It comes down to this: Beat Jamaal Charles and the Kansas City Chiefs in week 17 and the Oakland Raiders will go 8-8 overall and 6-0 in division.
This would mean they can no longer be called losers. It's a lot to play for.
The last time these two teams met, the Chiefs started strong, but the Raiders stormed back in the second half to earn an overtime victory.
The game plan for Oakland should look much the same as it did in the previous matchup, but it has to be executed from start to finish if the Raiders want to win again.
The Chiefs have clinched the AFC West division title. Therefore, they don't have much to play for—except to ruin the Raiders hopes of a non-losing season.
The Chiefs will be motivated to extend the Raiders' streak of seven straight losing seasons; the Raiders will be playing to drop the moniker of "perennial losers."
This should be as close to war as a football game can get.
Let's have a look at the keys to a Raider victory...