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John Pagano

Raiders Cling Onto Playoff Hopes Heading Into Game Vs. Giants

OAKLAND, Calif. — For the New York Giants, a season that started with so much promise has turned to utter disappointment and the franchise has already started planning for 2018 even though there's still a month left in this regular season.

The season has gone only marginally better for Oakland, but in the mediocre AFC that's still enough to keep the Raiders in contention.

The Raiders (5-6) head into Sunday's matchup with the Giants (2-9) that features two of the league's biggest flops this season just one game out of first place in the AFC West thanks to a major slump by Kansas City.

"We're just scratching and clawing and trying to do everything we can to get the...

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