This afternoon, the Oakland Raiders (3-10) will host the Kansas City Chiefs (2-11) in their final home game of this miserable season.
The match-up might not exactly be what you want to see on a Sunday afternoon, but if you’re a fan of either team, you’ll tune in. Well, hopefully.
Many Raiders fans have given up on the season and are on board with the “tanking” strategy, and losing their last three games of the season on purpose to help them in the draft. It doesn’t sound like a bad idea, as they are in prime position to land the first overall pick. The Warriors did it last year and it landed them Harrison Barnes, should the Raiders do it too?
Everyone has their argument for or against it, but it’s something to think about. People will say that it is disrespectful to the game and that every player should be playing to win every game they play in, but to some degree, I think you should think ahead. The Raiders allow the most points per game out of any team in the NFL, and they are definitely up there in the list of the worst teams in the league.
On another note, Terrelle Pryor will be suiting up for his third consecutive game, and hopefully he will finally be able to see some action. He’s been waiting patiently for a chance to prove himself, and at this point, why not? Carson Palmer has had his ups and downs and I don’t think it really matters this far in the season, given the Raiders’ situation.
Regardless of your reason, tune in to CBS at 1:25 PM PT to watch these two teams go at it in a game that will mean nothing more than draft position.
But hey, you never know…