The Raiders improved to 5-4 after defeating the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 10 and are in the second wild-card spot for the AFC playoffs.
The Raiders (5-4) host the Bengals (0-9) at 1:25 p.m. Sunday at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
If the Raiders (5-4) defeat the Bengals on Sunday and the Chargers upset the Chiefs (6-4) on Monday, the Raiders would vault into first place in the AFC West.
The NFL Draft is set to begin April 23 in Las Vegas , but its exact location has been a mystery. That will change Nov. 26.
Safety D.J. Swearinger and defensive end Dion Jordan have only been around the team for a few practices, but head coach Jon Gruden said he expects both to be active on Sunday.
Raiders offensive lineman Richie Incognito once had a helmet swung at him during a 2013 preseason game.
Part of the reason the Raiders are expected to activate recently acquired D.J. Swearinger and Dion Jordan despite both being on the roster for a short time is the state of injuries on Oakland’s roster.
Raiders running back Josh Jacobs said he was unaware the Bengals were still winless and are No. 32 in rush defense as Oakland and Cincinnati will play on Sunday.
Rookie quarterback Ryan Finley will make his second start for the winless Bengals on Sunday. Even though there isn’t much film on him, the Raiders do know about him.
Clark County officials are in the early stages of figuring out how the area around Allegiant Stadium will change as the event facility heads toward the finish line.