Wild card off the table for Raiders


The Raiders had the wild card removed as a possibility for making the playoffs following the results of Sunday’s early games.

With the New York Jets losing 19-17 in Miami and Tennessee beating Houston 23-22 the only way Oakland can make the post season is by beating the San Diego Chargers and Kansas City defeating the Broncos in Denver.

By virtue of league tiebreakers, the Raiders needed either a Jets win or a Titans loss in the morning games to remain in the wild card race.

If the Raiders beat San Diego and the Chiefs beat the Broncos, Oakland would win the AFC West because of a superior division record (4-2 to 3-3 for Denver) and host a playoff game against either Baltimore or Pittsburgh next weekend.

Houston was in position to win the game against Tennessee but failed on a two-point conversion with less than 14 seconds to play when the center snap went over the head of quarterback Jake Delhomme.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • Thec07


  • Thec07

    My son just had a siezure. Please pray for us.


    Whats your sons name?

  • GoodOle00

    Orton’s gonna get it done

  • Mum-O-killowe

    One Nation.

  • C2E

    At least we don’t have to worry about the cincy game 🙂

  • RaidingTexas

    Here we are hoping Palmer and Orton play out of their minds.

  • BewareofRaiders

    Go Raiders!! Go Cheifs!!(cant believe i said that)

  • JT

    Orton will stick it to his old team, also, he has the inside info on the broncos…

    raiders will win at home their afc west, just like Al predicted, win at the end…

  • GoodOle00

    We just need to handle our business and play like a play off team.

    Weapons on line…

  • I love Kyle Orton!

  • mcfadden20.

    qodrn1 Says:
    January 1st, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    My son just had a siezure. Please pray for us.


    GOD Bless YOUR son.. hope he gets better soon ….

  • RaidingTexas

    C2E Says:

    At least we don’t have to worry about the cincy game


    Yeah, but now I hope Cincy wins and knocks that bullsh!t Titans team out.

  • Raiderbuck

    Well fate doesn’t seem to be on our side, so we go do what we can and let the rest fall where it will.

  • BewareofRaiders

    McClain Hungry

  • 504 Raider

    Here we go.

  • Stupid penalty already.

  • JT

    2 bonehead penaltys for 1st downs?!%%

  • 8RaiderReign8

    Great and Baltimore takes the lead.