"We're going to win the AFC West," Jackson told reporters one day after Oakland was handled at home by the New England Patriots, 31-19. "We're going to do everything we can to get in the playoffs and go challenge for a Super Bowl. I am not backing down from that."
The Raiders gained a season-high 504 yards of offense but were held to a season-low 19 points because they couldn't finish off enough drives with touchdowns and committed a pair of costly turnovers that ultimately doomed them.
"We're going to fix it, and we have just the men to do it," Jackson said. "What we got to do is go out and do it, and do it consistently, play in and play out. There's flashes of brilliance of this football team, whether it be offense or defense or special teams. And then all of sudden, sometimes things don't go the way we want them to. What we got to do is become a very consistent football team, and I think we can, and I think we will."
Now Oakland is in for another tough test this week with a trip to Houston to play a 3-1 Texans team fresh off a victory over defending AFC champion Pittsburgh.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.