Air & Ground Matchup Report: Week 7 vs. Chiefs


It's now been a month since the Oakland Raiders have enjoyed a "Victory Monday."

Currently in the midst of a four-game losing streak, the Silver and Black somehow, someway, need to find a way to get back in the winner's circle, and they'd be well served to do just that as they welcome an AFC West rival to town for a primetime clash.

While the Kansas City Chiefs enter the Week 7 clash with the Silver and Black coming off their first loss of 2017 – a 19-13 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers – they still boast a 5-1 record, as well as one of the best offensive units in the NFL.

Averaging 387 yards per game, the Kansas City offense ranks No. 2 in the NFL, so the Raiders defense – which currently ranks 23rd in the league – will have its hands full Thursday evening at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

The Raiders offense heads into the Thursday Night Football matchup ranked just 30th in the NFL, but the good news for Offensive Coordinator Todd Downing's group, is that while they're averaging 93.7 rushing yards per game throughout the early stages of 2017, over the past two weeks, the run game has shown life, averaging a much-improved 108.5 rushing yards.

Squaring off against a Kansas City defense, that while filled with playmakers, allows 378.2 total yards per game, hopefully, not only will the Raiders rushing attack keep it up, but Derek Carr and the team's aerial attack can find some positive momentum as well.

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