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Sunday Oct. 16, the Kansas City Chiefs play visitor to the Oakland Raiders. The game, to be played at the Oakland Alameda Coliseum, is slated for a 4:05 p.m. ET start time and will be broadcast on CBS. Read on for our Chiefs vs. Raiders preview.
According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Oakland wins the matchup between the two teams 58.3% of the time. The spread, via Oddshark, has Oakland favored as well.
Spread: Raiders -1.5
Game Time: 4:05 p.m. ET
Chiefs vs. Raiders preview:
The 4-1 Raiders enter the contest after picking up a nice win against San Diego, 34-31, last week while the 2-2 Chiefs are coming off of a bye week. They lost their last played game on Oct. 2 at the Steelers, 43-14.
Derek Carr went 25-for-40 through the air for Oakland last week for 317 yards and two touchdowns. Amari Cooper had a massive game receiving with 138 yards and a score on just six catches. San Diego out gained Oakland 423 yards to 389 yards on the day.
Alex Smith threw the ball 50 times against Pittsburgh two weeks ago competing 30 of those throws fro 287 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. He was also sacked four times. Spencer Ware led the Chiefs in rushing with 82 yards on 13 attempts.
This week's game could turn into a shootout thanks to both team's defenses. Oakland's defense is giving up the most yards per game in the NFL with 452.6 yards while the Chiefs are 21st in the league giving up 370.0 yards per contest.
The Chiefs hold a 58-51-2 record all-time against the Raiders in their 11 regular season meetings.
Chiefs vs. Raiders prediction:
This game could turn into one of the best games of the week that no one is talking abut. The Chiefs can get above .500 with a win while Oakland can continue to show the football world that they are a serious contender.
Derek Carr vs. Alex Smith is a fine quarterback matchup, but Carr's weapons outweigh Smith's. Carr will need to take care of the football which he is capable of doing. The Chiefs are 0-2 on the road this season and those losing ways don't change on Sunday.
Raiders 28, Chiefs 20