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The Oakland Raiders have one more game in 2014 before they pack it in for the winter, and many of the same players still have injuries either keeping them out of practice or game day itself. The best news is that rookie quarterback Derek Carr is ready to go for Sunday after experiencing an undisclosed illness.
Going into Sunday’s second meeting of the season between the long-time AFL rivals (Kansas City won earlier this season 23-20), the stakes could not be any higher.
There is still one thing for the 49ers to play for this season. Frank Gore is very close to another 1,000 yard season, which will not only put him in an elite group, but will help show that he is still one of the best backs in the NFL.
The NFL named their Pro Bowl players and the Dallas Cowboys lead the NFL with six total offensive players chosen. Here is who made the cut as the Cowboys’ Pro Bowl choices.
The Oakland Raiders have always played the Denver Broncos, the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Diego Chargers—dating back to the inaugural 1960 season of the American Football League. The Silver & Black even have played these three foes six times in the playoffs, as the rivalries run deep. The 2014 season closes with yet another big rivalry game for the Raiders—at Denver.
After a wild come-from-behind 38-35 overtime win in San Francisco this past Saturday evening, the Chargers will look to lock up the final AFC playoff spot this Sunday when they travel to Arrowhead Stadium to battle division rival Kansas City.
The 49ers have reached their regular season finale, but are nowhere near where they had hoped to be at the start of the season. To avoid a 5 game losing streak they must beat a very good Cardinal team that is looking to clinch the NFC West.
The Dallas Cowboys will head into the final game of the season without the NFC East on the line for the first time in four years. Their opponents, the Washington Redskins, are playing for pride as the season ends.
The 3-12 Oakland Raiders travel to Denver for their 2014 finale against the Broncos, and it’s probable the Broncos may not have much to play for, in terms of playoff seeding. But Denver will still want to win the game, and the Raiders haven’t been very good on the road this year at all—the Silver & Black is winless, in fact, away from the Coliseum.