The Oakland Raiders take the field Saturday afternoon against the Indianapolis Colts for their Christmas Eve showdown in Week 16. The Silver and Black will duke it out with the Colts in a game with playoff significance for both sides. Last week, the Raiders accomplished the impressive feat of clinching a spot in the playoffs for the first time in 14 years.
Head Coach Jack Del Rio has stated on multiple occasions that the primary objective all season has been to win the division. As the team sits one game above the Kansas City Chiefs in the division, the Raiders can become AFC West champs if they win out these final two weeks. With the Colts standing in their way, the Silver and Black will get to work on the gridiron in what should be a physical battle.
Heading into the matchup, here’s a look at the inactive players for the Oakland Raiders.
Quarterback Connor Cook
Cornerback Antonio Hamilton
Safety Karl Joseph
Tackle Austin Howard
Guard Denver Kirkland
Defensive Tackle Stacy McGee
Defensive Lineman Branden Jackson
For the fourth week in a row, McGee will miss game action due to an ankle injury. Along with him, the team will also be without its hard-hitting rookie safety Karl Joseph. Tackle Austin Howard won’t be participating this afternoon, but has been a strong force on the front lines for a majority of the season. After being listed as limited throughout the week, wide receivers Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree will be active for this afternoon’s bout.