Week 15: Everything You Need to Know (and then some)

2020 Playoff Pontificator pt. II

Ok, I’m not sure why I decided to waste several hours of my life exploring and then writing up so much detailed information regarding Raider playoff possibilities after such a stinker of a game, but you, the blogue’sters will be the beneficiaries of such nonsense.

With the firing of PGTits©, many of us have some newfound hope that our atrocious defense can improve to the level of “just plain bad”. While the gut-wrenching loss by the Browns on Monday didn’t help our chances, if Marinelli can remove some of the defensive stench, and we can get back to having a consistently potent offense, just maybe we can get on a roll down the stretch.

Well, that’s what I am telling myself and it’s the justification I’m going with for burning up multiple hours on all of this, potentially for no good reason at all, lol.

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Week 14: Time to Make a Run

Sup’ Homers (including the actual Homer)! TRF comin’ @ ‘cha with your weekly fix of the Pontificator. Last Sunday, we escaped a massive faceplant. There really is no denying that fact. But at this point, who cares. As Al loved to say, Just Win Baby and last week we did just that, in dramatic fashion. All that matters now is we’re 7-5 and very much alive in the crazy AFC playoff hunt.

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2020 Las Vegas Raiders Playoff Pontificator (Week 13)

What are the Raiders’ Playoff Chances Headed Into Week 13?

How the Raiders Can Make a Playoff Run

With five weeks to go, the possibilities are (almost) endless. To help slim those realities to a more manageable number we’ll start by eliminating the least likely outcomes, both on the ‘happy’ and ‘sad’ ends of the spectrum.

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Final Chapter Release for SEKTOR V (Book 1)

Hey Y’all,

After conferring with Our Fearless Leader Kenny, we thought it would be cool to post the final (“finale”) chapter of Book 1 on PJFF since this is where the 1st posting of the Trilogy began.  Don’t worry, I know how y’all hate to scroll down so I am putting in external links as well as a page break!

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Week 16 Pontificator: Is the Fat Lady Finally Ready to Sing?

I realize that many of you are “done”.

Well, that’s nice, but that’s not how the Pontificator rolls…

This puppy runs until THERE IS 0.0 % CHANCE the Raiders will make the playoffs.

You say there is only a 0.6% chance the Raiders get in?

Well then, yep, you should expect another Edition coming your way soon.

And by golly, here it is…

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Week 15 Pontificator: The Six Way Parlay©….We ain’t dead yet!

This Edition of the Pontificator might shock you. Despite the epic fail we have all painfully witnessed over the past three weeks, and everything you have read in the mainstream media, the Raiders are far from dead going into Week 15. Yes, they have a less than 1% chance right now, but that is mostly due to a universal belief that the team has absolutely no chance whatsoever of winning out.

Sure, a 3-game run looks borderline crazy right about now given that the team looks like its running on fumes. That said, let’s also not kid ourselves that any of the remaining three teams we will be facing are anything close to a juggernaut (no Beech).

Everything you will read from here on out is predicated on the belief that we will win out. Now if that upsets you, I suggest closing your browser now.  For those of you who have faith that somehow that hurdle can be met, then I invite you to read on and smash-blast the link below… Continue reading “Week 15 Pontificator: The Six Way Parlay©….We ain’t dead yet!”

Week 14: Push Coming to Shove…

Alright peoples, there is absolutely no denying that we have witnessed some SERIOUS Faceplant Action over the past two weeks. In fact, in every single loss save for the Texans debacle (thanks #16) we haven’t been competitive (which is putting it kindly). There is no doubt that this is a worrying trend. But, we are the 4th youngest team in the NFL so maybe this is part of the overused “growing pain” process. And for people like Homer (and me) you could look at it another way. For the games we DON’T get blown out in, we end up winning (Texan game notwithstanding).

I invite you to smash the link below and launch into this week’s in-depth Pontificator where I will do what I always do….give you some hope, even when things on the surface aren’t looking so bright…

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Week 12 Playoff Pontification

Ok, after a LOT of prodding and poking to do an early Pontificator, I acquiesced and gave in. However, this one will be a little different and a little shorter in scope. Think of this one as a “pre-season” Edition since its still early.

With 6 weeks to go the possibilities literally go into the billions. Its Sektor V ensemble on steroids. Given that, I will concentrate this edition on what the scenarios are for the Raiders to make the playoffs at:




At 11-5 and 12-4, the playoffs are 100% guaranteed so I won’t even go there. And a bit surprisingly, the odds of making it at 10-6, on the low end, is 95% (even with a loss to KC). On the upper end (with, not coincidently, a win over the Chiefs) the likelihood jumps a bit to 99%. So, for now, 10-6 wont be part of this analysis. Plus, as mentioned previously, this is “Pontification lite”. Once we get to December, I’ll get deeper (yes, that’s what she said) into the possibilities and nuance.

One change I’m instituting from the last time we publically Pontificated (Dec 2017), is that this year after the PJFF intro, I’ll be posting the meat of the analysis on my own site. There are a few reasons for this change. First off, our fearless leader is busy and doesn’t have copious time to edit, etc. KS is a busy man and I certainly respect that. Secondly, if you choose to click on the link below you will be teleported to a site that I can edit and publish content without having to bother anyone.

Plus, an added bonus is that you can comment directly within the post and, who knows, I may even respond.  Of course, as always, you can comment below on PJFF and since I know how many of you like your blogue comfort food, I’d never consider taking that e-sustenance away from y’all!

Ok, without further ado, let’s explore the various pathways for the Raiders to make the playoffs at the 8-and 9-win thresholds.

‘Njoi brethren!