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Byline: Steve Corkran
The Raiders are one of four teams this weekend that will play their 14th straight game without a week off. Two of those teams won't play any more games this season beyond Sunday.
That means either the Raiders are in a groove and wouldn't benefit from a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs or they could use a break as much as any of the 12 teams that make the playoffs. The Raiders can earn a first-round bye by beating Kansas City on Saturday or by losing and receiving some help from one or more teams.
Coach Bill Callahan implemented safeguards against his players getting too fatigued down the stretch and experiencing another …