Thursday Night Football presents a very key matchup between the Oakland Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs as both team s are battling for the AFC West leadership as well as the entire AFC which has a great implication in the playoffs.
The Oakland Raiders (10-2) are riding in a six game winning streak with great offensive attacks that dismantled the defense of the opponents. Of the two losses of Oakland, one came from the Kansas City Chiefs.
On the offense, Oakland is averaging 28.8 points and 391.7 yards per game. Derek Carr is completing 65.5 percent of his passes for 3,375 yards and 24 touchdowns against five interceptions. Carr’s poise in the fourth quarter has brought the Raiders this far this season. In rushing, Latavius Murray has already accumulated 553 yards and 11 touchdowns in 140 attempts while Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington were combined for 659 yards and a touchdown. In receiving, Amari Cooper has posted 981 yards and four touchdowns while Michael Crabtree had 785 yards and seven touchdowns.
Defensively, Oakland is allowing 24.9 points and 389.7 yards per game. Malcolm Smith leads in tackles with 58 while Karl Joseph had 42.
The Kansas City Chiefs (9-3) have won seven of their last eight games to have a chance to seize the AFC West. A win against the Raiders will put them on top as tie break belongs to the Chiefs.
Offensively, Kansas City is averaging 23.4 points and 333.3 yards per game. Alex Smith is completing 67.4 percent of his passes for 2,567 yards and 11 touchdowns against four interceptions. In rushing, Spencer Ware has already accumulated 734 yards and three touchdowns in 163 yards. In receiving, Travis Kelce has posted 815 yards and three touchdowns while Tyreek Hill had 481 yards and five touchdowns in 50 catches.
Defensively, Kansas City is yielding 20.2 points and 384.9 yards per game. Derrick Johnson had 69 tackles while Eric Berry had 45.
Oakland Raiders vs Kansas City Chiefs tv channel schedule is on NBC. Raiders vs Chiefs odds is currently at -3.0 Kansas City.