Opponent: vs. Kansas City
Time: 1:05 p.m.
Line: Chiefs by 3
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Records: Raiders 5-6, Chiefs 6-5
TV/Radio: Ch. 13 (Greg Gumbel, Trent Green), 1140
FIVE THINGS TO WATCH
Protect the ball: The Chiefs haven’t had a turnover in their past five games, tied for the second-longest single-season streak in NFL history. Only the 2010 New England Patriots had a longer streak at seven games. Other than a five-turnover debacle against Denver in Week 2, the Chiefs have just three turnovers in the other 10 games. And the Raiders have just two takeaways the past three weeks.
Murray’s breakout: Quarterback Derek Carr, who led an 80-yard drive in the rain to throw the game-winning touchdown, wasn’t the only Raiders player with a breakout performance in last year’s victory over the Chiefs. Latavius Murray ran four times for 112 yards and two touchdowns, highlighted by a 90-yard scoring run. After Murray struggled to get on the field to start his career, that game helped make him the starter. He has 765 yards this season and is on pace to become Oakland’s first 1,000-yard back since 2010.
Running depth: When star running back Jamaal Charles went down because of a season-ending knee injury in October, the Chiefs had just one win and appeared to be going nowhere. But undrafted second-year running back Charcandrick West has filled the void, averaging 114 yards and scoring four touchdowns in his past four games. He missed last week’s win over Buffalo but is expected to play Sunday.
Awesome Amerson: The Raiders’ suspect secondary got a boost last week from David Amerson, who was claimed off waivers from Washington in September. Amerson replaced DJ Hayden in the starting lineup last week and had six passes defensed and an interception. Amerson is tied for the league lead with 19 passes defensed, despite only playing nine games.
Homecoming: The Chiefs also have gotten a boost in the secondary from a newcomer; first-round pick Marcus Peters has four of Kansas City’s 14 interceptions. The Chiefs had just six interceptions last season, and Peters would love to add another in his hometown of Oakland.
Out: LB Neiron Ball (knee), CB Keith McGill (ankle)
Doubtful: C Rodney Hudson (ankle), RB Taiwan Jones (knee)
Questionable: CB Neiko Thorpe (knee)
Probable: S Charles Woodson (shoulder)
Out: S Husain Abdullah (neck), RB Justin Houston (knee), C Mitch Morse (concussion), WR De’Anthony Thomas (concussion)
Questionable: G Jeff Allen (ankle), DE Allen Bailey (calf)
Probable: P Dustin Colquitt (right knee), WR Chris Conley (hand), CB Marcus Cooper (thumb), DE Mike DeVito (shoulder), T Eric Fisher (neck), LB Dee Ford (back), LB Tamba Hall (knee), TE Travis Kelce (groin), LB Josh Mauga (heel), RB Spencer Ware (hamstring), RB Charcandrick West (hamstring)
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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