The Raiders are on a three-game winning streak and here are 4 players on offense that have been crucial down the stretch as they fight for a playoff spot
The Las Vegas Raiders were staring down the barrel of playoff elimination At 6-7 after a humiliating loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in week 14. They have since rallied to come within a victory in week 18 of clinching their first playoff spot since 2016 and here are the 4 players on the offense who have been most crucial down this stretch for the Raiders.
Raiders: 4 offensive players who have been crucial down the stretch
Hunter Renfrow, Wide Receiver
Since becoming the de-facto number one target on the Raiders offense during the Thanksgiving game, Hunter Renfrow has been absolutely lights out. Since that game, Renfrow has recorded 43 catches on 50 targets, 501 yards, and three touchdowns. He has gone from reliable third-down target to the number one receiver on a potentially playoff-bound team.
Renfrow’s biggest game came against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving as he recorded 134 yards but his most crucial contributions came in week 17 against the Indianapolis Colts. Renfrow made the catch on the 4th and 2 play down in the red zone to give the Raiders a three-point lead and made what was essentially the game-winning play after a beautiful scramble by Derek Carr.
As of now he has 99 receptions for 1025 yards and seven touchdowns and has already had one of the better receiving seasons in Raiders history. He has a chance to record a 100 catch season in week 18 and will be a vital player against a good Chargers secondary.
Who would have thought that the diminutive 5th round pick would become such a big part of the Raiders offense?