The chance for the Raiders to make the playoffs aren't even one in a million, even if they are long.
Most were unaware faint hope was still alive.
"Well, it's pretty crazy," Musburger told King. "It took a five-team parlay this week to get to a four-team parlay next week."
The Titans would win the final wild-card spot in the AFC with a victory over Houston, who already won the division. The Steelers would get in with a win and a Tennessee loss. Given that the Baltimore Ravens are already locked into the No. 1 seed and should be sitting starters, it boosts Pittsburgh's chances.
Still, if you'd have told Gruden a week ago after a crushing loss to Jacksonville in the final game in Oakland that the Raiders' door to the playoffs wasn't completely slammed shut with one week to play, he'd have taken those long odds.