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Final score: Raiders 32, Broncos 31

A quick analysis of Week 17 insanity

NFL: Las Vegas Raiders at Denver Broncos
Bryan Edwards
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Another incredible finish — but what else would you expect for the final Las Vegas Raiders game of the season?

The Raiders finished the 2020 season with a 8-8 record.

What it means:
The Raiders won a wild game against the Denver Broncos to finish the season .500. It wasn’t pretty and they went 2-5 down the stretch, but it was a happy — but anxiety-inducing — ending to the season.

Las Vegas Raiders v Denver Broncos
Josh Jacobs
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Turning point:
A Josh Jacobs touchdown and a two-point conversion in the final seconds to give the Raiders the win. What a nutty season, what a nutty year.

Injury report:
Las Vegas cornerback Trayvon Mullen left the game late in the first quarter with a shoulder injury, but he returned in the third quarter. Fellow cornerback Damon Arnette left the game in the second quarter with a neck issue. Meanwhile, Henry Ruggs III took a shot to the head in the third quarter on a play he lost a fumble, he was evaluated for a concussion. Safety Johnathan Abram hurt his hip in the fourth quarter.

NFL: Denver Broncos at Las Vegas Raiders
Jon Gruden, Mike Mayock
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What’s next:
The 2021 offseason is upon us. There will definitely be some change in Las Vegas, starting with the search for a new defensive coordinator, which is the first order of business which should be another busy offseason for the Raiders.