Oakland Raiders: 4 Games That Will Determine Playoffs for Raiders
The Oakland Raiders control their own destiny. They have a one-game lead over the Broncos and Chargers in the AFC West Division, but they need to keep winning games to hold off the unpredictable teams in their division.
The Raiders have a tough schedule ahead and need to put together a winning streak. Here are four games that will determine if the Raiders go to the playoffs.
Raiders Visit the Miami Dolphins
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This game can be big for the Raiders.The Dolphins have have struggled for most of the year but have caught fire the last two games. This is a game that Oakland should be favored and they should win.
Oakland missed the playoffs last year due to the fact that they could not put wins together outside of their division. This is a game that Oakland needs to win because this is the arguably the easiest game on their schedule.
Oakland Visits the Green Bay Packers
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Oakland will travel to Green Bay as they take on the defending Super Bowl champions. This is a big test for the Raiders because the Packers are the best team in the league.
If Oakland can pull out a victory against Green Bay, it will give them a big confidence boost and another win in the win column.
Raiders Visit the Kansas City Chiefs
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The Raiders suffered a terrible loss to the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this year. The Raiders were breaking in a new quarterback and their best player went down with an injury. The injury was a major setback but the Raiders should have won this game and blew a big opportunity.
Due to the loss, the Chiefs have found a way to bring themselves back into the playoff picture after a rough start. This is the last away game of the regular season for the Raiders and this is a must win game.
They need to find a way to keep a lead over the Chiefs if they want to make the playoffs.
Raiders Host the San Diego Chargers
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The Raiders face the San Diego Chargers as the last game of the regular season. This can be a big game for both teams as the Chargers are right behind the Raiders in the AFC West Division.
This game is a must win for the Raiders especially because they control their own destiny. If they have a lead on the Chargers going into this game, it will only make this game even more meaningful.
If the Chargers pass the Raiders, this will be Oakland's chance to catch up to the Chargers and make a run at winning the division.