Sixteen weeks in the book and only one more to go; Sunday afternoon, the Oakland Raiders will take the field against the Denver Broncos for the final game of the regular season. The game is set to take place at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colo., and should feature a physical battle between division rivals. Earlier this season the teams met at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum for a showdown on Sunday Night Football, which resulted in a 30-20 Silver and Black victory.
Sunday's matchup holds a lot of significance for the Raiders; if they win, the team will solidify its spot atop the AFC West. Although the Broncos are eliminated from the postseason tournament, they surely won't go quietly into the night. The Raiders will be without quarterback Derek Carr for the foreseeable future with his broken fibula, but the team has nothing but confidence in signal-caller Matt McGloin who will lead the team going forward.
Heading into the final game of the regular season, here's a look at the inactive players.
Quarterback Derek Carr
Cornerback Antonio Hamilton
Safety Karl Joseph
Tackle Austin Howard
Guard Denver Kirkland
Linebacker Shilique Calhoun
Defensive End Branden Jackson
In the 2016 NFL Draft the Oakland Raiders selected Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook in the fourth round (pick No. 100). Cook will be activated for the first time this season and will serve as the primary backup to quarterback Matt McGloin in the wake of Derek Carr's injury.