Raiders-Broncos predictions: Las Vegas vying for 8-8 finish originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
Remember 6-3, Raiders fans?
It’s been a steep drop in the standings since then, with Las Vegas losing five of its past six contests. The Raiders are riding a three-game losing streak entering Sunday’s season finale and are coming off two tough back-to-back heartbreakers. First came the 30-27 overtime defeat to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 15, before the stinging 26-25 loss to the Miami Dolphins in Week 16.
The 5-10 Broncos are certainly beatable, but the Raiders are clearly floundering late in the season and would like to avoid four straight losses to end the campaign. But the team will have to make do without hulking right tackle Trent Brown, who will miss his 11th game of the year due to a knee injury.
Check out the betting line and expert predictions for the Week 17 AFC West matchup.
Line: Raiders -2.5
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Josh Schrock, NBC Sports Bay Area: Raiders 27, Broncos 23
Paul Gutierrez, ESPN: Broncos 27, Raiders 26
Jeff Legwold, ESPN: Broncos 23, Raiders 21
Mike Florio, ProFootballTalk: Raiders 24, Broncos 17
Tashan Reed, The Athletic: Raiders 27, Broncos 21
Gregg Rosenthal, NFL.com: Raiders 28, Broncos 24