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Hall, fill-in left guard Jon Feliciano, and some good plays made by Derek Carr outside of a costly interception on first-and-goal from the 1."I'm going to continue to emphasize the good and do everything I can to fix the things that are bad, because most of the things that are bad, my fingerprints are all over," Gruden said.It was not easy to sugarcoat this game, which marked the first time all season the Raiders (1-4) never held a lead. The pass rush generated little pressure, the defense created no turnovers [url=http://www.authenticlosangeleschargers.com/cheap-drew-kaser-jersey]http://www.authenticlosangeleschargers.com/cheap-drew-kaser-jersey[/url] , special teams provided no short fields, and Carr threw an interception at the worst time possible.With the Raiders trailing 20-3 and looking to mount a comeback late in the third quarter, Oakland had the ball first-and-goal from the Los Angeles 1. Despite the presence of powerful back Marshawn Lynch, Gruden opted to call for a play-action pass on first down.When no one broke open immediately, Carr held onto the ball before trying to force it to Derek Carrier in the end zone instead of throwing the ball away. Melvin Ingram was right there for an interception, marking the second time this season the decision to use Lynch as a decoy at the goal line backfired.Fullback Keith Smith was stopped on a fourth-down run from the 1 in a 20-19 loss at Denver last month. And of course, Lynch is still smarting from another goal-line interception that cost him a Super Bowl title in Seattle back in the 2014 season.Lynch tossed his helmet up in frustration as he left the field and didn't play the rest of the day as the Raiders were in their hurry-up offense for their only remaining drive.Gruden said he threw his visor and helmet in anger as well, and that frustration was something he had in common with Lynch. He still stood by the play call even if the execution didn't work."We were down 20-3. It wasn't the last play of the Super Bowl. We were down 20-3," he said. "It was first-and-goal, trying to save as much time as we can with a play-action pass."The Raiders have little time to dwell on this loss with a trip to London coming up this week to face the Seahawks. Rather than request an East Coast game before the long trip and either practice there or in London for the week, the Raiders opted to stay at home for most of this week.They will practice Tuesday through Thursday at their facility in the Bay Area before taking the long trip to London on Thursday night. They will arrive Friday afternoon and then get ready for the game Sunday night."I hope I can make it, honestly," Gruden said. "I'm not great. I get claustrophobic. My son was a weightlifter and he won a powerlifting competition in Belarus. I had to fly 14 hours. I had to fly home 14 hours. I had vertigo for a month. 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That, in and of its self, is encouraging.On the other hand, the secondary blew several coverage assignments, the pass rushers missed a handful of potential sacks due to undisciplined rush angles, and Desmond King committed a horribly bone-headed taunting penalty that extended a Buffalo possession and led to points. In other words, they were far from perfect.With that said [url=http://www.authenticlosangeleschargers.com/cheap-mike-williams-jersey]Color Rush Mike Williams Jersey[/url] , let’s look at my top offensive takeaways – good and bad – from Sunday’s game:Derwin does it all: Derwin James was all over the field on Sunday, recording eight tackles, two tackles for loss, a sack, and a pass break up. James played all over the field and made a massive impact in run support, in coverage, and as a pass rusher. He was the best player on the field regardless of team or position.The rookies carried the day鈥gain: Uchenna Nwosu had a sack and a couple of pressures, Kyzir White recorded three pass break-ups and an interception, and we already talked about Derwin James. They were the most impactful and most reliable aspect of the defense all day long and continued to show why the team selected them in the 2018 NFL Draft.The first half game plan was nearly flawless: At least from a game plan perspective, the Chargers did almost everything right on defense in the first half. Gus Bradley cut his playmakers loose, stacked the box, harassed Josh Allen and let his corners press the Buffalo receivers. I’m still not sure why he seems to be so committed to Kyle Emanuel, but he drew up some fun blitz packages and put his best players in position to succeed.Too many blown coverage assignments: While the score may not reflect it, the Chargers secondary did not play well in Buffalo. 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It looked like the Bills identified Des as someone who gambles on underneath routes and tried to pick on him with double moves; a tactic that worked regarding getting their receivers open downfield, even if Josh Allen failed to deliver the ball.That pretty much does it for my defensive observations. Unlike last week, I thought Gus Bradley did a much better job of identifying and attacking Josh Allen’s shortcomings, and I’m especially encouraged by the way he cut Derwin James loose in a variety of roles. The blown coverage assignments and mental errors notwithstanding, I was pretty happy with how the Chargers got after Josh Allen and felt like there is enough there to build on moving forward.What are your defensive observations from the Bills game? Let me hear them in the comments section below.