Houston, Hali Pile Up Sacks In Dismal Chiefs Season from KC Star
Tamba Hali has been the Chiefs' premier pass rusher since they traded Jared Allen after the 2007 season. Hali might relinquish the title this year to Justin Houston but, if so, he said it's not a fair competition.
"He's a better player than me," Hali said. "He's younger, he's quicker, he's faster, he's definitely worked on his technique.
"If you let Justin just rush the quarterback, he can get Derrick Thomas' numbers."
"Everybody knows we're going to run the ball with 25 back there," offensive coordinator Brian Daboll said of running back Jamaal Charles.
The Kansas City Chiefs return to Oakland Sunday for an inter-divisional matchup with the Raiders. It's the team's first trip back to the Black Hole since its shutout victory (28-0) during Week-7 of last season.
Game Preview: Raiders vs Chiefs from Raiders.com
The Raiders want to go out and take advantage of opportunities like they did at Arrowhead. "Very solid on defense," said QB Carson Palmer. "They have really cut down on giving up big plays. It is a very solid and stout group, tough to run the ball against. We went back and forth with them last time and then at the end of the game we hit some big runs and finished in four-minute mode taking a knee and that's what we want to do this time. "
Raiders' Six-Game Losing Streak Can Possibly End Against Mediocre Chiefs from CBS Sacramento
It's likely the Chiefs will use primarily a ground game especially with the absence of wide receiver Dwyane Bowe, who is out for this game suffering from broken ribs. Bowe was the team's leading receiver with 801 yards on 59 receptions. In a distant second place is Tony Moeaki, who has 396 yards on 28 catches.
This is a good opportunity for veteran receiver Steve Breaston to finally get involved.
Raiders Might Give QB Pryor Some Playing Time from The Reporter
The Raiders selected Pryor in the third round of the NFL supplemental draft in 2011. He has played one snap in 29 regular-season games in his NFL career.
Allen said a package of plays designed for Pryor to run was installed a few weeks ago. "The biggest thing is to start getting him into the game a little bit and let him see a little game action," Allen said of Pryor. "I'm not ready to say that he'd be a starter."
Pryor said he didn't receive many reps during practice this week. Just the same, he is anticipating playing.
Start 'Em, Sit 'Em, Smash 'Em from National Football Post
Jamaal Charles, RB, Kansas City Chiefs (at Raiders): He's topped 100 rushing yards in four of his last five starts and faces a defense on Sunday that is giving up an average of 22.7 fantasy points per game to opposing running backs this season (third-most in NFL). Take note that the Raiders have surrendered 11 rushing touchdowns and an average of 165.0 rushing yards per game over their last six starts.
Fantasy Football 2012: Week 15 Sleepers from Sports Chat Place
Jon Baldwin, WR, Kansas City Chiefs: Who's Jon Baldwin? Well, for starters, he's our deep sleeper pick this week. In addition to that, he's a starting WR who will see an increased workload with Dwayne Bowe injured. Baldwin has been pretty unreliable in fantasy thus far, but he posted his first touchdown two weeks ago and will see a soft pass D in Oakland this week. If you're a gambler who's in a bind at WR, he's your guy.
The Chiefs stink. The Raiders stink. And it's supposed to rain.
Forget the score. I want to see the crowd count. With less than two weeks left to Christmas I have to believe holiday shoppers have something better to do than spend Sunday sitting in the rain to watch two of the league's worst clubs sort out their draft positions.
Because that's what this is all about.
Final Word AFC West from ESPN
The Chiefs hope their AFC West luck changes Sunday at Oakland. The 2-11 Chiefs are 0-4 against AFC West opponents and the games have not been close. The Chiefs have been outscored by 53 points in division games. Heading into Week 14, that was the worst division-game point differential in the NFL.
Jovan Belcher's mother angrily denied a report that claimed she told investigators that her son had argued with his girlfriend about the paternity of their baby before he shot her dead and killed himself...
...The New York Post, citing an unnamed law-enforcement source and an anonymous Kansas City Chiefs insider, reported that Shepherd told authorities that the couple had argued over the paternity of 3-month old Zoey on the morning of Dec. 1.
Police: Belcher, Perkins Weren't Fighting Over Paternity from USA Today
Kansas City police spokesman Darin Snapp said on Friday that a story in the New York Post reporting that Belcher and Perkins were fighting over paternity of their infant daughter, Zoey, was inaccurate. The Post cited a Chiefs and police source.
"I talked to the lead detective, and he said not one witness has come forward mentioning paternity," Snapp said.
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