The Raiders have been divided on Wilson's merits, but they had to go with him on Sunday. Jim Plunkett, who went out in the third game with a dislocated left shoulder, is throwing again in practice but he still has some work to do before he plays a game. "There was a time we were pointing fingers," cornerback Mike Haynes said of the criticism of Wilson. "But we weren't going anywhere like that. We decided, 'This is what we've got—we'd better get used to it. Marc's our guy.' "
Said Wilson, "I try."
The Raiders and Broncos, now both 8-4, will meet once more during the regular season, on Dec. 8 at Denver's Mile High Stadium. Chances are, finesse will take a holiday.