(OAKLAND) — The Oakland Raiders (8-7) will play what could be their final game of the season at home against AFC West Division rival San Diego Chargers (7-8).
The Raiders come into the game having beat the Chargers three games in a row.
If Oakland wins, they would still need the Broncos to lose to the Chiefs to win the AFC West.
The Raiders could possibly still get in as a wild card if: Cincinnati loses to Baltimore with either the New York Jets winning over Miami or Tennessee losing to Houston.
“The promise I made to this football team is we are going to play as hard as we can play and take care of our business,” said Raiders head coach Hue Jackson when asked about scoreboard watching on Sunday. “When the game is over then we will find out exactly where things are.”
If Oakland were to get in, it would be their first trip to the playoffs since their 2002 AFC Championship season.
The Chargers, who are looking towards 2012, still want to end their season on a high note.
“You want to win your last game. We want to stop the three-game losing streak we have against them,” said Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers.
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Lois M. Collins, Deseret News
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