2010 NFL: No, I’m Not Crazy, Raiders and 49ers Still Alive In Their Divisions

December 13, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Perhaps this is just the wishful thinking of a fan, but even after the Oakland Raiders squandered a late lead to the Jacksonville Jaguars and lost 38-31, the Raiders are still alive to win the AFC West.
That may be wishful thinking or just the reality that the AFC West is a tight division between three teams that aren't great.
The Kansas City Chiefs also lost today to the San Diego Chargers, 31-0.  If the Chiefs lose to the St. Louis Rams or Tennessee Titans, then the Raiders will be in position to even the records in the final week, when the Raiders face off at Kansas City.
Yes, the Raiders have been putrid on the road this season.  Except within the AFC West, in which the Raiders went on the road and destroyed the Broncos 59-14 and the Chargers, 28-14.
In order to win the division however, the Raiders will also need the San Diego Chargers to lose once because the Raiders own the tiebreaker against San Diego. 
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