The Raiders have been up and down and all around but, with just one game to play find themselves in one final, must-win game to earn a trip to the playoffs.
After everything they’ve been through, says defensive tackle Richard Seymour, that’s probably better than they could have asked for – especially over the last month when three straight losses put them on the verge of elimination before Saturday's dramatic win over the Chiefs.
“It’s coming down to the end of the year, a home playoff game in the Black Hole,” Seymour told Vittorio Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle after Saturday’s overtime victory over Kansas City. “A home game to get into the playoffs. That’s all you can ask. An opportunity to get in the dance is all yout want.”
Yet, it’s not so clear cut.
Yes, the Raiders need to beat the visiting Chargers Sunday at O.co Coliseum. But, they need some help, too.
To win the AFC West, Oakland needs to beat San Diego – which was eliminated from the playoffs Saturday with a loss