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Broncos stop Raiders’ two-point conversion in final seconds to seal victory in Week 17

Oakland unable to generate any offense until the end, needed a ton of help to make postseason but lose anyway to end 2019 season.

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock attempts a pass as offensive tackle Garett Bolles defends against Oakland Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby in the first quarter at Empower Field at Mile High. Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Oakland Raiders needed plenty of help to make it into the 2019 postseason. But the Raiders were unable to get anything going on offense until the final drive, scoring with seven seconds left only to lose 16-15 to the Denver Broncos on Sunday in Week 17. Oakland missed the two-point conversion after the TD. It’s another failed season for Jon Gruden as head coach, though the improvement to 7-9 is a decent sign of things to come.

Oakland realistically wasn’t going to make it in as the No. 6 seed anyway. The Raiders needed to first off win this game, have the Steelers and Titans lose, and have the Colts win. Indy ended up losing, and Tennessee ended up winning, so the Raiders can’t knock themselves too much. The Titans ended up taking the No. 6 seed and will face the New England Patriots next weekend.

Let’s take a look at some of the top performers in DFS on the slate in this game (there weren’t many notable scores). Oddly enough, the Raiders had all the decent fantasy football players in this game. Darren Waller and DeAndre Washington led the way. The tight end finished his breakout campaign with another 100-yard game — six catches for 107 yards. Washington, filling in for injured rookie RB Josh Jacobs, rushed for 77 yards on 17 carries and also added eight catches for 55 yards. Derek Carr didn’t throw any TDs, but had 391 passing yards and one TD. Hunter Renfrow finished with six catches for 102 yards and a TD.

The lone TD for the Broncos in the game went to an unlikely player. Rookie tight end Andrew Beck caught a touchdown from QB Drew Lock for the Broncos. Beck finished with two catches for eight yards and the TD. Lock had 177 passing yards