KANSAS CITY MO - OCTOBER 24: Quarterback Matt Cassel #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs passes during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on October 24 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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"Randy Moss-type talent doesn’t come on the market very often," Waters said. "That being said, let’s be honest: Randy Moss comes on this team, he can’t expect five or six catches a game. Not the way we’re doing things right now. Will that make him happy?
"Then you’ve got to ask yourself, if he’s not happy, no matter what the success of the football team is, if he’s not making the catches or getting the balls he wants, does that ultimately disrupt what you’re trying to do as a football team? Is it worth it at that point? … You’d be taking a huge risk."
What was it like to catch your first touchdown pass in the NFL, which turned out to be the game-winner against San Diego in your first game?
It was definitely really exciting. It was a sold out crowd for the opening Monday Night Football game at Arrowhead and it was my first game, so it was pretty special. To score a touchdown was really exciting, but more importantly, to get the win was the best part.
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The league’s fourth-longest active streak belongs to the Chiefs’ Brodie Croyle, who hasn’t thrown an interception in his last 112 passes. Croyle hasn’t played in a game this season, and his streak dates to 2008.
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The Raiders asked for, and received, a 24-hour extension Thursday in hopes of selling out Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs. The deadline is 1:15 p.m. today to avoid a local television blackout.
Raiders coach Tom Cable didn't need that long to decide on a starting quarterback for the Chiefs game. He said Jason Campbell will start in place of injured Bruce Gradkowski for the fourth straight game.
Oakland Raiders stick with Jason Campbell at starting quarteback from The San Jose Mercury News
What to Expect:
Oakland's defense has been playing loose with big leads. They've been on the attack lately and John Marshall has done a nice job mixing up the fronts and blitzes. This week, it's about lining up and stuffing the Chiefs rush game. Oakland will face a steady diet of Charles and Jones, and if they allow over the 127 yards they are allowing per game (26th in the NFL), it could be a tough afternoon in the ‘Black Hole.'
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Our sound-off question this week asked Chiefs fans when was the last time they were this excited about their team and if they think Kansas City will keep up its strong play.
This is a team that is learning to win and it's getting better. It runs the ball, it plays good defense and it's well coached. Those are all winning ingredients.
Below are some of your responses. Thanks to everyone who participated:
Sound-off responses from ESPN
Entering this season, Studebaker had been part of only six wins - the Chiefs were a combined 6-26 his first two years - but the improvement of the Chiefs have the squad easily on pace to pass that total this season alone.
"I think as a team you can see obvious improvement (this year)," Studebaker said. "From the time it all started, to OTA (organized team activities) this year, especially, you can see us getting better as team. Individually we are getting better. As a team we are getting better and as a defensive unit we are getting better. We have to keep grinding, end up in a dogfight and then you give yourself a chance to win."
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Under league rules, Gilberry has 10 days to appeal the fine.
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The handle - total money wagered - has been "pretty strong" on NFL games, Rood said, and the fact that traditionally weaker teams are still in the running has seemingly kept more people engaged in what's happening. Even the league's only winless team is keeping things interesting.
"Even Buffalo, they're in there swinging away," he said. "They're in their games, they're competitive, they took the Ravens and Chiefs down to the wire. Buffalo is not a team that you want to discount at the betting window at all."
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Defensive Player: Tamba Hali and Derrick Johnson, Kansas City -- It's hard to designate those guys because we want stats - sacks, interceptions. These two guys have jumped out for doing a little bit of everything. Johnson has had a special year and if it continues, someone like him might win the most valuable defensive player in the league.
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For the Raiders, Darren McFadden has started to perform up to expectations. He is explosive and can score from anyplace on the field. He also runs physical and will try to get the tough yards. They also have Michael Bush, a power back who can move the pile. The Chiefs have veteran Thomas Jones, a classic inside, move-the-chains runner, and Jamaal Charles, your breakaway threat. Which group will have the best day?
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Kansas City at Oakland - Wow, where did this Raiders team come from? The silver and black and playing like it's the old AFL, scoring 92 points in their last two wins. The Chiefs pulled out an OT win over the Bills, and will need to shore up things to beat this suddenly hot Raiders team. This could shift some balance in the AFC West, and I see the Raiders coming out with high emotion to pull out another tough win. Oakland 24 Kansas City 17
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