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Playoffs scenarios for Raiders

Here are the playoffs scenarios for the Raiders as they prepare for their regular-season finale against the San Diego Chargers.
In short, for the Raiders to win the AFC West, they need to win or tie the Chargers on Sunday AND have the Denver Broncos lose to the Kansas City Chiefs.
If that doesn’t happen, the Raiders still can earn the second wild-card berth.
For that to take place, the Raiders need to win, the Cincinnati Bengals have to lose to the Baltimore Ravens AND there can’t be a three-way tie between the Bengals, Raiders and Tennessee Titans. The Raiders win every other tiebreaker, even a four-way tie that includes the Bengals, Titans and New York Jets.

DENVER BRONCOS

Denver clinches AFC West Division:

1) DEN win

2) DEN tie + OAK loss or tie

3) OAK loss

OAKLAND RAIDERS

Oakland clinches AFC West Division:

1) OAK win + DEN loss or tie

2) OAK tie + DEN loss

Oakland clinches a wild card spot:

1) OAK win + CIN loss + TEN loss or tie

2) OAK win + CIN loss + NYJ win

CINCINNATI BENGALS

Cincinnati clinches a wild card spot:

1) CIN win or tie

2) NYJ loss or tie + OAK loss or tie

3) NYJ loss or tie + DEN loss or tie

NEW YORK JETS

NY Jets clinch a wild card spot:

1) NYJ win + CIN loss + TEN loss or tie + OAK loss or tie

2) NYJ win + CIN loss + TEN loss or tie + DEN loss or tie

TENNESSEE TITANS

Tennessee clinches a wild card spot:

1) TEN win + CIN loss + NYJ win + OAK loss or tie

2) TEN win + CIN loss + NYJ win + DEN loss or tie

3) TEN win + CIN loss + NYJ loss or tie + OAK win + DEN win

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  • huronraider

    Forrest? you there?

  • edward teach

    76.Seymour Bush Says:
    December 26th, 2011 at 12:44 pm
    # YoungAmerican Says:
    December 26th, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    @VittorioTafur Vittorio Tafur

    #Raiders LB Aaron Curry credits long snapper Jon Condo for coming up with 5-on-2 right-side push design on 2 field goal blocks in Sunday win
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    Well it certainly wasn’t Hue Jackson who thought of it.

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    LMFAO

  • Forrest Hump

    Huronraider Says:
    December 26th, 2011 at 1:45 pm
    Jeff Houge
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    Figured it was Jason Swearingen actually. Here, here, go KC!!!

  • djohnnyg

    30.boss01 Says:
    December 26th, 2011 at 11:36 am
    Norvell already knows he is done, he will not be coaching for his job, if anything he is bitter that he didnt get the vote of confidence from the owner.

    That will equate to a team that has checked out and shut it down.

    I’m thinking the opposite will happen. I think SD will probably be in “hang it all out” mode, with nothing to lose, which can be extra dangerous; going for it on 4th down, long passes (which we are vulnerable to), bold defensive plays, etc. etc. etc.

    They like Norv and want to send him out a winner.

    PLUS…it’s the Raiders. They don’t wanna get swept again and to knock Oakland out of the playoffs is probably motivation enough in it’s own right.

    If we play NOT to lose…that’s what will happen; we will lose.

    So lets go get ‘em.