The Raiders players and coaches should be able to enjoy a nice Thanksgiving dinner. The Silver and Black aren't one of the six teams playing on the holiday this season, but that doesn't mean they won't be watching the trio of games.
One game Raider Nation should be glued to starts at 1:30 p.m. PT when the Bills travel to face the Cowboys in Dallas.
Despite playing an incredibly soft schedule thus far, the 8-3 Bills are one of the biggest surprise teams in the NFL this season. They also currently are in the Raiders' way when it comes to the playoffs.
Entering Week 13, the Bills are the No. 5 seed in the AFC, while the Raiders (6-5) are in the hunt as the No. 7 seed. Oakland will need some help in the race for the playoffs after dropping a dud in a 34-3 loss to the Jets, and it starts with Dallas beating Buffalo.
With the Raiders losing to the Jets and the Steelers (6-5) beating the Bengals last week, Pittsburgh jumped Oakland for the No. 6 seed for the final spot in the AFC playoffs. The Raiders will be scoreboard watching this Thanksgiving as any loss from a team ahead of them in the standings only helps the Silver and Black's cause to reach the postseason in their final year playing in Oakland.
Jon Gruden's club could get right back in the race this Sunday with a win over the AFC West-leading Chiefs. A win in Kansas City will put the Raiders in a tie atop the AFC West before games against the Titans, Jaguars, Chargers and Broncos, with only Tennessee having a .500 or better record.
The Bills, on the other hand, have to face the Ravens (9-2), Steelers, Patriots (10-1) and Jets (4-7), who have won three straight.
For one week, Raider Nation and America's Team could come together on Thanksgiving.