Scotty Stirling reported in the Oakland Tribune that the team remained enthusiastic and motivated despite being eliminated from the playoffs. At the very least, players were playing for a spot on next year’s squad. With the Titans having an outside shot at catching Houston for the Eastern Division title, the Raiders could play spoiler in tomorrow’s game.
One thing the players were hoping for was that the team would make good on their promise to use a different substance to lay down the lines on the Candlestick Park field. In response to several players reporting burns after last week’s game, a team spokesperson assured players a chalk lime would be used.
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