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What They're Saying: Chiefs readying for 'hard-nosed' game against Raiders

Take a look at what Kansas City Chiefs' players and coaches said about the Las Vegas Raiders ahead of the Week 5 matchup.

On the Raiders as a whole:

"It's going to be a dog fight. They've got a great football team. They don't have the best record, but every game, they've been in the game or been leading the game at certain points." – Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes

"They've got an explosive offense. They've got a lot of weapons." – Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo

On WR Davante Adams:

"That guy's a pretty good football player and he has a relationship with the quarterback that goes back further than the National Football League, all the way to college." – Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid

"Definitely a game-wrecker type of player. Need to know where he is at all times." – Chiefs S Justin Reid

On DE Maxx Crosby, DE Chandler Jones and S Johnathan Abram:

"Those guys have the right temperament and right attitude. Those guys bring some energy, and they bring some juice. That's not disrespecting the other eight starters. I just know when those guys are going, that whole entire defense and that whole entire team are going." – Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy

On the history between the Raiders and Chiefs:

"You know it's going to be a battle every single time. It's going to be both teams trying to play their best football. It's a true rivalry. Doesn't matter what the records are, you're going to go out there and play." – Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes

"It's one of those rivalry games that's been around before I even got here. … I know it's going to be a hard game, a hard challenge no matter how good each team is. It's one of those games you've got to be prepared for." – Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman

"I expect it to be a hard-nosed game. Both sides coming with a lot of fire and energy, and it'll be competitive." – Chiefs S Justin Reid

On TE Darren Waller:

"He is all the attributes of a tight end that any team in the league would love to have. Athletic. Really plays more like a wide receiver. Can make all the catches, runs vertical routes, runs short routes. They feature him in the red zone and in their short yardage. He's a go-to target for Derek Carr." – Chiefs S Justin Reid

On Head Coach Josh McDaniels:

"He's a phenomenal football mind, sharp as a tack. He's been doing it a long time, so you have evidence of what he likes to do. Never been able to stop it, that's a challenge. He does a great job of rotating plays and players and putting people in good spots." – Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid

As the Raiders head to Kansas City for their Week 16 matchup against the Chiefs, view photos from their past matchups.

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