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Game Preview: Raiders vs Chiefs from The Mothership
"You start it when you're in little league," coach Reid said. "You have rivalries there; then it goes into high school, you have rivalries, then in college, you have rivalries. There are few of those in the National Football League that are good and this is one of those. This is an exciting sport, but this allows you to get even a little more excited. That's just how it goes. Normally, these things take place with time. There are things that have gone on in the past and the history and all of that that go into it. But listen, the bottom line is that you need to prepare yourself as a football team, that's what you have to do. You have to put that part aside for right now and get yourself right and make sure you understand the game plan."
As a passer, Pryor is not only taking care of the football (only two turnovers, both interceptions), he's also completing a high number of passes (68 percent). Most importantly, he's doing this while being pressured on 40.3 percent of his snaps - the ninth-highest total in the league, according to Pro Football Focus.
That's not all. According to the same site, the Pryor's completion percentage under pressure (55.6) also ranks fourth in the league, while his accuracy percentage (63.6) ranks 11th in the league.
The Chiefs, who lead the league in sacks with 21, know that corralling and frustrating Pryor and his 4.36-second 40-yard-dash speed will be a significant challenge.
Game Day Activities: Chiefs vs Raiders from The Mothership
There is A LOT happening at Arrowhead Stadium this week. It is the Breast Cancer Awareness game as well as a chance to make it into the record books. A group of Chiefs fan are encouraging everyone at Sunday's game to be loud and proud in order to break the Guinness World Record for Loudest Crowd Roar at a Sports Stadium (Outdoors). There will also be an unbelievable flyover following the National Anthem.
Let's begin by acknowledging the absurdity. The Chiefs are 5-0 a year after being 2-14. They are the feel-good story of the NFL a year after being a horror show. Fans are attempting to break a record for crowd noise a year after flying protest banners over the stadium.
And here we are today, talking about how they need to be even better.
It is absurd, of course. The Chiefs are winning. Shouldn't that be enough? But this is not how the NFL works. Coaches can watch a 42-7 win and come away terrified about the touchdown their team allowed. Quarterbacks can complete 20 of 25 passes and be disappointed about the other five.
And so it is that a team the bookmakers in Las Vegas expected to be below .500 can be one of three remaining unbeaten teams and we can look at how they'll need to be better.
Thing is, the Chiefs know this is true.
Chiefs Unplugged: Guinness World Record Attempt from The Mothership
"They help us out, because they make it tough for those offensive linemen, who can't rely on head bobs and everything, to get going with the offense. I think our fans play a real good part. They also help provide us with energy. No matter how tired you are, you want that crowd to get going; it picks you up a little bit more and gives you some adrenaline."
Chiefs OL Geoff Schwartz
"Loud stadiums, they affect the visiting teams. In college, I played in one that was super loud. You saw what happened in Seattle, the night they tried to break the record; I'm looking forward to our fans bringing it."
The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Saturday that the club has elevated defensive back Bradley McDougaldto the 53-man roster from the practice squad and placed tight end Travis Kelceon injured reserve.
Chiefs-Raiders Scouting Report from KC Star
The Arrowhead faithful will be trying to set a record for the loudest crowd noise at an outdoor sporting event and even brought the Guinness folks to town to document the attempt. Reid is relishing the opportunity to coach in the Chiefs-Raiders rivalry and has already worked up the Chiefs fans into a frenzy with his comments about how anyone wearing silver and black better be careful.
Bottom line: Chiefs 27-23
The Raiders' six-game winning streak at Arrowhead defies description. It's time the Chiefs beat Oakland at home in the first of a season-defining three-game homestand.
KCChiefs.com Video: Players Excited For Fans Quest At GWR
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Game Day Forecast from The National Weather Service
Sunny, with a high near 70. East northeast wind 6 to 9 mph.
Less than a month after Seattle's "12th Man" made history at CenturyLink Field, fans of the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs plan to steal the torch.
Sunday's Arrowhead Stadium crowd will try to set the world record for loudest sports venue when theOakland Raiders come to town, CSN Bay Area reported Friday.
Chiefs Fans Attempt World Roar Record vs. Raiders from CSN Bay Area
By contrast, the Oakland Coliseum crowd -- granted, the capacity is smaller and the stadium is an open bowl -- tops out around 98.
The Kansas City Chiefs drafted tight end Travis Kelce in the third round this year in large part because of his ability to line up in a variety of positions, get down the field to catch passes and create matchup problems.
They won't get any of that this season from Kelce. He had surgery to repair a microfracture in his knee this week and on Saturday was placed on the injured-reserve list, ending his season.
Oakland At Kansas City from CBS Sports
Looking to stay tied with Denver atop the AFC West, Kansas City begins a three-game stretch at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs, though, have averaged 12.3 points during their six-game home skid to Oakland.
The Raiders forced five turnovers against the Chargers and have eight takeaways in their last three games after recording none in the first two.
The Chiefs are also playing well defensively, allowing a league-low 11.6 points per game and ranking seventh in total defense at 312.8 yards a contest.
You may have noticed something flying around Kansas City lately. It's the MetLife Blimp. The blimp, also known as Snoopy 2 was brought in ahead of Sunday's Kansas City Chiefs game...
...The blimp is contracted with the NFL and is expected to fly over the next three Chiefs home games.
NFL Week 6 Preview: Raiders @ Chiefs from The Las Vegas Guardian Express
To get to 6-0, the Chiefs have to contain Pryor. He leads the Raiders with 229 rushing yards and that is a mind-blowing stat for a quarterback, not to mention a quarterback with just seven games' worth of NFL experience. Raiders are a proud rushing team, averaging 130.8 yards per game on the ground, so Chiefs defensive line is looking to plug any and every hole Pryor and Darren McFadden try to squeeze through on Sunday.
The Chiefs also plan to "plaster" the Raiders' receivers down field, leaving Pryor nowhere to go with the ball. The second half of that strategy, then, is getting to Pryor before he can dust off a first down or reset and launch the ball to an open-ish receiver.
Raiders Game Plan vs. Kansas City from The Sacramento Bee
Historically, Arrowhead Stadium has been a tough place for opponents, but it was much quieter last season when the Chiefs went 2-14. Today, Chiefs fans are bringing back the roar, attempting to break a Guinness world record for loudest crowd in an outdoors sports stadium - 136.6 decibels - set in September by the Seahawks against the 49ers. Can the Raiders handle the noise? Will it affect them as it did the 49ers in Seattle?
Everything You Need To Know: Week 6 from FOX Sports
The Raiders win if... McFadden shakes off the rust, Smith has his first shaky start.
The Chiefs win if... Charles takes care of business, KC defense indulges itself on Oakland front line.
Prediction: Chiefs 30, Raiders 21
Can Raiders Go 7-0 At Arrowhead? from The Sacramento Bee
Although it's a new coaching staff led by former Eagles coach Andy Reid, it's an old Chiefs formula - play error-free offense, take the ball away on defense. The team with the fewest mistakes wins. Kansas City leads the NFL in turnover ratio at a Marty Schottenheimer-like plus-10.
"These guys are playing extremely well," Raiders coach Dennis Allen said. "They play well at home, and I think we all understand what the challenge is going to be in facing them."
Rapid Ascent Of Raiders' Pryor Will Be Tested from The San Francisco Chronicle
When the Raiders take on the undefeated Chiefs on Sunday, all eyes will be on the quarterback who has led his team to a surprising start with his leadership and lack of mistakes.
Oh, you thought we meant Alex Smith? No, we were talking about the edgier "game manager," the Raiders' Terrelle Pryor. He has completed 68.3 percent of his passes and has thrown 75 straight without an interception to go 2-2 in his four starts.
Pryor Making Raiders Interesting from The Las Vegas Review-Journal
Oakland's quarterback situation has been a mess for years. Pryor, a former Ohio State star picked in the NFL's supplemental draft in August 2011, is cleaning it up.
"Pryor is impressing me. He's turning out to be really good," Systemplays.com handicapper Doug Fitz said. "The Raiders are playing much better than a lot of people expected, and Pryor's excellent speed and mobility can neutralize a strong Kansas City defense."
Bell Tolls: Rob Gronkowski's Status Remains A Mystery from USA Today
On Sunday, Reid will engage in his first divisional matchup in the A-West, and it figures to be a bit tougher. It's a fitting opening call. The Chiefs and Raiders have had a bitter rivalry for decades and lately, Oakland has had Kansas City's number -- especially at Arrowhead Stadium. The Raiders have won six consecutive games in K.C., bolstering their threat to put the first blemish on the Chiefs record. This coincides with the vibe that Oakland (2-3) is feeling with Terrelle Pryor...
...Now Pryor will face the best defense he's seen all season. The Chiefs have allowed the lowest opposing passer rating in the NFL (62.3). And his challenge includes the raucous environment of Arrowhead -- traditionally one of the toughest places to play for a young quarterback.
NFP Sunday Blitz from National Football Post
And while the former San Francisco starter, and onetime top overall draft pick, probably doesn't have the raw physical talent of some of Reid's starters at Philadelphia, neither does he bring some of the same baggage as did Donovan McNabb or Michael Vick. Smith ranks only about the middle of the league pack in passer rating (83.7) and his completion mark (58.4 percent) is fairly mundane in a league where a minimum 60 percent has become the new normal, but the guy is a winner, teammates and coaches agree. And he's basically "got no ego," one Kansas City defensive veteran told NFP. Smith is 24-5-1 in his last 30 starts and has clearly made a difference for the Chiefs on the field and in the locker room as well.
Around The NFL: Nothing But Rust Belt Woes For Lions from The New Philadelphia Times Reporter
Andy Reid is 55 and feeling fine with a 5-0 record. The new Chiefs head coach figures to be favored in his next four games, at home against Oakland (2-3), Houston (2-3) and Cleveland (3-2), and at Buffalo (2-3).
The Chiefs are stuck with Denver in the AFC West, and they still must face the Broncos twice. They are in great shape to be the AFC's top wild card, though, already owning a two-game lead over the next wave of wild-card contenders.
Prediction: Chiefs 24, Raiders 13 from ESPN
Pryor could make things messy at times for the Chiefs, enough that the Raiders could put a serious scare into them. But eventually a frustrating period in this rivalry will come to what for the Chiefs is a blissful end.
Prediction: Chiefs 24, Raiders 13.