The Oakland Raiders have put themselves in a really tough position when they lost to the Miami Dolphins this past Sunday. They lost their one-game lead over the Broncos in the AFC West, and they also snapped a three-game winning streak.
Now, they face the Green Bay Packers in the Frozen Tundra. The Raiders need to have some of their stars shine if they want to win this game.
Here is a look at five Raiders who need to shine this weekend in order for them to beat the Packers.
Michael Bush struggled all day long against the Dolphins. He could not find any openings to run through and had trouble running over defenders.
Bush rushed for 18 yards on 10 carries last week. In order for Oakland to beat Green Bay, the Raiders need a big day from Michael Bush.
Marcel Reece is having a big year at the fullback position. He has been blocking really well and has turned into a threat as a receiver.
Reece has had some big plays and is a tough matchup for most defenses. If the Raiders can get Reece the ball, he can turn any play into a touchdown.
Darrius Heyward-Bey needs to have a big day against the Packers for the Raiders to win. The Raiders have suffered many injuries at the wide receiver position, and Heyward-Bey has not been producing as much as he did in the beginning of the season.
The status of Denarius Moore and Jacoby Ford for the game on Sunday is still uncertain. If they are out, Heyward-Bey needs to shine for the Raiders to win.
Kamerion Wimbley has had a very good year so far. He has 48 combined tackles and seven sacks on the season.
Wimbley had a monster game against San Diego as he recorded four sacks and seven total tackles. The Raiders need to have another game like that from Wimbley if they want to beat the Packers.
Stanford Routt has had a decent year so far. He has three picks and 31 total tackles. Routt is going to have his hands full as he tries to slow down Greg Jennings, Donald Driver and Jordy Nelson.
If Routt can shut down one of those receivers or come up with a few interceptions, he will give the Raiders a great chance of winning this game.