Articles Game Previews

Oakland Raiders @ Kansas City Chiefs

Location

Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Mo

Time

4:25pm ET

9:25pm UK

Coverage

CBS

Game Pass

https://www.nflgamepass.com/en

Chiefs Radio Network

http://www.kcchiefsradio.com/listen-live/

Team records

Chiefs 11-4

Raiders 4-11

Last 3 games

2nd Dec 2018 Chiefs 40 @ Raiders 33

10th Dec 2017 Raiders 15 @ Chiefs 26

19th Oct 2017 Chiefs 30 @ Raiders 31

The story so far

Win the game, win the Division for the 3rd year running and gain the #1 seed so the playoffs go through Arrowhead. Just your average Sunday in the NFL. No pressure.

Head to head

Chiefs lead 64-53-2

Team leaders

Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Patrick Mahomes 556 369 4816 48
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Kareem Hunt 181 824 4.6 7
Patrick Mahomes 58 271 4.7 2
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Tyreek Hill 82 1378 16.8 11
Travis Kelce 98 1274 13 10
Sammy Watkins 40 519 13 3
Kareem Hunt 26 378 14.5 7

 

Ones to watch

The Defence.

Things have to improve if this team is to go deep in the playoffs or even all the way to winning the Super Bowl. With the current defence playing the way it is, this team is maybe winning 1 playoff game. Maybe. Last week saw a shake up of the Cbs, with little effect. Still too many penalties, still too many missed tackles. It’s been the same story all season. Getting back Houston and Berry from injury was going to help, it hasn’t really done a great deal. This is the game to set down a marker. Shut down a Raiders team with nothing to play for.

Key matchup

Charvarius Ward v Any Raiders WR.

Next man up? That would be Charvarius Ward. With the other players in the secondary being uninspiring the Chiefs made a change last week to give him more playing time. He made an ok start, but it’s the sharp end of the season now, he needs to be up to speed.

Injuries

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

PLAYER POS. INJURY PART. WED. PART. THURS. PART. FRI. GAME STATUS
Sammy Watkins WR Foot DNP DNP DNP Out
Dee Ford LB Knee LP FP FP
Eric Berry S Heel FP FP DNP Questionable
Eric Fisher T Toe FP FP FP
Kendall Fuller CB Thumb FP FP FP Questionable
Tyreek Hill WR Heel FP FP FP
Charvarius Ward CB Quad FP FP FP
Spencer Ware RB Hamstring FP FP FP Questionable
Darrel Williams RB Hamstring FP FP FP Questionable
Mitch Morse C Foot FP FP FP
Mitchell Schwartz T Knee FP FP FP

OKALAND RAIDERS

PLAYER POS. INJURY PART. WED. PART. THURS. PART. FRI. GAME STATUS
Gareon Conley CB Concussion LP LP FP Questionable
Jared Cook TE Ribs LP LP LP
Johnathan Hankins DT Shoulder FP FP FP
Rodney Hudson C Ankle/Knee LP LP LP
Maurice Hurst DT Ankle LP LP LP Questionable
Karl Joseph S Neck FP FP FP
Kelechi Osemele G/T Toe FP FP FP
Jalen Richard RB Ankle LP FP FP
Keith Smith FB Calf FP FP FP
Lee Smith TE Back FP FP FP
Kyle Wilber LB Hamstring FP FP FP
Denver Kirkland G/T Illness DNP FP
Montrel Meander DB Quad LP DNP Out

 

What they said

Chucky

Let’s go get those Chiefs”

What we said

Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy talked about missing Sammy Watkins.

You think about it, if you think about Sammy’s career, Sammy has provided a lot,” he said. “He’s done a lot and achieved a lot. One thing that you are missing is Sammy can swing coverage to a different way. He may attract an over the top safety. Or he may attract a nickel that is trying to cover him as well. Those are the things that he brings to the table. But on top of, these guys are doing an outstanding job of stepping up. Obviously, we miss Sammy. We want Sammy back. These guys understand, you know what, when they are called upon to do their job this is their opportunity. Maximize it and make it happen.”

Odds

Chiefs by 14.5.

Bet of the week –   TAKE THE RAIDERS +14.5!!!. This is a division game, they aren’t often blowouts.

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