It's week 6 and the Raiders are in Kansas City for their third division rival game of the season. In this article you will find everything you need to know about today's game:
Where: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City MO
When: 10:00am Pacific Time
Online: NFL Game Rewind after 9:00pm Pacific Time
Let's get caught up on things from last week:
The Raiders stunned the visiting Chargers with a 27-17 victory. It featured the Raiders' first interception following by a touchdown pass on the Raiders' first play from scrimmage. In total, the Raiders had five turnovers, one was a forced fumble returned for a touchdown.
Terrelle Pryor had an impressive performance in this game. His play of late has garnered some positive mention around the league including that of Raider legend, Tim Brown, who recalls not long ago Pryor having "no NFL quarterback skills at all" and being "shocked" by Pryor's improved play.
See all the best performances as well as the worst in the week 5 Ballers & Busters
One of the interceptions in the game as well as the fumble recovery that was returned for a score was by Charles Woodson. It tied him for the NFL record for defensive touchdowns (13). The game earned him AFC Defensive Player of the Week.
The team activated wide receiver Andre Holmes from the suspended list and to make room on the roster they cut quarterback Matt Flynn. They worked out several quarterbacks early in the week but have yet to sign anyone or activate Tyler Wilson from the practice squad.
It's Chiefs rivalry week. The Chiefs and their fans mark it on their calendars because of the immense hatred they have for the Raiders. No extra motivation may be needed but just in case, the Raiders coaching staff has laid down a challenge to the wide receivers and defensive backs to "fight" at the line of scrimmage.
The Raiders have really enjoyed heading to Kansas City of late. They have won the last six meetings at Arrowhead. Fun fact: JaMarcus Russell was undefeated in two trips to Arrowhead. Then again, he was also undefeated at Mile High. In fact, of Russell's five career road wins, four of them came at Arrowhead and Mile High. Anyway, what was I saying? Oh yeah...
The Raiders signed a new defensive tackle this week. He is Daniel Muir formerly of the Packers (of course) and Jets. They now have five defensive tackles on the roster. Hopefully we will figure out the method to that madness soon. I would suspect Stacy McGee will be inactive this week so look out for that.
Darren McFadden and Tony Pashos both returned to practiced this week. McFadden and Rashad Jennings practiced all week and look to be a go for Sunday which would give the Raiders their full stable of backs.
Those who did not practice this week include Stefen Wisniewski with a sprained knee, Menelik Watson who re-injured his calf, and Tyvon Branch who is recovered from a reported broken fibula. Kaluka Maiava didn't practice Friday with a hamstring injury he suffered in practice and his status is uncertain.
The Chiefs will be without tight end Anthony Fasano and they could be without Brandon Flowers who hurt his knee in practice this week. Justin Houston (concussion) and Jamaal Charles (toes) were out of Wednesday's practice but both returned and are expected to play.
Get the inside scoop on the Chiefs from someone who covers them every day with my Five Good Questions.
Also get some fantastic analysis (with pictures!) on what the Raiders can expect when attacking the Chiefs' defensive line and linebackers.