Las Vegas Raiders: 5 players we need to see more of in Week 17
The Las Vegas Raiders wrap up their season in Week 17 against the Denver Broncos and here are 5 players we need to see more of in the season finale.
The Las Vegas Raiders season will officially end in Week 17 against the Denver Broncos, as they were mathematically eliminated from the playoffs with the heartbreaking loss to the Miami Dolphins last Saturday night. The season was essentially over after the loss to the Los Angeles Chargers the week prior, but there was still some slight hope if the Raiders were able to win out and get some help.
Obviously, neither of those things happened, as their relevant Wild Card rivals won their games and the Raiders could not close out the Dolphins on Saturday night. That game was typical of the Raiders season, as it contained plenty of ups and downs, but ultimately ended in disappointment.
The Raiders and Broncos will both be playing for nothing but pride as Las Vegas is locked into a second-place finish in the AFC West no matter the result. However, the Raiders do have a chance to go 8-8 and avoid their fourth straight losing season, which would be an achievement in itself for Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock.
With little at stake but pride and the distinction of not having a losing season, the Raiders should use this game as an opportunity to put certain players on display that we have not seen enough of this season for various reasons. This game should be used as another tool to evaluate these players and see what they can bring to the table.
Here are the five players Raider Nation needs to see more of in the Week 17 matchup with the Denver Broncos.