There is nothing like a game against the Raiders. We get to travel to Oakland and see all the
decorations fans. Both teams are playing just horrible. I could assemble a 53 man team from AP and we would probably win against these two. I do believe there is still hope for Kansas City even though it might not be this year. Oakland needs a lot of changes and are heading in the wrong direction. The last time we played the Raiders they got the best of us in week 2. Will it happen again? Maybe. Here are the matchups...
Sometimes JR can look good and other times he can look like a pee-wee football player. Sometimes our secondary looks good and sometimes it's like we don't even exist. It's crazy to think that in week 2 JaMarcus compiled a game winning drive against us. We give up a lot of passing yards but JR gives up a lot of INT's.
Michael Bush vs Chiefs Linebackers
Bush has an impressive 3.7 yards per carry average with only 63 attended. His longest gain this year has only been 17 yards. Our linebacker core is aggresive especially with runs up the middle. If Bush breaks to the outside he might have a good day since our safties can't tackle. We are 28th at stopping the run this season. In week two the Raiders got 70 yards rushing and 1 rushing touchdown.
These two wideouts have a total of 21 receptions for 306 yards and 1 touchdown. They are rookies and it shows. They are fast enough to break open some big gains if they get a good throw towards them. Our two cornerbacks are playing pretty solid this year. In week 2 we only gave up a little over 100 yards in the passing game.
Raiders Offensive Line vs Chiefs Defensive Line
The Raiders have given up 23 sacks this year. JR can be hard to get down but it is possible(ask DJ). Our line has been ok but nothing great this year. Jackson finally came out of his shell last game so let's hope it continues.
Matt Cassel vs Raiders Secondary
The Raiders are surprisingly good at stopping the pass. They are ranked 13 in doing so. Last time we met up Cassel had a pretty good game with 241 yards. We have a new target with Chambers so I believe we have the edge if we get some time to throw the ball.
Jamaal Charles vs Raiders Linebackers
There has been rumors on Charles not starting this week so we will see. When Charles has the ball he has proven to be effective. The Raiders have given up 161 rushing yards per game this year. In week two we had a good time rushing. I don't see why we would have trouble this time.
We had a good time with passing last game against the Raiders. Now with Chambers, we are sure to have a lot more fun. The Raiders have tall, physical cornerbacks and Asomugha is one of the best. If our recievers find holes then we have an edge. If they are manned up all day then we don't have an edge. Johnson has 8 passes defended and 2 interceptions this year so far.
Chiefs Offensive Line vs Raiders Defensive Line
Most can say that our O-line has been our weakness this year. Raiders have a force in seymour even though we kept him quiet in week 2. I don't see any reason to think our O-line can step up this week.
Tom Cable vs Todd Haley
Both coaches are having some problems and I can see them growing. I'll give this to Haley just because Al Davis won't let Cable free to make his own decisions.
We have waited for sweet revenge after the week 2 upset and now is our time to shine. We need to give Cassel time, don't turn the ball over, and avoid penalties. If we can do all of those then expect a win in Oakland.