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Raiders look to use bye week to fix problems

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ALAMEDA, Calif. — For the Oakland Raiders, the bye is coming at just the right time.

With the Raiders reeling following a 37-6 loss to Denver on Sunday that was their most lopsided in this series in a half-century, first-year coach Dennis Allen is looking to use this week off to fix the problems that have hurt Oakland (1-3) during the first quarter of the season.

There are many issues to deal with, starting with a running game that has been shut down in three of the first four games, a defense that can't get off the field on third down, a non-existent pass rush and a banged-up secondary that has struggled to stay with receivers.

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