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  •  when leading after three quarters Youth Justin Ellis Jersey , late owner Al Davis brought out the overhead projector and fired Lane Kiffin.There will be no repeat with Jon Gruden this week, even if that doesn't ease the pain of these late-game collapses in Oakland.The Raiders became the second team in the past 20 seasons to start the year with three straight losses after leading the first three games at halftime with the latest blown lead coming Sunday in Miami when Oakland lost 28-20 to the Dolphins."Nobody cares right now. They want results," Gruden said Monday. "We want to win. I think the players see a lot of things to be confident about, but we know we got to finish football games much better."The Raiders (0-3) have spent most of this season playing from ahead, holding the lead for nearly two-thirds of the time and trailing for only 22:28 over the first three games. In fact, there hasn't been a single second played in the first three quarters of any game this season with Oakland behind on the scoreboard.But the fourth quarter has been an utter disaster. The Raiders fell behind the Rams in the opener on the final play of the third quarter and then were outscored 13-0 in the fourth thanks in part to two interceptions by Derek Carr.Oakland then was outscored 10-0 in the fourth quarter in a Week 2 loss at Denver before falling apart late again in Miami on Sunday. Carr threw another costly interception and the Raiders let Miami turn two gimmick plays into long touchdowns that have kept Gruden winless in his second stint as Raiders head coach."We've got to take a deep breath and look forward to the moment," Gruden said. "We have to apply pressure, not to say we feel pressure. We've got to continue to remain confident and poised and do our jobs individually, so we can do our job collectively. I think at times we have some guys trying to do too much. That's something we really have to solve quickly. We do have good enough players to finish."This marked the first time since Kiffin's final two games in 2008 that the Raiders lost consecutive games when leading after three quarters. They joined the 2011 Minnesota Vikings as the only teams in the past 20 seasons to start the year 0-3 when leading all three games at halftime.Oakland has started with the ball each week and all three games have begun with the Raiders scoring and the opposition going three-and-out. That has led to the Raiders outscoring the opponent by 18 points in the first half, tying for seventh best in the league heading into Monday night. But Oakland has been outscored by 47 points in the second half, 22 points behind the next worst team in Arizona.The problems have been in all three phases. The offense has scored TDs on just four of nine red zone trips, committed five turnovers and fallen flat late in games with just one field goal in the fourth quarter all year.Oakland has failed to generate any big returns on kicks or punts and had an extra point blocked in Denver that proved to be the difference in a one-point loss.The defense has allowed three TDs on shovel passes and struggled to generate big plays after trading star edge rusher Khalil Mack. Oakland ranks last in the league with three sacks and tied for last with just one takeaway, contributing to Oakland being the only team that hasn't started a drive this season in the opponent's territory."It's a big reason why field position is what it is," Gruden said. "Really a turnover is getting a three-and-out, too. Getting a three-and-out, getting the ball back immediately can almost be as good as a turnover. We need some of those and we need to get the ball back Womens Jordy Nelson Jersey , whether we intercept it or strip it away."NOTES: K Mike Nugent has an injured hip and the Raiders are bringing in kickers for tryouts this week in case he can't play. ... S Karl Joseph has an injured hamstring and will likely miss at least one game. ... RT Donald Penn has concussion symptoms but Gruden said he thinks he'll be OK.Raider Nation still not convinced Raiders are on the right track heading into pivotal game in LA vs Chargers ‘Winning cures all’ is a popular saying in sports. And in the NFL where there are just 16 games per season, a win means a lot more than it does in say Major League Baseball or the NBA. But even in the NFL, when that win is put alongside a lot of losses, it doesn’t cure much.After week three, the Raiders were winless on the season, having collapsed in the second half of each game. At that point, fan confidence in the direction of the team had dipped to just 32%.They came back to Oakland to face the 1-1-1 Browns desperate to cobble together something. And they did. They won the game, end of story, yay!Not exactly.That win was about as tough as they come. They needed overtime to do it, and in that overtime period Derek Carr went over 400 yards passing, and Amari Cooper and Jared Cook both went over 100 yards receiving, joining Marshawn Lynch who went over 100 yards rushing. And the Raiders every yard of that to pull it out.The Raiders blew a lead several times to the Browns. And though the Browns are actually a pretty decent team this year, they had done their share of collapsing this season as well. They also had a rookie quarterback making his first start, and lost two of their top three cornerbacks during the game.With all this, the Raiders gave up 42 points and came within inches on an overturned first down run from dropping their 4th straight to start the Jon Gruden era. That defense is still a major concern while Khalil Mack is in Chicago winning NFC Defensive Player of the month honors.There were some positive signs in the win. Showing some resilience was huge for their confidence. The late game heroics were admirable and, who knows Youth Marcus Gilchrist Jersey , it may just start something for them to have come back to win instead of fade away to lose.It may also be one of those things they will be facing every week with the odds of pulling out those wins stacked against them.This week’s FanPulse poll suggest the Raider Nation may have been encouraged by the Raiders getting their first win, they’re still hesitant to jump in and say things have turned around. (Sign up here to take our weekly Raiders survey)Confidence level rose slightly this week, but just 6% to reach 38% after the first quarter.They will head to Los Angeles to play the Chargers Sunday, making for a pivotal game in terms of their season prospects. The Chargers are a pretty good team, but not unbeatable. Though they were the offseason favorite to win the AFC West, it’s hard to know exactly how good they are because their two wins were against bottom feeders in the Bills and 49ers while their two losses were to the league’s only undefeated teams; the Rams and Chiefs.What we do know is they have one of the league’s top offenses, having scored at least 23 points in every game this season and averaging nearly 28 points per game.Should the Raiders lose, they would fall to 1-4 on the season and 0-2 in the division. And fan confidence will rightfully tumble.Should the Raiders pull out a win, they will pull to within one game of .500, having beaten a very good team and division rival. If that were to happen, I fully expect the fan confidence to shoot up, especially with three of the most favorable part of the schedule upcoming with match-ups such as the Seahawks, Colts, 49ers and Cardinals. Beating up on bad out of division teams isn’t going to cut it. Gotta have this one in Los Angeles.Follow @LeviDamien