If football on Christmas day wasn’t enough, you don’t have to wait long after to catch another full slate of games, including the Silver and Black hosting the Miami Dolphins in Las Vegas.
Raider Maven Publisher Hondo S. Carpenter Sr., last week in his question and answer article alluded to the possibility of a game being moved. We now know his sources were correct.
After losing its primetime game due to COVID-19 back in Week 7 against the Tampa Bay Bucccaneers, the NFL has awarded the Raiders with a primetime game the day after Christmas.
Week 16 will kick off its week on Friday and continue with three games on Saturday, Dec. 26.
The first game will be between the Buccaneers and Detroit Lions, followed by the San Francisco 49ers traveling to the desert to take on the Arizona Cardinals.
Saturday night will conclude with the anticipated matchup between the Raiders and the surprising Dolphins.
The game was originally listed for Sunday as TBA, but we are now clearly aware that they will meet up on Saturday night.
The Dolphins (7-4) currently (7-4) hold the No. 5 spot in the wildcard ace, while the Raiders (6-5) have dropped to the No.9 spot out of a wildcard spot.
Who knows how the records will be for both teams in the next few weeks, but with both teams looking to make a push for the playoffs, this matchup will have serious potential implications on determining who will go forward and who will be heading home early after the season.
On a good note, in the last seven Christmas weekend games, the Raiders are 5-2, including 4-0 at home.
In last year’s Week 16 matchup, the Raiders prevailed with a 24-17 win over the Chargers in Los Angeles.
Now they will look to do the same against the Dolphins and make a push into the playoffs.
The Las Vegas Raiders will try to get back on track when they go back on the road to face the New York Jets on Sunday after getting blown out by the Atlanta Falcons.
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