You run to win games. This is what is preached to us from every analyst from the moment you start to watch football. Well this is a breakdown of how the Raiders have won and lost by the run. If the theory of rushing wins games, by these numbers we will win in Oakland.
First let's analyze Oakland's rush defense in wins and losses:
Seattle averages 88.6 rushing yards good for 27th in the league, SD averages 111.6 good for 15th in the league, St. Louis averages 106.1 yards which is 17th in the league, and last but not least Denver who averages 67.2 yards per game which is a whopping 32nd in the league.
Now lets take a look at who they have played and lost to. TEN 123.0 (10th), AZ 92.9 (25th), HOU 140.7 (5th), and SF 98.6 (21st)
So that means on average in their wins their opponents rushing offense averages 93.38 yards in those 4 game [(88.6+111.6+106.1+67.2)/4=93.35]
And in losses 113.8 yards per game. [(123+92.9+140.7+98.6)/4= 113.8]
The Chiefs are averaging 160.33 yards on the road this season. [(140<CLE> + 113<IND>+ 228<HOU>)/3]
Cleveland allows 111.3 yards per game rushing (19th) Indy allows 137.3 (28th) and Houston allows 104.3 (5th) So on avg on the road the teams we have faced allow 117.63 [(111.3+137.3+104.3)/3= 117.63]
So what I get from these numbers is that we are rushing for , on average, 42.7 yards more than the teams (we have faced on the road) have allowed through out the season. So even if we were to take the amount of yards that the Raiders have allowed in their wins and add on the 42.7 yards that we gain from our rushing offense on the road we would get 136.08 yards (42.7+ 93.38= 136.08), which puts us well over the 113.8 rushing yards allowed they have averaged in their losses.
I know this is only a breakdown of one area that counts towards wins, but I think it is pretty telling as to why the Chiefs have been so successful this year.