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|This is a big weekend for the NFL. Of the 16 games on the slate, 14 of them have playoff ramifications for at least one team with regard to wildcard qualification, division titles, and seeding. Of the 14, there are 5 games in which there are playoff implications for both teams. Only Packers at Jets and Broncos at Raiders, the latter unfortunately being the Monday night game, are games in which both teams have been eliminated.
The latter game at least has the intrigue of possibly being the last Raiders game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The city and county are suing the Raiders and the NFL to recover yet to be recouped costs of upgrading the stadium for the Raiders' 1995 return. The Raiders have no lease for 2019, but the new Las Vegas stadium won't open until 2020, so the Raiders are discussing playing across the Bay at AT&T Stadium, the 49ers are prepared to have them as a tenant at Levi's Stadium, and UNLV's outgoing Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas is a possibility too.