Welcome to game day! The Kansas City Chiefs will visit the west coast to play the Oakland Raiders in a pivotal AFC West matchup in what could be a rain game. The Raiders stand at 4-1 despite just a five-point differential. They have won four games by 12 combined points so they are in close games.
The Chiefs are 2-2 after an up and down start to the season. They had the terrific comeback against the Chargers, the ugly offensive performance in Houston, the eight turnover game against the Jets and then the drubbing courtesy of Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers. We’re not completely sure what kind of team this is yet.
The Chiefs are currently a two-point favorite in this game which his surprising considering it’s a road game against the division leader. The Raiders opened as 1.5-point favorites but the line has swung to the Chiefs.
The Chiefs really need this win. It’s not a must-win because it’s still early but a loss would put the Chiefs two and a half games behind the Raiders for the division lead. That is a big lead! The Broncos also lost to the Chargers on Thursday so a Raiders loss would mean we have ourselves a divisional race. See the standings here.
The Chiefs don’t have any major injuries. Jamaal Charles should play but we don’t know how much he will play.
Nuts and bolts
Location: Oakland-Alameda Coliseum, Oakland, California
Game time: Sunday, October 16, 3:05 p.m. (Arrowhead Time)
TV channel: CBS (Do I get the game?)
Spanish radio: KCZZ 1480 AM (Tico Sports)
Matchup history: Chiefs lead 58-51-2
Prediction: Chiefs win 28-27
Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon
Enemy blog: Silver and Black Pride
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Chiefs 2016 schedule
Week 1: Chargers 27 Chiefs 33
Week 2: Chiefs 12 Texans 19
Week 3 Jets 3 Chiefs 24
Week 4 Chiefs 14 Steelers 43
Week 5: Bye
Week 6 10/16, 3:05pm: at Raiders (cbs)
Week 7, 10/23, 12pm: Saints (fox)
Week 8, 10/30, 12pm: at Colts (cbs)
Week 9, 11/6, 12pm: Jaguars (cbs)
Week 10, 11/13, 12pm: at Panthers (cbs)
Week 11, 11/20, 12pm: Bucs (fox)
Week 12, 11/27, 325: at Broncos (cbs)
Week 13, 12/4, 12pm: at Falcons (cbs)
Week 14, 12/8, 725pm: Raiders (nbc - Thurs night)
Week 15, 12/18, 12pm: Titans (cbs)
Week 16, 12/25, 730pm: Broncos (nbc - Xmas night)
Week 17, 1/1, 325pm: at Chargers (cbs)