Game Preview: Can the Raiders sweep the season series against the Chiefs?

The Silver and Black remain at home in Week 11 for their thirdstraight contest against an AFC West opponent. The Raiders will take the field against the Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday night in primetime, as the two clubs collide for the second and final time of the regular season in 2020. In their first matchup in Week 5, the Raiders took home a victory by a score of 40-32. The Chiefs lead the all-time series 65-53-2, while the Raiders will look to sweep Kansas City's club for the first time since 2012. Kickoff will commence at 5:20 p.m. PT on Nov. 22 and will be broadcast on NBC with Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya on the call.

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The Setting
Date: Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020
Kickoff: 5:20 p.m. PT
Site: Allegiant Stadium (2020)
Capacity/Surface: 65,000/Natural Bermuda
Regular Season: Chiefs lead, 65-53-2
Postseason: Chiefs lead, 2-1
Network Provider: NBC

In Week 10, the Raiders hosted the Denver Broncos at Allegiant Stadium for the first of two contests in 2020 against their AFC West rival. The Raiders, led by a rushing attack that amassed over 200 total yards, won by a score of 37-12 to move to 6-3 on the season and 3-0 within the division. RBs Devontae Booker and Josh Jacobs stole the show, accounting for four scores on the ground. Jacobs registered his third career game with at least 100 rushing yards and two rushing scores, while Booker set a new career-high with two rushing touchdowns of his own. The duo became the second pair of Raiders rushers to each surpass 80 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns in the same game, while hoisting the Raiders rushing attack to an average of 190.7 yards per game over the last three contests, a mark that ranks first in the AFC and second in the NFL over that span. On defense, the unit recorded five total takeaways for the first time since Oct. 6, 2013 against San Diego and just the third time in the last 10 seasons. Their four interceptions recorded marked their first-such performance since Nov. 9, 2008 against Carolina. Leading the way was S Jeff Heath, who tied a career-high with two interceptions, while LB Nick Kwiatkoski and DE Carl Nassib also added one apiece. LB Nicholas Morrow also shined in the contest, posting his second career sack, forcing a fumble and logging two passes defensed.

Here are some notable connections between the two squads:

-Raiders Head Coach Jon Gruden and Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid spent time on the same coaching staff in Green Bay from 1992-94, serving as a wide receivers coach and tight ends/offensive line coach, respectively.

-Raiders C Rodney Hudson was originally drafted by Kansas City in the second round (55th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft and spent four years with the Chiefs from 2011-2014, playing in 51 games with 35 starts.

-Raiders defensive line coach Rod Marinelli and Chiefs Assistant Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator Dave Toub spent time on the same coaching staff in Chicago from 2009- 12, serving as Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator and offensive line coach, respectively.

-Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson coached Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins in 2017 with the Los Angeles Rams. Olson also coached Chiefs QB Chad Henne in 2012 and again from 2015-16 in Jacksonville.

-Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy spent time on the same coaching staff at UCLA as Raiders offensive line Coach Tom Cable from 2004-05, serving as the running backs coach and offensive coordinator/offensive line coach, respectively.

-Chiefs offensive line coach Andy Heck spent time with Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson in Jacksonville in 2012, serving as offensive line coach and assistant head coach/ quarterbacks coach, respectively.

-Chiefs CB Antonio Hamilton originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Raiders in 2016.

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Broadcast Information (Radio)
Raiders Radio Network
Flagship: KOMP 92.3 FM and KRLV "Raider Nation Radio 920 AM"
Play-by-Play: Brent Musburger
Color Analyst: Lincoln Kennedy

The Chiefs enter Week 11 following their Bye Week and will head into the contest with a record of 8-1 and riding a four-game winning streak, with their last and only loss coming against the Raiders. The Chiefs will travel to Tampa Bay to play the Buccaneers following this week's game before returning home to host the Broncos in Week 13. The Raiders will prepare for a two-game road swing against the Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets in the consecutive weeks that will follow after Sunday's AFC West clash.

View director of photography Michael Clemens' top picks of black and white photos from the Raiders' Week 10 victory against the Denver Broncos at Allegiant Stadium.

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