The Raiders are on the field ready to face the Chiefs at 10am Pacific (1:00pm Eastern). The playoffs are approaching with just three games left and the Chiefs want in. They've lost three straight dating back to when the Raiders took them out in Oakland. That makes today an absolute must-win game for the Chiefs.
It's not near as vital for the Raiders. They would like to win but nothing is on the line if they don't. They came out last week and beat the 49ers. Tony Sparano told his players to go out and have fun. Not an easy thing considered they were coming off the shame of a 52-0 loss to the Rams.
That face plant in St Louis was how they followed up their first win of the season. Now they are back in Missouri following a win trying to guard against another letdown.
The Chiefs are favored by 11 points, which seems like a lot, all things considered. If I were a betting man, I would have plopped down some money on the Raiders covering the spread here.
Raiders Inactives: QB Matt McGloin, WR Denarius Moore, LB Sio Moore, G Tony Bergstrom, T Menelik Watson, TE Brian Leonhardt, DT Stacy McGee