NFL Playoff Picture: Colts Shocker Over Titans Helps Oakland Raiders

The NFL playoff picture is starting to clear up in Week 15, but there is still a sufficient amount of crazy action to keep teams on their toes. The Oakland Raiders host the Detroit Lions Sunday afternoon looking to improve their playoff chances, but they received some help Sunday morning.

In a stunning victory, the Indianapolis Colts finally got their first win of the season. The Colts surprised the league by knocking off the Tennessee Titans 27-13 in Indianapolis. The win gets the Colts their first victory, but more importantly for the Oakland Raiders, the Titans take a big hit in the wildcard race.

The Raiders and Titans were both 7-6 entering Sunday and a game back of the New York Jets for the wildcard. The Raiders are looking to win the AFC West, but the wildcard is also a possibility. The Raiders need to defeat the Lions Sunday afternoon, but potentially removing Tennessee from the equation is a step in the right direction.

The AFC West picture got at least a little more interesting as the Kansas City Chiefs shocked the Green Bay Packers to improve to 6-8. In taking Green Bay's zero, the Chiefs incredibly faint playoff hopes remain alive for now. They are eliminated from AFC West contention with a Broncos win. They were already eliminated from wildcard contention due to their head-to-head loss to the 8-5 New York Jets.

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