It didn’t take the Raiders long to begin looking ahead to the 2020 season after closing out the regular season with a loss to Denver on Sunday.
The Vegas Nation crew previews the Raiders matchup against the Denver Broncos and breaks down how the team can still make the playoffs.
Both Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (shoulder) and starting left guard Richie Incognito (ankle) have been declared doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Broncos.
Both starting guards Richie Incognito (ankle) and Gabe Jackson (knee) did not participate in Thursday’s Raiders practice. Neither did cornerback Trayvon Mullen (neck/concussion protocol/illness), defensive back Lamarcus Joyner (calf/quad) and wide receiver Tyrell Williams (foot).
The Raiders released a statement that said Jacobs woke up Wednesday with discomfort in his leg, was evaluated and treated for a “superficial skin infection.”
According to a high-ranking league official, the NFL has also considered having the Raiders and Allegiant Stadium host the season-opening Thursday night game.
Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said he will play whoever is available to help the Raiders defeat the Broncos in Week 17.
The Raiders playoff hopes will live to see another day after they held on to beat the Los Angeles Chargers 24-17 on Sunday.
The Raiders (6-8) travel south to face the Chargers (5-9) at 1:05 p.m. Sunday at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. Here is a breakdown by position.
Richie Incognito will be out for the Raiders in their penultimate game of the 2019 season against the Chargers.