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Raiders seek consistency on defense

  • Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen walks on the sideline during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. The Raiders won 15-0. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

ALAMEDA — Jamaal Charles had nowhere to run, Brady Quinn was under pressure all day and the Oakland Raiders defense posted its most statistically dominating performance in decades.

Coach Dennis Allen said that kind of game proves what the Raiders are capable of defensively when they play to their ability. The key now is doing that more often.

"We've proven that we can do it at times, but we've got to be more consistent at it," Allen said Monday. "That will be our challenge moving forward."

So far the Raiders (4-10) haven't proved much more than they can shut down the lowly Chiefs (2-12) and Jaguars (2-12). In three wins against the NFL's two worst teams, Oakland has allowed 13 points and 209 yards allowed per game.

Against the rest of the NFL, the Raiders have given up 33 points and 414.9 yards per game.


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