Both teams in this week’s AFC West match-up are coming in beaten up a bit. The Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders both have their share of injuries, as does every NFL team, but the Raiders got some good news when Sebastian Janikowski was pronounced as the team’s kicker this Sunday after missing a few weeks due to injury.
This gives the Raiders a major weapon since Janikowski has a deep, accurate leg and he’s truly turned into the NFL’s best kicker this season. He’s already hit 12 of his first 13 and an amazing 5 of 6 from 50-yards or more. Evn though they’ll still miss Darren McFadden, the good news about Janikowski has to help bolster the team’s confidence at this point.