Davante Adams isn’t focused on the Raiders’ playoff scenarios

Dec 28, 2023, 1:24 PM | Updated: Dec 29, 2023, 9:16 am

L'Jarius Sneed #38 of the Kansas City Chiefs breaks up a pass to Davante Adams #17 of the Las Vegas...

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - DECEMBER 25: L'Jarius Sneed #38 of the Kansas City Chiefs breaks up a pass to Davante Adams #17 of the Las Vegas Raiders during the second quarter at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on December 25, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

As soon as he landed in Las Vegas, Davante Adams said he wanted to deliver a Super Bowl for the Raiders.

While his first year didn’t result in a postseason appearance, the team still has a chance to make it to the playoffs this year.

Per the New York Times’ simulator, the Raiders have a 14% chance to make the playoffs. A win over the Indianapolis Colts increases those odds to 35%. That’s a big jump for a team that’s currently the 11th seed in the AFC.

And while an AFC West division title is still up for grabs — only if the Chiefs lose out and the Raiders win out — a Wild Card appearance is more likely, but a lot has to happen. Four teams sit ahead of Las Vegas — the Colts, Texans, Steelers, and Bengals — all currently with 8-7 records.

According to ESPN, if the Raiders win out and the Steelers, Bengals, and either the Texans or Jaguars lose out, Las Vegas clinches a Wild Card berth. With all these scenarios up in the air, Davante Adams explains why he’s only focusing on the Colts.

“You hear about it, but I don’t really get too focused on that. Especially when it’s a situation where we most likely have to win all the games. You can’t get too focused on all that other stuff because you start worrying about what other people are doing,” Adams said. “If you win a game and it’s the last game of the year, and then you want to watch and see if a team beats a team to help you out, that’s one thing. But I think just being focused and in the moment is what got us to win our last two. So, we just got to stick to that formula.”


What is the upcoming schedule for the Raiders?

  • Sunday, Dec. 31st @ Indianapolis Colts – 10 a.m.
  • Vs. Denver Broncos – TBD

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