The Raiders are now on a three-game winning streak, and at 9-7 are facing off against divisional a divisional rival in the Chargers in the season finale.
This game is the biggest in the entirety of the 2021 season, as not only do the Raiders have the chance to exact revenge on the Chargers, but this is a winner take all scenario as the winner is going to the playoffs, the loser — will be watching from home.
The 28-14 loss to the Chargers in Week 4 not only ended the undefeated start to the season for the Raiders, but it also has never left the mind of this franchise. Now with a chance at a rare playoff appearance for the Raiders, and a potential home-field clinching game — the Silver and Black are going to go all out to clinch a playoff berth in this key matchup.
For those counting at home, the Raiders have made the playoffs only once since the 2002 NFL season, and they were without Derek Carr in the matchup against the Houston Texans. That led to Connor Cook starting and losing for the Raiders, so making the playoffs this season would have a much different feel.
Without further ado, I will take a look at three keys to victory in this highly anticipated Sunday night matchup.