Right now, the Raiders are the No. 8 team in the AFC at 7-6, and they need to be No. 6 to make the playoffs. The New York Jets are the No. 6 team right now at 8-5, with the Cincinnati Bengals at No. 7 also at 7-6, but winning tie-breakers with the Raiders.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are the No. 5 team, as they are tied with the Baltimore Ravens at 10-3 for the AFC North, losing both games to the Ravens. This doesn't bode well for the Bengals, who have to close the season against the Ravens, who will still be playing for something with the Steelers breathing down their backs.
The Jets have the Eagles, New York Giants and oncoming Miami Dolphins left on their schedule. The Giants are the team that I most look for to give the Raiders help to force a tie, which the Raiders would win because of their win over them early this season.
But to have a tie to break with the Jets, or to pick up a game on the Bengals, the Raiders have to win out.
The Raiders can't win out, if they don't win Sunday.