The Oakland Raiders have failed to follow the script.

You know, the one written all offseason about the Silver and Black barreling through autumn as an AFC powerhouse and newfangled challenger to the conference crown?

Instead, the hot-and-cold Raiders find themselves 3-5 at the midway point, a club with issues on both sides of the ball -- problems that festered again in Sunday's 34-14 collapse to the frisky Bills.

Despite the sketchy results, quarterback Derek Carr refuses to see the Raiders as a fading entity, promising after the loss to get Oakland back on track.

"No one thought that, especially with the kind of guys we have and how we work," Carr said of the losing record, per the team's official website. "Where do we go from here? We do the same thing that we always do. We work."