Cornerback Chris Johnson isn't one to hold back on the football field or in speaking his mind. On Monday, he was at it again, making sure everyone knew that the Raiders' latest victory isn't a one-game aberration.
"It's never a fluke with us," he said. "We have the talent. We're probably the most talented team in the National Football League. If we play like we played (Sunday), and we do the same thing in practice, then we will expect to win and we expect to make plays, and we did that (Sunday)."
The Raiders defeated the Denver Broncos 59-14 on Sunday in a road game that they led 38-0 midway through the second quarter. Johnson contributed to the barrage by returning an interception of Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton for the second of Oakland's eight touchdowns.
Johnson also is the one who posited an 8-0 finish for the Raiders after a 2-6 start last season.
"If you really want to look at it, you can go 8-0 and you might end up 10-6," Johnson said last year. "There's a possible way you can actually do it."
As it turned out, the Raiders won only three of their final eight games.
Johnson said there won't be a letdown after their resounding victory over the Broncos.
"There's no way we should have a step back this week," he said. "We just have to take this win and keep building and see how the end of the season finishes out."
Gradkowski has "made a lot of improvement," Cable said, "but is he ready to go and do it the way we need him to? We'll see. We just don't know yet."
Jason Campbell is fresh from a career-best performance (127.9 passer rating) Sunday. Still, Cable said, it's Gradkowski's job until further notice.
Cable said it appears Murphy came away from the midair collision with a bruised chest, though he is awaiting the results of further tests.
Murphy leads Raiders wide receivers with 21 catches, 337 yards and one touchdown.
Eleven teams have scored more than 59 points in a regular-season game. Teams have scored 60 or more points 22 times in regular-season and postseason games in league history.
The last time a team scored more than 59 points was Jan. 15, 2000, when the Jacksonville Jaguars defeated the Miami Dolphins 62-7 in an AFC divisional playoff game.
One would have to go back to 1989 to find the last time a team scored more than 59 points in a regular-season game. The Cincinnati Bengals beat the Houston Oilers 61-7 on Dec. 17 of that season.
The Raiders likely could have scored more against the Broncos if they so desired. Cable yanked Campbell after three quarters and called only running plays in the fourth quarter. The Raiders didn't score any points beyond the third quarter.
Seattle (4-2) at Raiders (3-4), 1:15 p.m. FOX