The Raiders are finding ways to win. Right now, they are 7-4 and leading the division. They are on the road as they head to play a very inconsistent Miami Dolphin team. This game should be in Oakland's favor but it could also be a potential trap game.
Here is a look at why this game is extremely important for the Raiders' playoff future
This turns into a must-win situation for the Raiders as they try to hold onto the one-game lead over the hot Denver Broncos. Right now, the Raiders control their own destiny if they want to make the playoffs.
This is the opportunity for the Raiders to gain another game on the Broncos. If Oakland can muster at least three wins out of their remaining schedule, they should clinch the division. Denver is going to struggle due to their remaining opponents.
Since the Raiders are favored over the Dolphins, this gives key players time to rehab and get healthy. This is important because the Raiders face the Packers the following week and the Lions the week after.
If the Raiders can get some of their stars fully healed for those games, it increases the chances of them pulling out the victory.
The Raiders have won three straight games. A win over the Dolphins can keep this positive momentum going as they face the Packers.
With every win, the Raiders take a step closer to the playoffs. This has been their goal from the start of the year and with the winning streak that they are on, their goal is in reach.