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The Oakland Raiders improved to 3-12 on the season with a 26-24 win over the Buffalo Bills at the Coliseum on Sunday. That’s three straight wins at home for the Silver & Black if you’re keeping track at home, and it’s also the third consecutive victory at home over a team that had playoff aspirations still. Yes, these 2014 Raiders may have found the secret formula to defending their home turf—finally.
In what was all but a must-win game for the Bolts Saturday evening in Santa Clara, Rivers willed the Chargers to a wild 38-35 come-from-behind win over the San Francisco 49ers, keeping San Diego (9-6) alive in the AFC playoff hunt.
The 49ers added another bad loss to their 2014 season. This time they blew a huge lead, losing at home and extending the teams losing streak. San Francisco played well enough to win, but not for the entire game and it cost them another win.
The Dallas Cowboys need to win this week as the Indianapolis Colts visit AT&T Stadium, but they may have to do so without DeMarco Murray, who broke his hand last week. Here is a look at the Cowboys vs. Colts injury report.
Once again, six different Oakland Raiders players did not practice this week, as the team prepares for its final home game of the year on Sunday. As the Silver & Black take on the Buffalo Bills, the team mostly will just try to avoid more injuries this late in a lousy two-win season that could be the final one for the franchise in Oakland.
It’s week 16, so the injuries are catching up to the 49ers who have 17 players listed on their injury report. While the Chargers don’t have as many players listed, they have some big names reported as injured and they are still playing for something this season other than pride.
With two games left in the regular season, the Bolts find themselves at 8-6, with road dates left in San Francisco (7-7) and Kansas City (8-6). In essence, the Chargers must win both games and get some help along the way, i.e. Pittsburgh (9-5) and Baltimore (9-5) stumbling.
Two teams that have nothing to gain this season, but a lot to gain for next year, will battle it out on “Thursday Night Football.” The future of the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars is quite cloudy right now, but a lot is on the line this week and CBS Sports’ Steve Beuerlein took time to discuss the match-up between two very young teams.
While nobody denies that the 49ers were outplayed by their opponent this Sunday, few will say that the roughing the passer call against Nick Moody had something to do with Seattle winning. A bad call won’t bring back the 49ers season, but it should at least get the NFL to change the rule and make sure it doesn’t happen again.