Michael Huff vows to play on Sunday

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There are various scenarios that land the Raiders in the playoffs, but all of them require a victory over the Chargers in the season finale.

Safety Michael Huff, who has missed the last two games with a strained hamstring, plans to be in the lineup to help them get that win. Paul Gutierrez of CSNBayArea.com reports that Huff said he wasn’t “going to miss this one” on Monday. Huff had never missed a game in his NFL career before missing four this season.

“This is a one-game season,” said Huff. “I’m going to go out there and play and give my all. I don’t really worry about if I play this week that I may injure it for the playoffs because if we don’t win, the playoffs won’t happen. This is a one-game season.”

The Raiders secondary has been hit hard by injuries this season and Huff’s absence helped the Lions and Chiefs make plays through the air in the last two games. Stopping the Chargers passing attack will be crucial to Oakland’s hopes on Sunday.

The outlook is less clear for other injured Raiders. Wide receiver Jacoby Ford told Steve Corkran of the Bay Area News Group that he hopes to play and plans to lobby the coaches to get on the field if he’s less than 100 percent come Sunday. Running back Darren McFadden, who has missed eight games this year, didn’t speak to the media on Monday.


11 responses to “Michael Huff vows to play on Sunday

  1. Huff’s absence hasn’t been the reason our defense has been so bad, but i’ll take him and Giordano over Boyd anyday.

  2. Raider fans, all we need to know about the play-offs are:
    1. Raiders win.
    2. Broncos loss.
    3. Bengals loss.
    4. Jets win.
    5. Titans loss

    Just concentrate on those events!

    go Raiders!

  3. Huff is the key in the secondary, he’s the Nickel back and FS.

    It’s a whole different secondary when Branch and Huff are on the field.

  4. Glad to see one of the veterans manning up. Tough it out, be a leader, and come out on top.

    Though Giordano played a hell of a game filling in. Led the team in tackles, a pick in the end zone, recovered the blocked field goal, and kept up with receivers while hobbling between snaps with a bum ankle. Gritty.

  5. We need huff back since hes our best corner…even though hes a safety. But MM34 has been doing a great job on the tight ends and a bit better in coverage on recievers! I have no clue why we let go of Ndukwe over boyd though!

  6. CorkOnTheNFL Steve Corkran
    Something tells me that Darren McFadden and Jacoby Ford will be healthy enough to play against the Chargers. Same goes for Michael Huff

  7. truthhammer says:
    Darren McFadden = Bo Jackson 2

    Are you referring to their similar skill sets, or the fact DMC only plays 1/2 of a season for us each year, just like Bo did?

  8. “There are various scenarios that land the Raiders in the playoffs, but all of them require a victory over the Chargers in the season finale.”


    Not true:

    1) Broncos lose.
    2) Raiders tie.

    This scenario puts the Raiders in the playoffs without a victory over the Chargers.

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