Tuesday 22 August 2017 / 09:29 AM

THURSDAY NIGHT NOTES: RAIDERS @ CHIEFS

Week 14 kicks off on Thursday night as the Oakland Raiders travel to Kansas City to face the Chiefs (NBC, NFL Network, Twitter; 8:25 PM) in an AFC West showdown with playoff implications. Winners of six consecutive games, the Raiders overcame a 15-point second-half deficit to defeat Buffalo 38-24 in Week 13. Oakland QB DEREK CARR is the first player in NFL history with five game-winning touchdown passes in the fourth quarter or overtime in a season, and DE KHALIL MACK has nine sacks, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and an interception in his past seven games. Last week, Kansas City S ERIC BERRY intercepted a two-point conversion attempt and returned it for the go-ahead score with 4:32 remaining in the fourth quarter in the Chiefs’ 29-28 victory at Atlanta. In the last meeting between the Raiders and Chiefs (Week 6), Kansas City RB SPENCER WARE recorded 163 yards from scrimmage and a rushing touchdown, and NT DONTARI POE rushed for a one-yard score in Kansas City’s 26-10 victory at Oakland.

 

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

 RAIDERSCHIEFS
SERIES LEADER 59-51-2
STREAKS Past 4
COACHES VS. OPP.Jack Del Rio: 3-5Andy Reid: 7-3
LAST WEEKW 38-24 vs. BuffaloW 29-28 at Atlanta
LAST GAME10/16/16: Chiefs 26 at Raiders 10. Kansas City RB Spencer Ware has 163 yards from scrimmage & rush TD. Chiefs LB Dee Ford has 2 sacks & FF.
LAST GAME AT SITE1/3/16: Chiefs 23, Raiders 17. Kansas City RB Spencer Ware rushes for 76 yards & TD. Chiefs LB D.J. Alexander blocks punt through end zone for safety.
REFEREETerry McAulay
BROADCASTNBC/NFLN/Twitter (8:25 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Heather Cox (Field reporter). Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Trent Green.

 

STATS

PASSINGDerek Carr: 300-458-3375-24-5-100.3Alex Smith: 250-371-2567-11-4-92.5
RUSHINGLatavius Murray: 140-553-4.0-11Spencer Ware: 163-734-4.5-3
RECEIVINGAmari Cooper: 68-981-14.4-4Travis Kelce (TE): 65-815-12.5-3
OFFENSE391.7333.3
TAKE/GIVE+12+14
DEFENSE389.7384.9
SACKSKhalil Mack: 10Dee Ford: 10
INTsReggie Nelson: 3Marcus Peters: 5
PUNTINGMarquette King: 48.2Dustin Colquitt: 46.3
KICKINGSebastian Janikowski: 101 (32/32 PAT; 23/29 FG)Cairo Santos: 99 (24/26 PAT; 25/28 FG)

 

NOTES

RAIDERS: Aim for 7th win in row…QB DEREK CARR has 95+ rating in 4 of past 5. Has 11 pass TDs vs. 2 INTs in past 5…RB LATAVIUS MURRAY ties for 3rd in NFL with 11 rush TDs, incl. 2 last week. Has 3 rush TDs in past 4 vs. KC… WR AMARI COOPER had 10 catches for 129 yards in last meeting. Has 100+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3 vs. division. Since 2015, is 1 of 6 in NFL with 140+ catches (140) & 14.0+ yards per catch avg. (14.7). WR MICHAEL CRABTREE has rec. TD in 2 of past 3 meetings. Has 5 rec. TD in past 8 vs. division. WR ANDRE HOLMES had TD catch in last meeting…DE KHALIL MACK has 5 TFL & 3 sacks in past 3 meetings. Aims for 8th in row with sack. Has 10 sacks, 11 TFL, 4 FFs, 3 FR & INT-TD in past 9. Since 2015, leads NFL with 25 sacks. LB BRUCE IRVIN aims for 4th in row with sack. CB DAVID AMERSON had INT-TD in last meeting at KC…CHIEFS: Aim for 9th win in row vs. division…QB ALEX SMITH has 18 pass TDs vs. 3 INTs for 107.0 rating in 9 career starts vs. Oak…RB SPENCER WARE had 163 scrimmage yards (131 rush, 32 rec.) & rush TD in last meeting. Aims for 4th in row with rush TD vs. Oak…WR JEREMY MACLIN has 3 TD catches in past 3 meetings. TE TRAVIS KELCE aims for 4th in row with 100+ rec. yards. WR TYREEK HILL ties for 2nd among rookies with 7 total TDs (5 rec., 1 rush, 1 KR-TD)…LB JUSTIN HOUSTON aims for 4th in row vs. Oak with sack. Has 4 sacks in past 2. S ERIC BERRY had INT-TD & INT for 2-pt conversion last week. LB DEE FORD had 2 sacks & FF in last meeting. Ties for 3rd in NFL with 10 sacks. NT DONTARI POE had rush TD in last meeting.

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