Then it was celebration time, and the chance to look ahead to a Super Bowl showdown that should delight the Southern California show-biz crowd. Yet while the Coliseum crazies rejoiced, the Raiders exuded all the excitement of a team that had just squeezed out a win in early October. "We haven't accomplished our goal," Gannon said, frowning. "There's work to be done. It's weird how it worked out, but it's not about him [Gruden], it's about two teams."
For the Raiders, it's all about time—if Gannon continues to get some, an intricate game becomes pretty damn simple.