The AFC West rivalry between the Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders has never been hotter than it is right now. Sunday’s matchup between the two teams couldn’t have come at a more opportune time. Kicking off the late afternoon slate of game, both teams are going to need a win. It’s pivotal to get to the playoffs. The Raiders this time will have to defend home territory. Derek Carr will need to step up and stop throwing so many interceptions. That’s the biggest key to this game for the Raiders.
The Chiefs risk of falling out of contention for the division title with a loss. A 2-2 record is not a bad record in hindsight, but dropping a game to a divisional opponent early might not bode well in the future. Alex Smith and Jeremy Maclin will have to get on the same page. Marcus Peters will be an integral part of the defense to shut down Raiders receivers.
How To Watch
- What: Kansas City Chiefs (2-2) vs. Oakland Raiders (4-1)
- When: Sunday, Oct. 16, 4 p.m. ET
- Where: Oakland Alameda Coliseum, Oakland, C.A.
- TV: CBS
- Streaming: Verizon NFL Mobile app
- Sunday Ticket: DirecTV
- Online: NFL Game Pass (at midnight)
- Odds: Raiders (-1.5), O/U (47)
- Game status not listed
- OL Vadal Alexander (ankle) — Out
- RB Latavius Murray (toe) — Out
- OL Menelik Watson (calf) — Out
- S Nate Allen (quad) — Questionable
- OL Jon Feliciano (calf) — Questionable
- RB Taiwan Jones (knee) — Questionable
- OL Matt McCants (knee) — Questionable
- LB Malcolm Smith (quad) — Questionable
- TE Clive Walford (knee) — Questionable
The Raiders are flying high this season. They’re not too banged up. I think Oakland pulls out a close one. Raiders 31, Chiefs 28.