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The Playoff-o-Meter is a wildly subjective and speculative estimate of the chance that the Buffalo Payments finish their 17-year playoff drought in 2017. 
The Payments traded away defensive sort out Marcell Dareus on Friday night time. The extremely paid defensive sort out will be a part of a disruptive protection in Jacksonville that wants some assist in stopping the run. Whereas buying and selling away Dareus provides Buffalo some cap reduction, what does it imply for his or her playoff possibilities?
In the course of the Payments' Four-2 begin, Dareus hasn't been a lot of an element. He is recorded eight complete tackles and one sack whereas enjoying not more than 59 p.c of the snaps in a sport.
Dareus wasn't enjoying as much as his contract and GM Brandon Beane admitted that he flagged the defensive sort out as somebody they may transfer when he first arrived on the job.
"I imply, yeah he was a query mark," Beane stated Friday. "Whenever you are available to a brand new metropolis and also you have a look at the roster, you clearly have a look at, 'okay, he's a man that you simply flag for 2 causes: 1. He is a better wage man, B. he had a previous historical past with the suspensions.' You do need to see these guys, you recognize, how they match, and like I stated early on, we most likely had some struggles however he is not a nasty particular person. On the finish of the day, I want him the perfect and I do know Sean does and the entire group does."
Information: Raiders Three-Four, Payments Four-2
THREE THINGS TO WATCH
MINI BEASTS
The Raiders will probably be with out operating again Marshawn Lynch. He’s serving a one-game suspension for operating off the sideline throughout a scuffle and shoving an official. That leaves Oakland counting on two smaller backs: Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington. Although the Raiders may miss Lynch’s highly effective “Beast Mode” runs, Richard and Washington are greater threats within the passing sport. “We’ll have the ability to unfold out the protection, and defenses gained’t know what’s coming,” Richard stated.
INSIDE OUT
Amari Cooper, held to 9 catches for 51 yards throughout the Raiders’ four-game shedding streak, had a breakthrough efficiency in opposition to the Chiefs in final Thursday’s 31-30 victory. He caught 11 passes for 210 yards and scored two touchdowns within the second-most prolific receiving sport in franchise historical past. A few of that manufacturing got here from a wrinkle on offense that put Cooper within the slot extra typically than typical to get higher matchups.
BOWMAN’S BOOST
Linebacker NaVorro Bowman figures to have a greater understanding of the Raiders’ protection than he did in his debut final week. 4 days after signing with the Raiders after being launched by the 49ers, Bowman performed 60 of 62 snaps, led the crew with 11 tackles, and delivered a giant hit on Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith to pressure a punt within the fourth quarter. “I didn’t need to allow them to down, and I additionally needed to step as much as the problem,” Bowman stated. “With me having this full week of preparation I look to get higher on the calls and the protection.”
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INJURY REPORT
RAIDERS
Out: CB David Amerson (foot), CB Gareon Conley (shin)
UncertainS Karl Joseph (groin)
Questionable: LB Cory James (knee), P Marquette King (proper groin), LB Marquel Lee (ankle), T Marshall Newhouse (foot), TE Lee Smith (knee)
BILLS
Out: TE Charles Clay (knee), CB E.J. Gaines (hamstring), LB Ramon Humber (thumb)
Questionable: G Richie Incognito (ankle), S Jordan Poyer (knee)
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