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NFL odds: Chiefs are favored over Raiders in Oakland for Thursday Night Football

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The KC Chiefs are favorites once again. The NFL odds for Week 7 are out and the Kansas City Chiefs are listed as 2.5 to 3-point favorites over the Oakland Raiders.

Even though the Chiefs are 7-1 in their last eight against the Raiders, I would not have guessed before the season that the Chiefs would be favored in this game.

The Raiders don’t look like the team that was supposed to compete for the AFC title this season. They lost Derek Carr a couple weeks ago but he came back to lose to the Chargers last weekend.

We knew the Raiders defense wasn’t very good but their offense has been really bad. It’s been almost a month to the day (tomorrow) since the Raiders scored more than 17 points. They put up 26 in Week 1 and 45 in Week 2 which is skewing their rankings. Over their last four games, they’re one of the worst offensive teams in football.

If the Raiders put up just one touchdown against the Chiefs, the Chiefs should win this game. The Chiefs should probably win anyway because they have the better coach and, on the whole this season, the better quarterback (yeah, I said it).

The Chiefs are favorites. We’ll see if Vegas knows what they’re talking about.