Kansas City Chiefs @ Oakland Raiders

Location

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Oakland, CA

 

Time

4:05 ET

9:05 UK

 

Coverage

CBS

Game Pass

Chiefs Radio Network

 

Team Records

Chiefs 1-0

Raiders 1-0

 

Last 3 games

30th December 2018 Raiders 3 @ Chiefs 35

2nd December 2018 Chiefs 40 @ Raiders 33

10th December 2017 Raiders 15 @ Chiefs 26

 

The story so far

An opening victory comes with a price. Tyreek Hill seperates his shoulder and is the dreaded “week to week”, although 4 to 6 weeks seems to be the most likely time he’ll miss. Patrick Mahomes had two heavy guys land on his lower leg, which can’t be healthy. He kept playing with a sprained ankle but it was clear he was hampered by it. Is he healthy this week? Who steps up to replace Hill? Questions to be answered. The Raiders looked reasonable against Denver in their opener, They moved the ball well and Denver didn’t although that could be Denver’s limited offence more than Oakland having a good D. I’m expecting points a plenty on Sunday.

 

Head to head

Chiefs lead 65-53-2

 

Team Leaders

Passing

Att

Cmp

Yds

TDs

Patrick Mahomes

33

25

378

3

Rushing

Car

Yds

Avg

TDs

LeSean McCoy

10

81

8.1

0

Damien Williams

13

26

2

1

Receiving

Rec

Yds

Avg

TDs

Sammy Watkins

9

198

22

3

Travis Kelce

3

88

29.3

0

Damien Williams

6

39

6.5

0

Tyreek Hill

2

16

8

0

 

One to watch

Sammy Watkins

Wow, I did not see that coming! 9 catches for 198 yards and 3 TD. Now, can he do it again? Without Tyreek Hill opposite him? While the Raiders D will be paying extra attention to hm. He needs to have another big game, I think he will. He appears to be healthy and motivated, a good combination.

 

Key Matchup

Chiefs O Line v Oakland D Line

Key this week is not letting Mahomes get hit. It felt like he was under more pressure than the stat sheet showed last week and with potentially still limited mobility the Line needs to do a job in keeping him protected. The news that Fisher has injured his groin on Friday and is questionable in not good. Next man up at LT? Cam Erving? Yikes.

 

Injuries

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

PLAYER

POS.

INJURY

PART. WED.

PART. THURS.

PART. FRI.

GAME STATUS

Tyreek Hill

WR

Shoulder

DNP

DNP

DNP

Out

Jeff Allen

G

Thumb

FP

FP

FP

Frank Clark

DE

Neck

FP

FP

FP

Jordan Lucas

S

Back

FP

FP

FP

Patrick Mahomes

QB

Ankle

FP

FP

FP

Tyrann Mathieu

S

Shoulder

FP

FP

FP

Deon Yelder

TE

Ankle

FP

FP

FP

Eric Fisher

T

Groin

LP

Questionable

OAKLAND RAIDERS

PLAYER

POS.

INJURY

PART. WED.

PART. THURS.

PART. FRI.

GAME STATUS

Johnathan Abram

S

Shoulder

DNP

DNP

Gabe Jackson

G

Knee

DNP

DNP

DNP

Out

J.J. Nelson

WR

Ankle

DNP

DNP

DNP

Out

Gareon Conley

CB

Neck

LP

LP

LP

Questionable

Corey Liuget

DT

Knee

LP

LP

LP

Questionable

Nicholas Morrow

LB

Ankle

FP

FP

FP

Tyrell Williams

WR

Illness

LP

 

What they said

Jon Gruden

“They make you defend every inch of grass. Laterally with the jet sweeps, you got to defend them sideline to sideline. They can outrun you, outflank you and vertically they can run right by you over the top and Mahomes can make any throw, right or left-handed, looking or not looking, so you understand the problem that everybody has dealing with them.”

 

What we said

Andy Reid

“You don’t want Mahomes to get hit at all. That’s the objective. In some cases, we have to just do better. I have to do a better job putting the guys in the right position. When there, they have to make sure that they pick them up. That’s how it goes. We try to keep him clean the whole game.”

 

Odds

Chiefs by 7.5 points

Match points 52.5

I’d take the Raiders on the spread and the over on the points.

 

Prediction

Chiefs 41 Raiders 35

 

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