Instant reaction: Raiders playoff dream ends in AFC Wild Card game

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Oakland Raiders’ Jalen Richard (30) lowers his head while on the bench with his teammates as they play the Houston Texans in the fourth quarter of the AFC West Wild Card round game at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. Houston defeated Oakland 27-14. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

HOUSTON – The Oakland Raiders season ended sooner than the team would have liked in a 27-14 loss to the Houston Texans in the AFC Wild Card game. Head coach Jack Del Rio, quarterbacks Connor Cook and Matt McGloin and cornerback David Amerson discuss the circumstances that led to the defeat.

#Raiders Jack Del Rio on dropped passes. Says the team needs to take a look at it & make sure they’re working to clean it up. pic.twitter.com/9CHIRAagv4

— Courtney Cronin (@CourtneyRCronin) January 8, 2017

#Raiders CB David Amerson explains why defense went through stretches where they played well then faltered on few bad plays. pic.twitter.com/bOA97gBoW0

— Courtney Cronin (@CourtneyRCronin) January 8, 2017

#Raiders Connor Cook said he was confident in game plan, guys around him and thought he was going to come in & play really well. pic.twitter.com/KDxGq70WSP

— Courtney Cronin (@CourtneyRCronin) January 8, 2017

#Raiders Matt McGloin says he was ready to go and relieve Connor Cook but didn’t lobby to do so b/c it’s not his decision who plays. pic.twitter.com/yrx1y1536b

— Courtney Cronin (@CourtneyRCronin) January 8, 2017

#Raiders Connor Cook on the valuable lessons these last two games have taught him and what he’ll take into the offseason. pic.twitter.com/8OF0mYlduC

— Courtney Cronin (@CourtneyRCronin) January 8, 2017

#Raiders Jack Del Rio on the magnitude of Donald Penn’s absence: "You lose your pro bowl left tackle, that was a blow." pic.twitter.com/icOkzn5FOm

— Courtney Cronin (@CourtneyRCronin) January 8, 2017

#Raiders cornerback David Amerson upset with the "one-sided" officiating and says league will have to deal with the full-strength Raiders. pic.twitter.com/G6Vi7UzZbX

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