The Oakland Raiders return home after a two-game road stint to take on the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 1:05 p.m. PT at O.co Coliseum. Sunday's game opens a stretch of three of four games at home in Oakland for the Raiders, with the Green Bay Packers and San Diego Chargers coming to town later in the month. The contest this weekend will be the first of the year between the two AFC West rivals, with the second match-up coming in Kansas City for the regular season finale. Last season, the teams split their annual clashes, with each team winning at home. Of Oakland's five remaining games, four come against AFC West opponents. The Raiders are 1-1 within the division this year. Last week, the Raiders won a tight road game in Tennessee against the Titans, 24-21, while the Chiefs extended their winning streak, beating the Buffalo Bills at home, 30-22.
Date:Sunday, Dec. 6
Kickoff:1:05 p.m. PT
Site:O.co Coliseum (1966)
Regular Season:Chiefs lead, 56-51-2
Postseason: Chiefs lead, 2-1
Oakland engineered a come-from-behind victory in the rain last week against the Titans as QB Derek Carr led the team on a 9-play, 90-yard drive in 3:20 , culminating in a 12-yard touchdown pass to WR Seth Roberts with 1:21 remaining. Carr, who threw for 330 yards and three touchdowns, connected with Roberts on two touchdowns on the afternoon. Roberts finished with his first career 100-yard game, posting 113 yards on six catches. WR Amari Cooper added another 115 receiving yards, marking the second time on the year the Raiders have had two 100-yard receivers in a game this season. WR Michael Crabtree got in on the action, hauling in his sixth touchdown catch of the year. On defense, CB David Amerson had a big game, recording six passes defensed (most by a Raider since '09) and one interception. DE Khalil Mack (two) recorded his second multi-sack game of the year.
Next week, the Raiders will travel to Denver to wrap up their annual series with the Broncos, while the Chiefs will host the division-rival Chargers for the second time in 2015.
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QUOTING DEL RIO
"I am really, really proud of our guys. Real resilient. ... We wanted to end the week 1 – 0 somehow, some way, and I am really proud of the way the guys stayed in it. It was tough there, it was a reason to be discouraged. You're in control of the game, and you fumble it, and they go down and get a score and, 'Oh my gosh, what are we going to do?' Well, we are just going to go down and find a way to get it in there and get a score. I am really proud of our guys on how they hung in there." - Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio
• 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.
• 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 Neiko Thorpe played in nine games for the Chiefs in 2012.
• Chiefs S Tyvon Branch played seven seasons for the Raiders after being selected in the fourth round (100th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft by Oakland. Branch record 355 tackles (106 solo), eight sacks, four interceptions, 19 passes defensed and 15 special teams tackles with the Raiders.
An exclusive look at the rivalry between the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs through the years.
• 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 coordinator Doug Pederson played quarterback for the Packers from 1995-1998 and again from 2001-2004 and assistant secondary coach Al Harris was a cornerback on the team from 2003-2009 when Raiders S Charles Woodson played there.
• Chiefs offensive line coach Andy Heck worked on Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio's staff with the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2004-2011.
• Raiders LB Ben Heeney and CB Dexter McDonald both played collegiately at the University of Kansas and grew up in the Kansas/Missouri area. Heeney hails from Hutchinson, Kan., and McDonald from Kansas City, Mo.
• 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).
Overview: The 6-5 Kansas City Chiefs head into Oakland for the team's fourth divisional match-up of the season. Led by Head Coach Andy Reid, who owns a 26-17 record in three seasons with the Chiefs, Kansas City rebounded from a 1-5 start and are currently in the midst of a five-game winning streak.
Offense: The Chiefs are captained by 11-year NFL veteran QB Alex Smith, who has started 41 games for Kansas City since 2013. This season, Smith has completed 226-of-354 passes (63.8 percent) for 2,681 yards with 12 touchdowns and three interceptions for a 94.6 rating. WR Jeremy Maclin has excelled in his first season in Kansas City, posting 772 yards on 57 receptions (13.5 avg.) with three touchdowns. TE Travis Kelce is another dangerous weapon and leads the team with four receiving touchdowns on 54 receptions with 689 yards (12.8 avg.). RB Spencer Ware stepped into the lead running back role last week, earning his first career start and gaining 114 yards on 19 attempts (6.0 avg.) with one touchdown. The team's current rushing leader is RB Charcandrick West with 98 attempts for 373 yards (3.8 avg.) and three touchdowns.
Defense: The Chiefs have been fielding a top-10 defense so far this season, as the unit has allowed only 335.4 yards per game. Kansas City has limited opponents to under 100 yards rushing per game (95.9) and 239.5 passing yards per outing. The team has produced 14 interceptions and recovered six fumbles for 20 total takeaways, and rookie CB Marcus Peters has accounted for a team-leading four of those picks with one return for a touchdown. LB Justin Houston leads the team with 7.5 sacks, and LB Tamba Hali has 6.5 sacks on the year. LB Derrick Johnson leads the team with 68 tackles (56 solo), according to NFL GSIS.
INDIVIDUAL STATS VS. CHIEFS**
QB Derek Carr
Career Totals: 45-of-91 passing (49.5 percent) for 396 yards and two touchdowns for a passer rating of 68.8 in two career games (1-1).
• On Nov. 20, 2014, Carr earned his first career win when he orchestrated a game-winning drive and fourth-quarter comeback to defeat the Chiefs in the rain on Thursday Night Football. Carr finished that game with 174 yards on 18-of-35 passing and one touchdown, a 9-yard game-winner.
K Sebastian Janikowski
Career Totals: 55-of-64 (85.9 percent) on field goals with four game-winners and 50-for-50 on extra points for 215 total points in 28 career games (13-15).
• On Dec. 16, 2012, accounted for all 15 of the Raiders' points in the 15-0 shutout win, connecting on 5-of-6 attempts, including 2-of-3 from 50-plus yards.
RB Latavius Murray
Career Totals: 16 attempts for 171 yards (10.7 avg.) with two touchdowns and two receptions for 17 yards (8.5 avg.) in two career games (1-1).
• On Nov. 20, 2014, became the first player in NFL history with at least 110 rushing yards on five-or-fewer carries in a game, rushing for 112 yards on four attempts with two touchdowns, including a 90-yard rush.
S Charles Woodson
Career Totals: 96 tackles (82 solo), one sack for 10 yards, six interceptions with 156 return yards and two touchdowns, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 17 passes defensed.
• On Nov. 20, 2014, became the first player since sacks became an official statistic in 1982 to record at least 50 interceptions and 20 sacks in a career when he took down Alex Smith for a 10-yard loss.