Opponent: vs. Green Bay
Time: 1:05 p.m.
Line: Packers by 3 1/2
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Records: Raiders 6-7, Packers 9-4
TV/Radio: FOX, 1140
FIVE THINGS TO WATCH
Playoff chances: The Packers can clinch a franchise-record seventh consecutive playoff berth with a win and remain ahead of Minnesota in the NFC North race. Green Bay also can get in with a loss if Tampa Bay loses, along with either Washington or the Giants. The Raiders must win their final three games and then get plenty of help since they trail three teams in the AFC wild-card race by two games.
Revenge game: Charles Woodson was cut by Green Bay three years ago when the Packers decided he was no longer worth his salary at his age. Now 39, Woodson is still performing at a high level. He has five interceptions and three fumble recoveries to rank second in the league with eight takeaways to show the Packers and the rest of the league they wrote him off too soon.
“It wasn’t just the Packers thinking I couldn’t play anymore,” he said. “There were a lot of people. I didn’t have a lot of people knocking my door down trying to sign me. It’s good to try to prove it to everybody.”
Revenge game, Part II: Woodson isn’t the only player going up against a team that gave up on him. The Raiders cut James Jones this offseason after signing Michael Crabtree and drafting Amari Cooper. Jones has enjoyed his reunion with Aaron Rodgers, posting a career-high 18.9 yards per catch and tying for the team lead with seven touchdown receptions.
“I’m not trying to go in there and catch a million balls and say, ‘I told you so. Why did you cut me?’ ” Jones said. “Nah, I just want to play a good game.”
Milestone watch: A few Raiders are closing in on notable milestones, led by rookie Cooper. He needs 80 receiving yards to become the first Raider since Randy Moss in 2005 to reach 1,000 for a season. Carr needs two touchdown passes to join Daryle Lamonica as the only Raiders with 30 in a season. Khalil Mack is two sacks shy of matching Derrick Burgess’ franchise record of 16 in 2005.
Long snapper: For the first time since 2005, the Raiders will go into a game without Jon Condo as their long snapper after he suffered a season-ending shoulder injury. Condo played 141 consecutive games since taking over as the long snapper to start the 2006 season. The Raiders signed Thomas Gafford, who was released last month by Chicago. Gafford has played 116 career games.
Out: S Nate Allen (knee), T Austin Howard (knee).
Questionable: CB Neiko Thorpe (neck).
Probable: WR Amari Cooper (foot), DE Shelby Harris (ankle), RB Taiwan Jones (knee), DE Khalil Mack (knee), S Charles Woodson (shoulder).
Out: WR Ty Montgomery (ankle), CB Sam Shields (concussion).
Questionable: WR Davante Adams (foot), DT Mike Daniels (hamstring), G T.J. Lang (shoulder), C Corey Linsley (ankle).
Probable: T David Bakhtiari (knee), T Bryan Bulaga (ankle), CB Casey Hayward (hamstring), LB Clay Matthews (ankle), LB Nick Perry (shoulder), G Josh Sitton (back).
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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