There are many huge games taking place over the final weeks of the NFL regular season and the game that is on Sunday Night Football this weekend is no different. The Oakland Raiders are one win away from a wildcard playoff spot in the AFC and they are at home to the Dallas Cowboys, who are one win away from a wildcard playoff spot in the NFC. Both teams would need other results to go their way as they have to leapfrog teams, but the playoffs are still a possibility for these two and that means this is going to be an unbelievable game of football for all of us to enjoy.
Both teams have had their issues throughout the season and should either miss the playoffs then their season will be classed as a failure, making the playoffs is the minimum requirement for these two franchises in the position they are currently in. The players know that the coaches know that and of course, the fans do, so expect a lively encounter, with everything on the line.
The Oakland Raiders lost a huge divisional matchup last weekend against the Kansas City Chiefs and that is why they are not sitting in a playoff spot right now. They were beaten 26-15 by the Chiefs in a game where they really struggled to get going. Bouncing back will require character, but at this late stage of the season, it is something they must do right away.
The Dallas Cowboys are going in the right direction now, they don’t need to bounce back they just need to keep performing like they have done over the past two weeks. They have bagged themselves convincing wins over the Washington Redskins and New York Giants and that has pulled them right back into the playoff picture. They have all the momentum they need, and for them, the pre-game talk will be simple, just keep doing the same as they have done for the past two weeks.
This game has the makings of being a fantastic game of football and one that the neutral fans are going to love. The two teams have to put everything on the line here, and choosing a winner of the game is almost impossible. With good recent form, and a little momentum behind them, the Dallas Cowboys look to be favourites, but this is sure to be a tight, tense night for both teams.