weak St. Louis team as well as dozens of past upsets of stronger by weaker teams - not to mention our embarrassing last game against K.C.- should have a sobering effect on us rather than this bombastic cockiness.
Simply put: If we lose Sunday our season is ruined.
Do not be fooled. Do not allow yourselves any complacency. Last time we met Denver we won by a measly 3 points. Is that reason for complacency? Is Tebow's playing a guarantee we win? Fox can play (or even start) Quinn or Orton at any given moment or Tebow could play an entire game as he did in the last 5 minutes against Miami or get loose with his FB style and rack up 1st downs.
I trust Hue will get this team focused and not allow it to look beyond Sunday to our Thursday game against Phyllis and StD but, human nature being what it is, there is a possibility we come out flat.
One last thought, the Raiders have lost every game following the bye week for the past 8 years.