After a surprising loss to the Atlanta Falcons last week, the Raiders (6-5) face a must-win situation against the winless New York Jets on Sunday in New Jersey.
Now on the outside looking in on the AFC playoff race after dropping their last two games, it is imperative the Raiders get back on track. Their playoff hopes will take a severe hit if they fail to take care of business against an inferior team.
They will have to do so without two of their best players. Running back Josh Jacobs and safety Johnathan Abram are out with injuries.
For the Raiders to get things turned around, it’s important they are on the right side of a handful of individual matchups.