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.
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.
The Silver and Black haul in a victory amidst adversity and revenge in London. The Raiders vs. Bears provided a multitude of story lines to follow in this game. Khalil Mack, the Raiders record in international games, a bevvy of injuries, Carr against elite defenses, so on and so forth. But in Raiders fashion, Jon Gruden and the rest of the men in black found a way to stay in it until the very end in a game that epitomizes the old Al Davis credo: Just Win Baby!
Yet the season still feels so far away. The Pillagers are here to get you through with another Raiders Podcast. There’s plenty to talk about despite a slow off-season. Kenny and Che take to the Crow’s Nest to discuss Jacobs’ pending holdout, Cooper’s comments, stadium delays, and much more.
We’re joined by Bay Area News Group and Mercury News Writer Matt Schneidman. Matt takes time to answer your questions as well as ours. Also, Matt lends his insight on who stays and who goes this off-season and gives us some context on his approach to sports writing.
We sat down with former Raiders tackle and current sideline analyst Lincoln Kennedy. Tune in to hear his thoughts on the current state of the Oakland Raiders. Lincoln discusses the immediate impact Jon Gruden can have on this team. He also relates his experience with the locker room issues faced under Joe Bugle and how Gruden was able to right the ship in short time. Can Gruden have the same effect in 2018? Is Carr the leader this team needs? Find out all that and more on this episode of the Pillaging Podcast.