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ALAMEDA, Calif. cheapjerseysforsale . -- Four days after losing control of the AFC West race with a loss at Kansas City, Oakland coach Jack Del Rio is still lamenting some missed opportunities that helped cost the Raiders the game.A pass that mysteriously changed directions, turning a potential touchdown into an incompletion. The failure to capitalize on three turnovers in Kansas City territory. The decision to pass on third-and-1 late in the game instead of trusting the running game.That last decision might have been the most costly. Despite the earlier problems, the Raiders (10-3) were in position for a potential tying score late when they drove to the Kansas City 14 with just over two minutes to play.Facing a third-and-1, Oakland called for a pass to Andre Holmes in the end zone that Marcus Peters broke up . Del Rio said he considered calling a timeout after hearing the play call to go for a run behind a powerful offensive line that had produced 135 yards on the ground but didnt want to squander a second timeout at a crucial spot.It wouldve made a lot of sense to run right there, Del Rio said. As we look at it as a staff were going, `Geez, what the heck?Del Rio figured that in the worst-case scenario, Oakland could run it on fourth down but right tackle Austin Howard was called for a false start before that play and Derek Carrs fourth-down pass to Seth Roberts fell incomplete. Kansas City ran out the clock to seal the 21-13 victory .You have to go with your gut, Del Rio said. I went with it trying to keep both options alive figuring that worst case wed go on fourth and get it. Then we went a delayed cadence and just really missed an opportunity. There were several throughout the game. You just dont know which one is going to be the one.The Raiders could have taken control of the division by beating the Chiefs to take a two-game lead with three games to play. Instead, Kansas City is tied with Oakland for first place and owns the tiebreaker by virtue of sweeping the season series.If the Raiders want to win the division they can ill afford any more slipups starting with Sundays game at San Diego and will also need the Chiefs to lose at least one game.My approach is really simple, Del Rio said. I tell our guys, `Were not going to lay around and bathe in the adulation of a win. Look how good this is. Were also not going to sit and wallow in misery when we lose. Were going to be matter of fact.There were plenty of other issues earlier in the game. The Raiders had three drives start in Kansas City territory after turnovers and turned them into only six points as Oakland settled for two field goals and then botched a snap on the third.A penalty on Taiwan Jones forced the Raiders to punt a second time and Tyreek Hill took advantage with a 78-yard return for a score. Making matters even worse, punter Marquette King was called for unsportsmanlike conduct after the return, his second straight week with a personal foul.We cant have routine 15-yard penalties out of our punter, Del Rio said. Weve got two in a row, two weeks in a row, and thats got to come to a stop.Then on Oaklands second-to-last drive in the fourth quarter, Carr appeared to have Amari Cooper open deep for what could have been a touchdown. But the ball changed directions at the last moment and Cooper couldnt adjust , leading to an incomplete pass and a punt.There was speculation that the ball might have hit a wire for one of NBCs cameras but the network said that was not the case and the coaches film revealed no reason for the altered flight of the ball.The angel in the outfield, Del Rio said. I mean, it moved. I dont know if it hit a wire or the angel in the outfield moved it, a gust of wind. I dont know. It moved. To me, it was like one of so many plays that could have gone differently. Im certainly not sitting here hung up on that play.Game notes DL Mario Edwards Jr., who has been out since the preseason with a hip injury, looked good in practice last week and could be activated from IR this week. ... OL Kelechi Osemele is expected back at practice this week after missing the game with an illness.---For more NFL coverage: and . Dusautoir, the former World Player of the Year, sustained a torn bicep playing for Toulouse in the Heineken Cup on Saturday. The flanker, who has played 65 times for France, is expected to be out for up to four months. . The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Lions have not announced the hiring, which was first reported by ESPN. Lombardi, the grandson of former Green Bay Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi, has been an offensive assistant on Sean Paytons New Orleans staff since 2007. . - Derek Wolfe says hes finally healthy after suffering a seizure in November that doctors now believe was related to the spinal cord injury he suffered in the preseason. Khalid Yafai insists now is the right time for him to become Birminghams first world boxing champion in over a century.The unbeaten Briton challenges Luis Concepcion for his WBA super-flyweight belt at the Manchester Arena on Saturday in his first world title attempt.Others, such as Frankie Gavin and Matthew Macklin, have failed to end Birminghams 109-year wait for a world champion since bantamweight Owen Moran.Yafai is up against an experienced campaigner in 31-year-old Panamanian Concepcion (35-4, 24 KOs), who first fought for a world title five years ago.But Yafai (20-0, 14 KOs) -- one of three boxing brothers -- insists his world title shot has not come too soon for him.It would be an honour to be Birminghams first world champion for such a long time, Yafai told ESPN.It would put me down in the history books and be brilliant for my career. Im not leaving anything unturned so I will have no regrets.I think this fight has come at the right time. The type of opponents Ive been fighting means it has been easy, but to get the best out of myself I have to test myself against these sort of opponents.Its just about me going in there and not seeing the red mist, concentrating on my boxing and getting the job done.I want to show the world what I can do. This is the fight that will showcase my ability worldwide.Yafai, 27, insists it is a different situation to when fellow Briton Charlie Edwards challenged John Riel Casimero for the IBF world flyweight title in September -- and was stopped in the 10th round.Its nothing like that, Yafai said.Charlie is a good friend of mine, but hes very young and hed only had nine fights. But I was around the amateur circuit for a long time, went to an Olympics, and have had 20 fights as a pro. Im fully matured and ready for my world title fight.Concepcion, who makes a first defence, is one of four world champions in the super-flyweight division and while Yafai does not rate him the best at 115 pounds, he is mindful of his power.Its a very competitive division, Yafai said.Youve got Roman Gonzalez, whos the main man and hes better than Concepcion. But Concepcion is very dangerous and very powerful. Its just about me going in there and not seeing the red mist, concentrating on my boxing and getting the job done.He looks very powerful but a bit reckless at times. Hes four years older and been around a long time.At his age I dont think he can change much and he leaves himself open. Ive got to take advantage when that happens.Yafais family came from Yemen to settle in Britain like his hero Naseem Hamed, the entertaining world featherweight champion from 1995 to 2000.I used to love watching Naz, coming from a Yemeni background myself like him. He was a hero for all of us British-Yemenis, Yafai added.I see him quite a bit and saw him at the Brook-Golovkin fight. Hes a nice guy and is always very positive and I like having positivity around me.He was saying to Barry Hearn when are you going to get this kid a world title fight. We were already in talks for the fight but Ive got the fight now and its time to deliver. Cheap MLB Jerseys cheap jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping cheap nfl jerseys Cheap Jerseys USA China Jerseys Cheap NFL Authentic Jerseys Cheap Jerseys For Sale Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys Cheap NBA Jerseys ' ' '

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