A win would keep the Oakland Raiders alive in the AFC West race, where anything goes, apparently. Carson Palmer and company are more than a week removed from their road win over the Chargers last week, while the Minnesota Vikings are coming off a short week after a loss to the Packers.
Most of the experts are picking the Raiders to win this one. Vinnie Iyer at the Sporting News, however, foresees a different outcome.
Although that math doesn't add up in this unofficial "pick 'em," this matchup is prime for a surprise. The Raiders just got a big win over San Diego, so they're due for a head-scratching loss. In the battle of "CP" quarterbacks, Christian Ponder will get better support from Adrian Peterson than Carson Palmer will from Michael Bush.