NFL: Jon Gruden Says because Raiders Lost to Chiefs, He’ll ‘Be Lucky’ to Have a Spot at Thanksgiving Table

by Charles Craighill

At a recent press conference, Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden admitted that he might not be welcomed home for Thanksgiving. After suffering a devastating to the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night, Gruden thinks he has slim chances of getting a seat at the table. The Las Vegas Raiders fell to the Kansas City Chiefs 35-31 in one of the most viewed games since the season opener.

“You’re killing me with some of your questions,” Gruden said in response to a beat writer. The writer asked if there was “a certain dish that he must see on the table tomorrow” for Thanksgiving. Gruden responded with his usual cheekiness saying, “I’m just hoping I have a place to go. Right now, we lose to Kansas City, I’m lucky to have a place to go.”

Some Raiders fans share Gruden’s disdain for the ‘silly questions’ after a serious loss. Several voiced their complaints in the comment section below the video.

Las Vegas Raiders Playoff Hopes

Sitting at 6-4, the Las Vegas Raiders control their own destiny in the playoff hunt. While they remain three games behind the red hot first-place Chiefs, they still remain in the chase for a Wild Card spot. The loss to the Chiefs certainly didn’t help, but it far from eliminated them from the playoffs.

Currently, the Tennessee Titans and the Cleveland Browns hold a lead in the wildcard race at 7-3. With that said, two other teams in the AFC boast a 6-4 record, but only three teams will secure a wildcard spot. The Raiders currently hold the tiebreaker over the Ravens and the Dolphins.

The Raiders will look to next week’s matchup against the struggling Atlanta Falcons to get a leg up. The Falcons, who recently fired their head coach and general manager as well as released their 2017 first-round draft pick, have only three wins on the season. The Raiders will look to exploit their lacking pass rush and their weak defense on Sunday’s matchup. The game will kick off at noon central time on CBS.