The Las Vegas Raiders now have dropped back-to-back games.
Most notably, a blow out loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 12.
After looking like a legit contender as the Raiders almost completed the season sweep of the Chiefs, they dropped a dud in Atlanta.
Afterward, the team received much criticism as they have playoff aspirations they wish to fulfill.
One Raider player in particular, didn’t want to hear any of the hate.
Raiders OL Danzelle Good Vents On Twitter
In their Week 12 blowout loss to the Atlanta Falcons, the Raiders got dominated in every single facet of the game.
Offense, defense and special teams.
Offensive linemen Danzelle Good, who has played an instrumental part of this otherwise solid offensive line this year, tweeted his thoughts.
He wasn’t responding to any particular tweet or person, but one can expect after an embarrassing loss, that this locker room was feeling the heat.
— Denzelle Good (@IBeDG_71) December 2, 2020
Good does have a point.
Granted, the loss was ugly and it came at a bad time, but one game doesn’t define this team.
Just two weeks ago, analysts made the argument the Raiders were legit as they seemed to have figured out the puzzle that is the Kansas City Chiefs.
In the tweet, it appears that Good is talking to the “rando” or randos, who trolled the Raiders after the loss.
One tweet that seemed to go viral after the game was a photo captured on Falcons LB Deion Jones touchdown return.
This is a cold pic pic.twitter.com/WzqwK5xKSl
— Josh (@onlyonejj22) December 2, 2020
This came right before halftime as Jones taunts a defeated Raiders sideline on his way to the end zone.
But, the good news is that, there is still some football left to be played.
This weekend, the Raiders will be given the perfect “pick me up” opportunity as they take on the winless New York Jets.
Las Vegas Raiders Playoff Hopes
Now, that we are in the month of December, playoff hopes and aspirations either turn into reality or go to the waste side, only to be relighted in August.
The Raiders have been in the playoff race for nearly the entire season.
But, after back-to-back losses, the Raiders are now on the outside looking in.
Current NFL playoff picture:
1. Steelers: 11-0
2. Chiefs: 10-1
3. Titans: 8-3
4. Bills: 8-3
5. Browns: 8-3
6. Dolphins: 7-4
7. Colts: 7-4
1. Saints: 9-3
2. Seahawks: 8-3
3. Packers: 8-3
4. Giants: 4-7
5. Rams: 7-4
6. Bucs: 7-5
7. Cardinals: 6-5
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) December 2, 2020
They are currently tied with the Ravens, who after their loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, also fell to 6-5.
The good news for Las Vegas is that they hold the tie breaker over the Browns, as they defeated them just a couple weeks ago.
The other two teams sitting in front of Cleveland are Tennessee and Miami.
Now, Tennessee or Cleveland will suffer a loss this weekend as they face off with each other.
But, none of that matters if the Raiders cannot handle their own business.
Vegas somewhat controls their own destiny.
On their remaining schedule, they still have to face both Indianapolis and Miami.
If they are able to win both of those games and finish the season with a record of 10-6, while receiving some help along the way, they will be back in the playoffs.
Ironically, there is a very good chance their first round matchup would be a grudge match with the Kansas City Chiefs.