Jackson seeks improvement after Raiders opener



OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — From botching the coin toss to allowing a go-ahead touchdown in the final minute to the 10 penalties and numerous blown chances in between, new Oakland Raiders coach Hue Jackson sees plenty to work on after his exhibition debut.

The Raiders lost their preseason opener 24-18 to the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night, with many of the same issues that plagued Oakland a year ago still becoming problems.

Jackson says there was plenty to be happy about from the play of the first-team defense to the success of the passing game. Now the key in the next few weeks is to build on those and fix the lingering problems before the season begins Sept. 12 in Denver.