Playoff scenarios reign supreme in NFL Week 17 and things are about to get crazy. Here are the top five games of the final week of the regular season you should tune in to.
You want competitive football? Well here you go. NFL Week 17 features all 32 teams and they all match up on Sunday. A plethora of teams can secure playoff berths and there’s going to be plenty of drama come the late afternoon.
Here are the top five games of the week.
5. Oakland Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers
One of the first games on the list features an AFC West matchup with playoff-clinching scenarios. If you aren’t aware at this point, all of the top five games of the week are going to feature games where teams are playing for postseason berths on the line. The Chargers need more than just a win to clinch a wild-card spot and the Raiders will look to play spoiler.
This will be the second meeting this season and the Chargers came away with a 17-16 win in mid-October. They’ll look to continue that same success against a Raiders team that’s been filled with disappointment this season. There were playoff expectations coming into the year but injuries and inconsistencies derailed any of those hopes. Now, the Raiders will look to end 2017 on a positive note and keep their division rival out of the postseason.
The Chargers have three different scenarios that could get them into the postseason, with the easiest being a win, a Titans loss or tie and a Bills loss or tie. It’s frustrating for a team that’s worked their way back from a 0-4 start but all the Chargers can do is handle their business this week and hope for the best. The NFL has been ridiculous this season and just about anything can happen, we know that.
Don’t expect the Raiders to fold over and give this game to Anthony Lynn’s team. With Jack Del Rio’s seat getting warmer and warmer, a win would help his cause going into 2018.