The Oakland Raiders are not having a remarkable finish to their season. They'd probably like to hit the reset button on the last two weeks and try it all over again. Oakland got routed early by the undefeated Green Bay Packers, who jumped to a big lead early and played the Raiders even the rest of the way.
The Raiders are missing a host of big players on their offense, particularly Darren McFadden, Jacoby Ford and Denarius Moore. Oakland looked hobbled offensively, managing a grand total of 92 total yards on their first six drives while also turning the ball over twice on interceptions and another time on downs. By then it was 31-0, and it was all over.
Carson Palmer had his worse game as a Raider, completing 57% of his passes for a meager 5.8 yards per attempt; but he was also responsible for five turnovers that probably swung the game some 20-30 points. Aaron Rodgers managed the game but didn't have a great performance, with a passer rating under 100; he still did manage to tie Brett Favre for most touchdowns in a single-season by a Packers quarterback. It was Ryan Grant powering things on the ground for the Packers with 85 yards on only 10 rushes, including a 47 yard touchdown.
The road doesn't get any easier for Oakland, with home games against the Detroit Lions and the San Diego Chargers, and an away date to Arrowhead. With the Raiders trailing in the AFC West and the wild-card picture, their playmakers need to return in a hurry.