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Oakland Raiders out of wild-card race

DENVER -- There will be only one AFC West team in the playoffs.

The Oakland Raiders have been eliminated from wild-card contention because both the New York Jets and the Houston Texans lost. The Raiders had two wild-card avenues and both were closed when the Miami Dolphins beat the Jets and the Tennessee Titans beat the Texans.

The only way the Raiders can make the playoffs is if they beat the San Diego Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Denver Broncos. If both Denver and Oakland lose, Denver wins the AFC West.