Monday, December 26, 2011

Biggest Game of the Season

This is the biggest game of the season for the Raiders but it's also one of the biggest games of Carson Palmer's career.

In order to defeat the Chargers, who would love to spoil the Raiders chance at the post season, Carson must play mistake-free football. He has to be a leader on offense and he cannot throw the INT's.

The Raider defense played a little better against KC, however Stanford Routt needs to stop with the penalties. He did have a pick but he has to keep his hands off the Charger receivers once they are past the 5-yard zone.

Routt has the cover skills but it's like he lacks confidence in his ability so he resorts to holding. He has to know that the refs are going to call it every time. Stanford does not have the luxury of a Darrelle Revis, where he can hold and get away with it.

Stanford Routt and Carson Palmer must play sound football throughout the game in order for Oakland to defeat the Chargers.

The Raiders (8-7) will win the division if:
  • They beat the Chargers next week and the Broncos lose to the Chiefs.
  • Oakland doesn’t own any tiebreakers over Denver, so it needs to win the division based on overall record.
This last week of the season, all Raider fans have a pass to root for the Kansas City Chiefs .. Go Chiefs!!!