The Raiders will try to close the season with a sweep of the Denver Broncos on Sunday, but they’ll have to fight off cold weather and a resurgent team that is 3-1 with rookie quarterback Drew Lock at the helm.
After fan confidence dropped to a season-low 21 percent with a devastating loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, Raider Nation’s confidence in the direction of the franchise is back up to 57 percent as the team has an very minuscule shot at making the playoffs with a win.
Had they been able to beat Jacksonville in their Oakland finale, the Raiders would control their own destiny and have a chance to make the final wildcard spot with only a win this week.
When polling fans on which AFC playoff team they’d most like to see in the Super Bowl, it’s no surprise that Lamar Jackson’s Baltimore Ravens took the cake. Here are the results of all SB Nation readers polled.
Baltimore Ravens — 37.01 percent
Kansas City Chiefs — 27.36 percent
Buffalo Bills — 17.28 percent
New England Patriots — 7.50 percent
Whichever team lands the final wildcard spot — 5.99 percent
Houston Texans — 4.87 percent
Location: Empower Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado
Game time: Sunday, Dec. 29, 1:25 pm Pacific (4:25 pm ET)
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TV channel: CBS (Do I get the game?)
Online streaming: Fubo streaming service
Radio: Bay Area KCBS-740 AM, select games on 95.7 The Game and 106.9 KFRC-FM. Las Vegas 102.7 The Coyote, 720 AM (Brent Musburger, Lincoln Kennedy) | Full listings
Odds: Broncos are 3.5-point favorites, Over/Under is 41
Match-up history: Raiders lead all-time series 63-53-2
Announcers: Andrew Catalon, James Lofton
Enemy blog: Mile High Report