It seems hard to believe the Las Vegas Raiders are still fighting for a playoff spot.

But here we are.

The Raiders enter a Thursday night matchup with the LA Rams, sitting at 5-7 only two games back from the Jets for the final AFC playoff spot.

Yes, you read that right. Somehow, the Raiders, who were 2-7 not too long ago, sit two games behind the final playoff spot up for grabs. And behind its two superstars — Josh Jacobs and Davante Adams — Las Vegas still has a fighting chance to make the postseason.

Jacobs leads the NFL in rushing and Adams ranks fourth in receiving.

Both are on pace to break the Raiders’ single-season rushing and receiving records held by Marcus Allen and Tim Brown.

They’ve been so good in recent weeks that they are now on pace for 1,600 rushing yards and 1,600 receiving yards. Wow. Only one duo in NFL history has done the same: Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin for the 1995 Super Bowl champion Dallas Cowboys.

It’s like they are playing Madden and everyone else is stuck watching.

They’ve combined for 1,470 scrimmage yards in their last five games (300 per game). When you have a duo this elite, you will always have a fighting chance.

Aiding those two is the pending return of Darren Waller and Hunter Renfrow, which will only open up the field more for both stars.

If Las Vegas gets the best out of Jacobs and Adams, while Renfrow and Waller do what they do best, the Raiders may be a real playoff threat in late December.

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