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Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs primed for AFC West showdown

The Oakland Raiders will prepare to head to Arrowhead Stadium in Week 13 to face the Kansas City Chiefs in what will be second matchup this season between the clubs and the 119th contest in the all-time regular season series, tied for the most games in franchise history against one opponent. The Chiefs have won the last four contests, while the Raiders look to claim their first victory in Kansas City since 2012, when the team defeated the Chiefs by a score of 26-16. The teams will kick off at 1:25 p.m. PT after being flexed into the afternoon slot from their original 10:00 a.m. PT start time. Jim Nantz, Tony Romo and Tracy Wolfson will be on the call for Week 13's AFC West clash at Arrowhead.

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The Setting
Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019
Kickoff: 1:25 p.m. PST
Site: Arrowhead Stadium (1972)
Capacity/Surface: 79,541/Natural Grass
Regular Season: Chiefs lead, 64-52-2
Postseason: Chiefs lead, 2-1

The Silver and Black fell to the New York Jets this past Sunday by a score of 3-34 and moved to 6-5 on the year, currently sitting in second place in the AFC West. In the contest, RB Josh Jacobs totaled 38 scrimmage yards to total 1,103 on his rookie campaign, good for the fourth-most scrimmage yards by a player through the first 11 games of a season in club annals. Jacobs' 957 rushing yards in 2019 currently rank fifth in the NFL and third in the AFC and are tops among all rookie rushers. DE Maxx Crosby tacked on another sack in the contest, marking 5.5 in his last three games. Crosby now has 7.5 on the year and is tied for third-most among rookies in the NFL this year and most by a Raiders rookie since 1991.

Crosby currently leads the team with 7.5 sacks on the year and has also recorded three forced fumbles and three passes defensed in 2019. Crosby is one of two players (T.J. Watt) in the NFL who have recorded at least seven sacks to go along with three forced fumbles and three passes defensed.

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Broadcast Information (Television)
Network Provider: CBS
Play-by-play: Jim Nantz
Color Analyst: Tony Romo
Sideline: Tracy Wolfson
Producer: Jim Rikhoff
Director: Mike Arnold

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 offensive coaching staff in Green Bay from 1992-94.

• 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.

• Chiefs assistant special teams coach Rod Wilson and Raiders assistant special teams coach Byron Storer played together on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2009.

• Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo coached on the same staff as Raiders tight ends coach Frank Smith with the New Orleans Saints in 2012, serving as defensive coordinator and offensive assistant.

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Broadcast Information (Radio)
Raiders Radio Network
Flagship: 740 KCBS
Play-by-play: Brent Musburger
Color Analyst: Lincoln Kennedy
Sideline: Chris Townsend

The Chiefs enter Week 13 coming off their Bye Week following a 24-17 victory in an AFC West matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers. The Chiefs moved to 7-4 following the Monday Night Football victory in Week 11 and currently sit in first place in the AFC West. Following this Sunday's showdown, the Raiders return to Oakland for their two remaining home games of the regular season schedule against the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars. The Chiefs head to New England to face the Patriots before returning home to play the Denver Broncos in Week 15.

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