Raiders’ Brandon Marshall ‘feels like’ Raiders have ‘a plan’ for season finale

Brandon Marshall has always felt like he belongs in Oakland, and that’s why the Raiders’ rookie running back and one of the league’s best players believes they have a plan for the season finale.

Marshall told reporters at a news conference on Monday that he felt like Oakland was ready to make a run for the playoffs after their 13-3 start.

He also said he thinks Oakland has the right players to make it work, and if the Raiders are able to pull off a miracle, he’ll feel like he was a part of it.

“I think we’re going to make this happen,” Marshall said.

“We’ve got a plan, we’ve got to execute it and I think it’s going to be a great season.”

The Raiders finished 8-8 last season and had to make some tough decisions about quarterback Derek Carr.

Carr is under contract for another four seasons and has become a free agent this offseason, and it’s unclear if the team would match Carr’s salary with a new deal.

Marshall has played in just nine games this season after missing eight with a fractured right fibula in the first half of last season.

Carr went 6-8 for the Raiders last season, but Marshall is expected to have a huge impact on Carr’s play.

He finished with 671 yards and three touchdowns on 67 carries, including one touchdown in a 38-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Nov. 30.

There are some question marks with Carr, who was signed to a five-year, $126 million deal.

He was not available for interviews on Monday.