Comment: The Oakland Raiders saw their six-game winning streak come to an end in the cold of Kansas City last Thursday night. They went from the top seed in the AFC with a bye and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs to a No. 5 seed as a wild-card team having to travel for a first-round game.
That's where things currently stand thanks to a 21-13 loss to the Chiefs that gave their AFC West rivals a sweep and dropped the Raiders to 10-3.
Plus, you also drop a spot, from No. 3 to No. 4, in the ESPN NFL Power Rankings and watch those same Chiefs leapfrog you.
Not that Raiders coach Jack Del Rio is losing much sleep over the developments, mind you.
“We’re not going to lay back and bathe in adulation after a win,” he said. “And we’re not going to sit and wallow in misery when we lose.”
Besides, win at the No. 21-ranked San Diego (5-8) on Sunday and the Raiders clinch their first playoff berth since 2002, which is also the last time Oakland had a winning season.
Yes, the Raiders marinated a bit in their lot over the long weekend.
“It was definitely good to get some rest, especially after a quick turnaround on Thursday,” running back Latavius Murray said.
“We’re looking forward to everything we have in front of us. Our goals are still right in front of us, so we refocus, we just worry about that and the things that we can control now going forward…cheap NFL jerseys
"We want to be playing (in the) postseason. We want to give ourselves a chance to play for the big one. So it starts Sunday. We’re excited for that opportunity to give ourselves a chance to continue playing later.”