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Dennis Allen laughing at absurdity, not losing efforts

Cameras caught Raiders coach Dennis Allen grinning and laughing during a postgame exchange with Broncos head coach John Fox, but the rookie head coach says there's nothing funny about losing.

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Cameras caught Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen grinning and laughing following the team's 37-6 loss to the Denver Broncos last Sunday, but the first-year coach said that he was laughing at the absurdity of his team's 2012 season, according to Paul Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area.

The moment in question occurred when Allen met Broncos head coach John Fox at midfield for a postgame handshake.

Per CSN Bay Area:

"Came to middle of the field, said, 'Congratulations,' and he said, 'You're doing a good job,'" Allen said.

"But the question that he asked me was, 'Did you make it out healthy?' And with the health of our corners, with the health of our tackles, with the health of our wide receivers, I couldn't help but get a chuckle out of it."

Allen remarked that the question was worth a laugh because his squad didn't go into the game healthy, therefore it couldn't leave the game healthy.

The Raiders are off to a disappointing 1-3 start and have been outscored by their opponents by nearly 60 points this season. Injuries aside, they've been plagued by inconsistency on both sides of the ball, and that's no laughing matter.