Looking first at 2017, the Raiders have an uphill climb to get back into the playoff race after losing four of their first six games. With Derek Carr back healthy, they are looking to get a big divisional win. A loss here could doom their chances of making a playoff run (and help Buffalo in the process).
If you’re one of the folks who doesn’t care about the Bills making the playoffs and have an eye toward the future, Buffalo holds Kansas City’s first-round selection in the 2018 NFL Draft. If they lose, that draft pick gets better so you’re rooting for a Chiefs loss.
It’s also worth noting that Oakland will have an extra few days to prepare for their cross-country trip to Buffalo. They come in October 29th.
So, who are you rooting for tonight and what are you interested in?