Dec 16, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders fan Adrian Ramirez, 8, holds a "Raider for life" license plate before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The Pregame: Raiders Week Part I


Time: Noon


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Weather: 74-degrees, sunny, and no chance of rain.

History: Chiefs lead the series 53-50-2

Line: Chiefs, -8



1. The Streak

Kansas City has lost six-straight games at home to the Raiders. This needs to end.

2. Offensive Line

Everything the Chiefs are trying to do on offense has been limited because of shaky offensive line play. Good news is Sunday should be the first time the entire offensive line will feature five healthy starters for the first time since the Eagles game. Given the Chiefs lack of depth at wide receiver and injuries to all three tight ends, the offensive line has to play at a higher level in order to allow enough time for the receivers to get open. Should that happen the offense could see significant improvement quickly.

3. Noise Record

Fans at Arrowhead will be participating in an attempt to set a world record for noise created at a stadium in the NFL. Good luck, Chiefs fans!


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1. Injuries

Darren McFadden, Tyvon Branch and two starting offensive linemen may be out for Sunday’s game. Oakland is about as beat up as anybody right now.

2. Terrelle Pryor

Don’t sleep on Pryor as he’s improving quickly. If there is a quarterback that could the Chiefs pass rush fits it would be Pryor because of is his speed. Pryor is currently the team’s leading rusher with 229 yards and is averaging 6.2 yards per carry. His downfield passing game still needs a lot of work, but he can pick the Chiefs apart in the run game if KC isn’t careful.

3. Rush Defense

Only six teams in football are allowing fewer yards per carry than the Raiders’ 3.7 ypc. Linebackers Kevin Burnett and Nick Roach have been key in slowing down the run.


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