The Oakland Raiders head to Arrowhead Stadium to finish up the 2018 campaign this weekend against the Kansas City Chiefs. The two teams take the field as opponents for the 117th time in the all-time regular season series, with the Chiefs holding a 62-52-2 lead and currently owning a two-game win streak. In their first matchup of 2018 in Week 13, the Chiefs edged out the Raiders in Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum by a score of 40-33. A kickoff now set for 1:25 p.m. PT on CBS, this year's season finale will mark the club's fifth consecutive year concluding the campaign on the road.
|Date:||Sunday, December 30, 2018|
|Kickoff:||1:25 p.m. PT|
|Site:||Arrowhead Stadium (1972)|
|Regular Season:||Chiefs lead, 62-52-2|
|Postseason:||Chiefs lead, 2-1|
The Raiders closed out their 2018 home slate with a decisive 27- 14 victory over their division rival Denver Broncos in Week 16. In the victory, QB Derek Carr extended his club-record streak of pass attempts without an interception to 325, a mark that also leads the NFL. RB Doug Martin carried the ball 21 times and crossed the century mark for the first time on the year, totaling 107 yards (5.1 avg.) and adding his team-leading fourth rushing score. RB Jalen Richard also pitched in, hauling in four passes for 40 yards while also finding the end zone for the first time this season on a 3-yard rush. On the defensive side of the ball, both S Marcus Gilchrist and Erik Harris tallied interceptions. For Gilchrist, it marked his team-leading third of the year, and for Harris, it was his second consecutive game tallying an interception. The special teams unit highlighted the day, with WR/KR Dwayne Harris returning a punt 99 yards in the opening frame for a score, tied for the second-longest punt return in NFL history. Harris' exceptional play earned him his second AFC Special Teams Player of the Week Award in 2018. K Daniel Carlson added two field goals from 43 and 45 yards out. Since Week 10, Carlson has made all 14 field goal attempts, tied for third-most in the NFL during that span.
|Broadcast Information (Television)|
|Color Analyst:||Trent Green & Bruce Arians|
Here are some notable connections between the AFC West rivals:
• 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 Head Coach Jon Gruden and Chiefs defensive backs coach Emmitt Thomas were on the same Philadelphia Eagles staff from 1995-97, serving as offensive coordinator and defensive coordinator, respectively.
• Raiders senior defensive assistant Jim O’Neil coached on the same staff as Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton from 2010-12, serving as assistant defensive backs coach and assistant head coach/ linebackers, respectively.
• Raiders defensive line Coach Mike Trgovac served on Green Bay’s coaching staff while Chiefs secondary/cornerbacks coach Al Harris played cornerback for the Packers in 2009.
• Chiefs CB Orlando Scandrick (2008-17) and LB Anthony Hitchens (2014-17) played with Raiders WR/RS Dwayne Harris (2011-14), LB Kyle Wilber (2012-17) and RB Keith Smith (2014-17) for the Dallas Cowboys.
• Chiefs assistant special teams coach Rod Wilson and Raiders assis- tant special teams coach Byron Storer played together on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2009.
|Broadcast Information (Radio)|
|Raiders Radio Network|
|Color Analyst:||Lincoln Kennedy|
|Spanish Flagship:||La Z 1490-AM/107.5-FM|
|Color Analyst:||Ambrosio Rico|
Here are some things to watch for this Sunday in Kansas City:
• Head Coach Jon Gruden recording his 100th career victory as a head coach.
• Oakland’s offense surpassing 400 total net yards for the fourth time this season and for the second consecutive week. The Raiders accomplished the feat in Week 3 with 434 yards, Week 4 with 565 yards and Week 13 with 442 yards.
• Oakland’s defense holding their opposing quarterbacks to less than 300 passing yards for the 10th consecutive week. The Raiders have only allowed one quarterback to surpass 300-plus passing yards this season (Week 5 at Los Angeles Chargers, 339).
• QB Derek Carr recording his 24th career game with a passer rating of at least 100 points, which would give him sole pos- session of third-most in franchise history.
The Chiefs return home following a Sunday Night Football defeat in Week 16 against the Seattle Seahawks. The Chiefs, now 11-4, need a victory in order to clinch the AFC West title and home field advantage throughout the playoffs, while the Raiders look to play spoiler and snap a five-game losing streak at Arrowhead Stadium this Sunday to conclude their season.