That beyond any doubt wasn't the situation on national TV Sunday night when the Raiders conveyed an execution more reminiscent of the battles that went before Del Rio's landing in 2015 than the play that had many naming them a Super Bowl contender after two wins to open the season.
Oakland was altogether destroyed by Washington in a 27-10 misfortune that wasn't so close as the last score showed. The Raiders were outgained 472-128 for the fifth-most unbalanced aggregate in establishment history and looked lost on the two sides of the ball from beginning to end.
"We're facing the music today," Del Rio said. "We know it's a hopeless Monday when you don't complete it on Sunday. We're managing that. We'll take it like men and proceed onward. Unmistakably, it wasn't anything near what we know we're able to do. We'll backpedal to the planning phase, we'll influence our amendments and we'll to proceed onward.".