"Huge test for us, and that’s the thing, that’s the mindset. We’ve won four games, it feels good and all those things, but we have earned absolutely nothing. We are nowhere near our goals, we’ve got a long season ahead of us. We’ve got to stay focused, we’re getting a team we haven’t beaten in two years, coming to our place. That’s a big deal, that’s a huge deal, they had our number last year, they beat us twice and that’s what they earned. We can’t sit here and look at records and pat ourselves on the back, we’re playing a team we have not beat."
The Week 6 matchup between the Oakland Raiders (4-1) and Kansas City Chiefs (2-2) is a pick 'em, according to the Las Vegas oddmakers at OddsShark.com. The Raiders will have home-field advantage in this matchup and Kansas City is winless away from Arrowhead Stadium this year, but the Chiefs have some factors working in their favor to balance out the line.
Wilson has played more than three times as many offensive snaps as Hill (162 to 47), but Hill has one caught one more pass than Wilson (11) for 3 more yards (67) and has also caught two touchdown passes, which is tied for the team lead with star tight end Travis Kelce. But that’s not where his impact ends. Hill is ninth in the league in both kickoff-return average (22.6) and punt-return average (13.4), numbers that would actually be much higher had he not had a 105-yard kickoff-return touchdown against the Texans and 78-yard punt-return touchdown against the Steelers called back on penalties.
Even scarier is Andy Reid's incredibly impressive post Bye week record. He was 13-1 after bye weeks in Philly and he is 2-1 so far for the Chiefs making his overall post bye week record an astonishing 15-2. The Raiders are going to need to be prepared to deal with a monster of a team with KC next week, especially defensively where they can not afford to give up the big plays like they did this past week against the Chargers.
In a tale of two seasons in 2015, the Kansas City Chiefs started 1-5 and finished 11-1, ending their season with a 27-20 Divisional Round to loss to the New England Patriots at Foxborough. Those Chiefs represent only the second team to reach the playoffs after starting out 1-5 or worse (the 1970 Bengals were the other). That should offer some consolation to fans of teams that have sputtered out of the gate this year.
Del Rio said he’s hopeful that running back Latavius Murray (toe) and weakside linebacker Malcolm Smith can return to play the Kansas City Chiefs next week.
Pete Shufelt played for several teams in the early 1990s and settled in Albuquerque to raise his family. On Friday, he said someone cut the power to his house then broke in. They took jewelry, a dirt bike, a saddle and more, including the jersey Shufelt wore as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs. "To lose that jersey it hurts a little bit because that was something that, you know, I can give to my kids," he said.
Mathews signed a rookie free-agent deal with Kansas City after going undrafted in this year's NFL draft. In three preseason games with the Chiefs, Mathews played 23 total snaps — 14 on offense and nine on special teams — and did not record any receptions or targets. He was released before the team's final preseason game. Tessler reported on Sept. 30 the Browns were bringing in Mathews for a workout after a previous workout had to be rescheduled.