Before the season, one would have thought that the 49ers and Raiders meeting for a Primetime Thursday night matchup would have playoff implications. Instead it has 2019 NFL Draft implications.
A Jimmy Garoppolo ACL tear and a few Oakland trades shipping off their best players later, and the 49ers and Raiders have a combined 2-13 record halfway through the season.
Nonetheless, they will face off tonight in statistically the worst primetime matchup since 1970.
Raiders and 49ers are a combined 2-13 (.133) this season – the worst combined win pct. in a prime-time game in Week 8 or later since the 1970 merger (min. 5 games).
But Raiders have best chance to get No. 1 pick in 2019 NFL Draft, per FPI, while 49ers have the 3rd-best chance: pic.twitter.com/NEPNsPbUdR
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 1, 2018
Turns out the scariest thing from Halloween came a day late.