NFL Picks And Predictions Week 17: Chargers Vs. Raiders

The Oakland Raiders' playoff hopes will be on the line Sunday versus the AFC West-rival San Diego Chargers at the Oakland Coliseum.

The Oakland Raiders' playoff hopes will be on the line Sunday versus the AFC West-rival San Diego Chargers at the Oakland Coliseum. They can clinch their first postseason berth and division title since the reaching the Super Bowl in 2002 with a win over the Chargers coupled with a loss by Denver to the Chiefs. Though Kansas City has been eliminated from postseason contention, Oakland is hoping the Chiefs have one more win left in them.

The Raiders still have a shot at a Wild Card spot if both they and Denver win, as long as Cincinnati and Tennessee both lose on Sunday. A Bengals' loss to Baltimore and a victory by the New York Jets over Miami will also work out in Oakland's favor.

Every CBS Sports expert thinks the Raiders will pull out the victory here. Eight of the ten ESPN experts agree.

Meanwhile, Peter King thinks the Chargers will play spoiler:

The see-saw season ends for the Raiders, but look on the bright side: At least they'll eclipse the all-time record for penalties and penalty yards in a season with four penalties for at least eight yards.

For more on the AFC West playoff race, stick with SB Nation Denver. For more on the Denver Broncos, check out Mile High Report, and for more NFL, check out SB Nation NFL.

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