The Oakland Raiders return home after concluding a two-game road swing to meet against the divisional rival Kansas City Chiefs in Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The contest marks the first of two matchups against the AFC West foe that will take place in a span of just four weeks, as the club will conclude their 2018 campaign at Arrowhead Stadium in Week 17. The Chiefs enter the 116th regular season meeting in the all-time series having captured the most recent contest in Week 14 of 2017 by a score of 26-15, splitting the season series after the Raiders took the first matchup, 31-30, in last October's Thursday Night football thriller. Kickoff is set for 1:05 p.m. PT this Sunday.
|Date:||Sunday, December 2, 2018|
|Kickoff:||1:05 p.m. PT|
|Site:||Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (1966)|
|Regular Season:||Chiefs lead, 61-52-2|
|Postseason:||Chiefs lead, 2-1|
The Silver and Black turn their focus to the Chiefs this week after falling to the Baltimore Ravens on the East Coast by a score of 17- 34. In the contest, TE Jared Cook tied his single-season career high with his fifth receiving touchdown of the season. It marked back-to-back weeks with a score for the versatile tight end, the first time accomplishing the feat in his career. RB Doug Martin also added his first career score as a Raider, as he hopped over the pile from one yard out to secure six and the Raiders' second consecutive week with an opening drive touchdown. Martin finished the day leading the team on the ground with 51 yards on 11 attempts (4.6 avg.) and added three receptions in the passing game for 21 yards. On defense, the club recorded two interceptions in the first half for the second consecutive game, both coming from the defense's safety tandem of Marcus Gilchrist and Reggie Nelson. It was the second interception of the season for both respective players. Also on defense, LB Nicholas Morrow earned his first start of the year and recorded a 4-yard sack, the first of his career.
Here are some notable connections between the Raiders and the Chiefs:
• Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie was in the scouting department of the Green Bay Packers when Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid coached the tight ends/offensive line (1992-1996) and quarter- backs (1997-1998).
• Raiders Head Coach Jon Gruden served on the same staff as Chiefs head coach Andy Reid in Green Bay from 1992-94, serving as 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.
• Chiefs director of football administration Brandt Tilis spent three seasons as a football operations intern for the Raiders (2004-06).
• Raiders senior defensive assistant Jim O’Neil and Chiefs inside line- backers coach Mark Deleone were on the same staff at the New York Jets in 2012, serving as assistant defensive backs coach and defensive assistant, respectively. Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton served as the assistant head coach/linebackers coach on the same Jets staff.
• Chiefs offensive line coach Andy Heck and Raiders offensive coordi- nator Greg Olson were on the same staff in Jacksonville and coached Chiefs QB Chad Henne in 2012.
• Chiefs DB Ron Parker played in three games for the Raiders in 2011.
|Broadcast Information (Television)|
|Color Analyst:||Dan Fouts|
Head Coach Andy Reid is now in his sixth season in Kansas City, having made it to the playoffs four out of five seasons, while tallying 53 wins, the highest combined win total in franchise history in that time frame. The Chiefs opened this season 5-0 be- fore dropping a game to New England in Week 6. After the loss, they rolled off four more straight wins before losing 51-54 to the Rams on MNF in Week 11. Returning from the bye, the Chiefs enter Sunday’s contest 9-2 and in first place in the AFC West. The Chiefs lead the all-time regular season series 61-52-2.
The Chiefs enter Week 13 having spent the previous week on a Bye following their 51-54 defeat on Monday Night Football against the Los Angeles Rams. The Chiefs enter with a record of 9-2 and atop of the AFC West with five contests left in the 2018 regular season. Following their matchup with the Chiefs, the Silver and Black will welcome the Pittsburgh Steelers to town in Week 14 before concluding their slate with the AFC North when they travel to Cincinnati in the ensuing week. For the Chiefs, the club will return to Arrowhead to face the Ravens before taking on the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 15 on Thursday Night Football.
|Broadcast Information (Radio)|
|Raiders Radio Network|
|Color Analyst:||Lincoln Kennedy|
|Spanish Flagship:||La Z 1490-AM/107.5-FM|
|Color Analyst:||Ambrosio Rico|