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Game Day! I'm trying to be positive, but nothing I've seen the last 3 weeks helps with that. I'm really hoping the team that played Buffalo/Miami/Seattle shows up today. Here's your Kansas City Chiefs news. Go Chiefs!!

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Chiefs vs. Raiders: Game Preview from The Mothership

Four weeks ago, having just soundly defeated the world champion Seattle Seahawks at Arrowhead Stadium, the Kansas City Chiefs (7-6) were riding high...

...Reid's victory cry, which by that point the Chiefs had almost become accustomed to hearing, is pretty simple. As he says "Chiefs," the rest of the team joins him in unison followed by group applause...

...Four days later, the Chiefs would lose to the then-winless Raiders (2-11) on a dreary Thursday night in Oakland, and they haven't won a game since.

KCChiefs.com Video: NFL.com: Chiefs vs. Raiders Playbook

Game Day Forecast from The National Weather Service

Today Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 60. South wind 10 to 13 mph.

Tonight Rain and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 3am, then a chance of rain and thunderstorms after 3am. Low around 50. South southeast wind 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

LB James-Michael Johnson downgraded to questionable from Chiefs Digest

The Chiefs downgraded inside linebacker James-Michael Johnson from probable to questionable with an illness, the team announced Saturday morning in an email.

Johnson originally appeared on the injury report with knee and back injuries for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders.

While the third-year pro practiced fully the entire week, his availability is now considered a "50-50 chance will not play" based on the official questionable designation.

Game Preview: Raiders At Chiefs from CBS Sacramento

The Kansas City Chiefs are alive in the AFC playoff hunt despite losing three in a row.

The last two of those defeats came against division leaders, but the first one gave the Oakland Raiders their first victory.

The Chiefs are hoping to have running back Jamaal Charles available as they try to avenge that embarrassing display Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.

Thompson: Raiders' Murray gets his chance from The San Jose Mercury News

Patience is a good trait for a running back to have. And the Raiders' Latavius Murray, who waited 26 games for a real shot, has the virtue in spades.

Now it's time to turn it off.These last three games, starting with Sunday's matchup at Kansas City, is the opportunity Murray so patiently anticipated. Now is the time for another handy running back trait: explosiveness.

Chiefs' failure to develop quarterbacks and wide receivers explains current drought from KC Star via The Columbia Daily Tribune

The Chiefs are on the verge of matching an ignominious NFL record that has stood for 64 years.

Not since the stone-age era of the NFL has a team played an entire season without completing a touchdown pass to a wide receiver. The 1950 Pittsburgh Steelers hold that distinction, but that was before offenses spread their receivers across the field. That team attempted just 255 passes in a 6-6 season.

The Chiefs, 7-6 going into Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders, last produced a touchdown pass in the regular season on Chase Daniel's 2-yard toss to Dexter McCluster in the 2013 finale at San Diego.

Since McCluster's catch, the Chiefs have attempted 405 regular-season passes without a touchdown to their wide receivers.

Raiders at a glance: at Kansas City from The Associated Press via The Sacramento Bee

CONFIDENCE LEVEL

The Raiders can't come in overconfident - odd to say considering the team has only two wins. But those two victories have come in a three-week period and the Raiders are playing a team that has lost three straight games - the first of those in Oakland. But the Raiders must remember it was just a year ago this weekend when Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles scored five touchdowns on 195 yards in receptions in a 56-31 blowout win over the Raiders. Charles will play with a swollen knee Sunday after being limited in practice this past week.

Ex-Gophers star Bobby Bell, a college grad at 74, says 'anything is possible' from The Pioneer Press

Bobby Bell is an NCAA champion. A Super Bowl champion. A member of the college and pro football halls of fame.

And now, 52 years later, he is a college graduate.

The former Gophers football All-American and Kansas City Chiefs legend will be listed among the University of Minnesota's Class of 2015 this week. He plans to officially walk with his young classmates to pick up his degree in May.

H.S. football: Westwood's Nolan Borgersen is The Record Offensive Player of the Year from NorthJersey.com

Borgersen said that one of his fondest memories came in 2013 when he broke the state single-season record for touchdown receptions. He got a call from the former record-holder, Verona's Anthony Fasano of the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs, and that made a big impression on him.

"I thought that was cool," Borgersen said. "I know one thing. If somebody breaks one of my records, I'm going to make sure that I call to congratulate him."

Raiders linebacker will miss Chiefs game due to injury from The Salina Post

The Oakland Raiders starting outside linebacker Sio Moore will miss Sunday's game at Kansas City because of a hip injury.

He had originally been listed as questionable.

The Raiders also announced Saturday the promotion of safety Ras-I Dowling and linebacker Bojay Filimoeatu from the practice squad to the active roster.