The team was missing their star running back Josh Jacobs to a shoulder injury, but with help from the return of receiver Hunter Renfrow, the Raiders were able to get their offense going and top Philip Rivers and the Chargers 24-17.
Everything went right for Oakland today to keep them in the hunt for the Wild Card. The Titans and the Steelers lost, and the Colts won.
They'll need a lot of favors once again in Week 17, and of course have to win themselves, to make it into the post-season.
What needs to happen:
Raiders beat Broncos
Ravens beat Steelers
Texans beat Titans
Colts beat Jaguars
Hard as it is to believe, the Raiders have a path to the playoffs. Here’s what would have to happen in Week 17:— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 23, 2019
🏈Raiders beat Broncos
🏈Ravens beat Steelers
🏈Texans beat Titans
🏈Colts beat Jaguars
If those four things happen next Sunday, the Raiders make it as a wild card.
The Raiders need 10 things to happen between Week 16 and 17 to make the playoffs. They're halfway there:— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 23, 2019
✅ Steelers L
✅ Colts W
✅ Titans L
✅ Raiders W
✅ Browns lose 1 of last 2
6. CHI, DET, LAC or NE win in Week 17
7. Raiders W
8. Steelers L
9. Titans L
10. Colts W pic.twitter.com/U10RbktzXA
The Raiders play the Broncos in Denver next Sunday at 1:25 p.m.
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