The playoffs have eluded The Las Vegas Raiders for four years now and while the team has continued to get better, it just hasn’t been enough to reach the postseason. While going from 4-12 to 7 and 9 might not seem like much of a difference, it was at least a step in the right direction.

With that being said and another season right around the corner, here are the five games that are going to be key in The Raiders making it to the playoffs.

4. Week 6 vs the Buccaneers

Week 6 vs the Buccaneers

Let’s be honest here. This game depends on what version of Tom Brady shows up for this game. If he’s the precision passer that slowly trots his way downfield, he will most likely win this game. If he’s the aging veteran that struggles during key moments of the game, however, The Raiders have a legitimate shot at winning this game. 

 The Raiders will also need to step up in this game and find ways to get Brady frustrated.