The Oakland Raiders lost a heartbreaker in Jacksonville last Sunday and failed to pick up a game on the Kansas City Chiefs. They also gave the game back that they took from the Chargers the week before.
The Raiders now need to win out and depend on the Chiefs and the December-dominant Chargers to lose to get in the playoffs. That doesn't look too good for the Silver and Black so it's time to play for next year.
You never play for next year until you are mathematically out of the playoff picture. Plus, there is still a great chance that the Raiders can get in the playoffs this season.
Turn the page to see how great a chance they have.