Denver felt like a momentum changing game. The players obviously came out with a must win attitude and executed that and quieted the critics, but the same critics will come out of the woodworks if the Chargers drop this one - even if the Raiders are improved, everyone sees right through wins over the Dolphins and Browns. Even better, LT absolutely loves playing against the Raiders and has owned them as the Chargers have for a while now.
The Bolts have three games coming up + the bye that we should all expect them to win. Win Sunday, use the bye week to clean up some of the technical errors, scout the teams coming up on the schedule, etc., then beat Houston and Minnesota. 5-3 going into the Colts game which is at home. The goal is really just to improve as the season goes along and get into the playoffs. The Super Bowl isn't won in September, so the team can put it behind them and focus on taking control of a very winnable division.
aka KGB Chicken