Following up their first divisional matchup last week, the Oakland Raiders will once again host an AFC West opponent this week, as they take on the Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 1:05 p.m. PT. Sunday's game marks the first of two meetings with the Chiefs, as the second game will come on Thursday Night Football on Dec. 8. Last week, the Raiders won their third straight game closing out a 34- 31 victory over the San Diego Chargers. The Chiefs were on a bye.
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Date:Sunday, Oct. 16Kickoff:1:05 p.m. PTSite:Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (1966)Capacity/Surface:56,055/Overseeded BermudaRegular Season:Chiefs lead, 58-51-2
In getting their fourth win of the year and first at home, the Raiders pulled out another one-score affair. The defense forced four turnovers on the day, led by rookie S Karl Joseph's first two takeaways of his career (one interception and one fumble recovery). CB Sean Smith added his second interception of the season and S Reggie Nelson recovered a fumble that was forced by newcomer LB Perry Riley Jr. DT Stacy Mcgee had a big day on the defensive line, helping to hold the Chargers' rushing attack to 3.6 yards per carry. McGee also added two tackles (one solo) and 1.5 sacks on the day, his first career multi-sack game. On offense, QB Derek Carr eclipsed 300 passing yards for the second time this season and threw two touchdowns. WR Amari Cooper led all receivers with 138 receiving yards and posted his first touchdown of the year. WR Michael Crabtree added his fifth receiving touchdown in as many games, hauling in a 21-yard score on fourth-and-3 in the third quarter to give the Raiders a lead they would not relinquish. K Sebastian Janikowski posted 14 points on the afternoon, including going 4-of-5 on field goals. He connected on a season-long 56-yarder as the first half expired.
Next week, the Raiders will begin a 10-day trip to Florida to play the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, while the Chiefs will host the New Orleans Saints.
Coming out of the season's first five weeks with a 4-1 record, the Raiders have been led by their offense. QB Derek Carr has led the offensive attack impressively so far, as the unit ranks in the top 10 of the NFL in multiple categories. Individually, Carr ranks in the top 10 in passing yards and touchdowns. WR Michael Crabtree is in the top 10 in the league in receptions and tied for first in receiving touchdowns, and WR Amari Cooper ranks fifth in receiving yards.
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Overview: Now in his fourth season at the helm of the Chiefs, Head Coach Andy Reid has led Kansas City to the postseason in two of his three seasons with the team. After sweeping the Raiders in the 2015 series, the Chiefs will come to Oakland for their first of two divisional meetings with a 2-2 record. The Chiefs, who are coming off their bye week, suffered a 14-43 loss in their last game to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 4 after failing to score through the first three quarters.
Offense: The Chiefs are led by 12-year veteran QB Alex Smith, who has eclipsed 3,000 yards each season since joining Kansas City in 2013. This season, Smith has completed 109-of-168 passes (64.9 percent) for 1,073 yards with five touchdowns for a passer rating of 87.7. TE Travis Kelce has been Smith's top receiving weapon so far, leading the team with 22 receptions for 220 yards (10.0 avg.). In his second year in Kansas City, WR Jeremy Maclin leads the team with 244 yards on 20 catches (12.2 avg.) and one touchdown. In the absence of RB Jamaal Charles, RB Spencer Ware has led the Kansas City rushing attack with 284 yards on 54 attempts (5.3 avg.) and one touchdown. Charles saw limited action in Week 4, rushing twice in his first game since suffering a knee injury in 2015.
Defense: The Chiefs' secondary, after finishing the 2015 season second in the league with 22 interceptions, currently leads the NFL with eight. Pacing the way in his second year is Oakland native CB Marcus Peters, who has four interceptions with 47 return yards on the season. LB Derrick Johnson has recorded the team's lone defensive touchdown, returning an interception 55 yards. Johnson also leads the team with 31 tackles (25 solo). LB Dee Ford leads the team with 1.5 sacks, and three others have contributed one sack.
• Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1987-88 and earned a degree in political science from the University of Kansas while playing for the Chiefs.
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• Raiders running backs coach Bernie Parmalee coached tight ends for three seasons (2010-2012) for Kansas City.
• 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 CB Sean Smith spent three seasons with the Chiefs from 2013-15, appearing in 45 games with 44 starts and recording 129 tackles with five interceptions.
• Chiefs LB Sio Moore was originally selected by the Raiders in the 2013 NFL Draft and spent two years in Oakland, appearing in 26 games with 167 tackles and 7.5 sacks.
• Chiefs CB Ron Parker played in three games for the Raiders in 2011.
• Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie was in the scouting department of the Green Bay Packers for 11 seasons from 2000-2011 with Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey. McKenzie served as pro personnel assistant (1994-96), director of pro personnel (1997-2007) and director of football operations (2008- 11), while Dorsey served as director of college scouting (2000-11) during those years. The two were also in Green Bay when Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid coached the tight ends/offensive line (1992-1996) and quarterbacks (1997-1998).
• Chiefs offensive line coach Andy Heck worked on Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio's staff with the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2004-2011.
• Raiders CB Dexter McDonald played collegiately at the University of Kansas and grew up in Kansas City, Mo.
• Chiefs T Mitchell Schwartz started all 51 games he played in at Cal, starting 35 games at left tackle and 16 at right tackle.
• Raiders DT Dan Williams and Chiefs S Eric Berry were teammates for three years (2007-09) at Tennessee. Additionally, Raiders TE Mychal Rivera and Chiefs G Zach Fulton played at Tennessee together from 2010-12.
• Chiefs LB Dee Ford and Raiders LB Daren Bates played together at Auburn from 2009-2012.
• Chiefs CB Marcus Peters is a native of Oakland, Calif., and he attended McClymonds High School.
• Raiders CB DJ Hayden and Chiefs RB Knile Davis both played their high school football in the Fort Bend Independent School District in Missouri City, Texas. Hayden attended Elkins High School (class of '08) and Davis went to Thurgood Marshall High School (class of '09).
• Raiders DE Khalil Mack and Chiefs WR Albert Wilson played their high school football in the St. Lucie County District Florida. Mack attended Westwood High School in Fort Pierce, Fla. (class of '09) and Wilson attended Port St. Lucie High School (class of '10).