The 9-2 Kansas City Chiefs get the pleasure of traveling to California and playing the 2-9 Oakland Raiders this Sunday. From the outside looking in this game looks to be very one sided in Kansas City’s favor. The Chiefs are the top team in the AFC, Andy Reid is 8-2 all-time as the Chiefs’ coach against the Raiders, and Oakland is in the midst of a transition season/decade. History tells us not to take this game lightly though, as in 2014 the 0-10 Raiders beat the 7-3 Chiefs, the Chiefs then missed the playoffs by one game. Last year the 2-4 Raiders defeated the 5-1 Chiefs in another upset. I’m trying to make it sound like the Raiders have a chance but….. we got Patrick Mahomes!
The Raiders currently sit in last place in the AFC under Coach Jon Gruden, who is in the first year of a 10 year 100 million dollar contract. The Raiders as a franchise are trying to look forward to the future, so that in 2020 when they become the Las Vegas Raiders, they will be a competitive team. In the mean time though, trading some of their top players for draft picks hasn’t helped the current team. The Raiders’ offense is #30 in points scored at 17 a game, while their defense is #30 allowing 29.7 points per game. As a matter of fact, the Raiders have only scored more than 20 points in just 3 games this season, while the Chiefs’ lowest scoring game is 26. That sure sounds like a recipe for disaster!