As if Mother Nature took its cue for the possible final game in at Oakland Coliseum and kicked in a downpour just to send the point home.
It’s a bittersweet affair in Oakland, and while it only further dampens the spirits of the fans, it won’t keep them away from what they fear could be their final chance to see the Raiders take the field in Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
It’s been raining for a while and is expected to continue throughout the game. That should make for a slippery game which usually signals a run first, grind it out affair between the Raiders and division rival Broncos.
Running the ball is more the Broncos forte than the Raiders. They deploy rookie Pro Bowl rookie Philip LIndsey and fellow rookie Royce Freeman.
The Raiders will also be without both starting corners Gareon Conley and Daryl Worley. Conley was downgraded to Out for the game with a concussion while Worley was placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.
When it rains, it pours. Indeed.