The Oakland Raiders close out their regular season on Sunday, and here are three players to keep an eye on during the game against the Denver Broncos.
Here we are Raider Nation, just a few days away from the Oakland Raiders regular season finale. In what has been possibly one of the biggest up and down seasons in recent memory, the Raiders (7-8) are playing a Week 17 game that has major ramifications.
Sure the odds are stacked against the Raiders to make the playoffs, as the scenarios that have to play out are multiple, but there is a chance.
Week 16 was a must win for Oakland to keep its playoff hopes alive, and the team delivered. Missing Pro Bowl offensive tackle Trent Brown and rookie running back Josh Jacobs who is eighth in the NFL in rushing yards, Derek Carr and company pulled out a win over their division rival the Los Angeles Chargers for the second time this season.
The week 17 matchup is one that has different circumstances compared to the previous week. Being the difference here is Oakland were almost completely out of playoff contention as of last week. Now with slim but playoff chances up for grabs here, the Broncos (6-9) would love nothing more then to ruin the hopes of their division rival in the finale.
With one team playing for pride and another playing for a possible destiny with the playoffs, here are three players to watch.