Breaking down the Raiders' playoff odds heading into Week 16

After a much-needed win in Cleveland, the Raiders sit in the 10th seed in the AFC with postseason hopes alive thanks to a Daniel Carlson game-winning field goal.

Looking at the playoff picture through FiveThirtyEight's predictions, the Silver and Black currently have an 11% chance at getting into the postseason. That number jumps to 20% with a win over Denver, of which the Raiders have a projected 53% chance of winning. As it stands, the Silver and Black have a shot at getting the fifth, sixth or seventh seeds.

In order to move up to the seventh seed this week, the Raiders will need to win plus: a Bills loss to the Patriots, a Ravens loss to the Bengals and a Steelers loss to the Chiefs.

Every game from here on out is pivotal for the Raiders, especially the two upcoming division contests against the Broncos and Chargers. The conference is wide open for changes to playoff seeding within the next three weeks with five teams at 8-6 and four at 7-7.

Take a look at the full AFC standings below:

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Current AFC StandingsUpcoming Games
1. Kansas City Chiefs (10-4)vs. Steelers, at Bengals, at Broncos
2. New England Patriots (9-5)vs. Bills, vs. Jaguars, at Dolphins
3. Tennessee Titans (9-5)vs. 49ers, vs. Dolphins, at Texans
4. Cincinnati Bengals (8-6)vs. Ravens, vs. Chiefs, at Browns
5. Indianapolis Colts (8-6)at Cardinals, vs. Raiders, at Jaguars
6. Los Angeles Chargers (8-6)at Texans, vs. Broncos, at Raiders
7. Buffalo Bills (8-6)at Patriots, vs. Falcons, vs. Jets
8. Baltimore Ravens (8-6)at Bengals, vs. Rams, vs. Steelers
9. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-6-1)at Chiefs, vs. Browns, at Ravens
10. Las Vegas Raiders (7-7)vs. Broncos, at Colts, vs. Chargers
11. Miami Dolphins (7-7)at Saints, at Titans, vs. Patriots
12. Cleveland Browns (7-7)at Packers, at Steelers, vs. Bengals
13. Denver Broncos (7-7)at Raiders, at Chargers, vs. Chiefs
14. New York Jets (3-11) – eliminated from playoffsvs. Jaguars, vs. Buccaneers, at Bills
15. Houston Texans (3-11) – eliminated from playoffsvs. Chargers, at 49ers, vs. Titans
16. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-12) – eliminated from playoffsat Jets, at Patriots, vs. Colts

View director of photography Michael Clemens' top picks of black and white photos from the Raiders' Week 15 victory against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium.

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