6 Games the Oakland Raiders Need to Win to Make the Playoffs

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6 Games the Oakland Raiders Need to Win to Make the Playoffs
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In 2011, the AFC West champion needed just eight wins to make the playoffs, but with a revamped division set for 2012, this year's winner will need to do better than that.

While the term "must-win games" is grossly overused throughout the season, there still are a number of games each team can identify on their schedule as games they can't afford to slip-up in if they have playoff aspirations.

For the Oakland Raiders, we've identified six games that the team needs to capitalize on if they hope to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2002. Now obviously, if they want to make the playoffs, they'll also need to win a handful of the remaining 10 games as well, but those will be more difficult.

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