Buffalo Bills vs. Oakland Raiders: Complete Week 16 Preview for Oakland

The Oakland Raiders (2-12) are two games away from ending another disappointing year. But that doesn't mean the season can't end on a positive note.

For that to happen, they'll have to find a way to solve the defensive puzzle of the surprise playoff contender, the Buffalo Bills (8-6).

The Buffalo offense is nothing to write home about. Kyle Orton was named the starting quarterback in Week 5, and the Bills have gone 6-4 since. Orton has certainly been a major factor in the team's playoff push, but his job has been blatantly clear: Don't make mistakes.

He's the epitome of a game manager. It's worked, but he's not going to win the game on his own. Buffalo's game plan is for the offense to score just enough points and let its defense, which is one of the NFL's best, to take care of the rest.

Oakland's defense will be able to do enough to contain the Buffalo offense. For the Raiders, it's going to come down to the effectiveness of the offense and whether or not it'll be able to consistently move the ball and get into the end zone.

That's a tall order given how the Buffalo defense performed last week against the Green Bay Packers and arguably the league's best offense. The Raiders offense certainly isn't the Green Bay offense. But it's going to be the deciding factor, and Oakland's offense is going to have to find a way to be productive.

Here's the breakdown of Sunday's game and what Oakland has to do to come away with its third win.

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