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Silver Minings: Chiefs will play Raiders on short week

First-place Kansas City plays New England on Monday night

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Kansas City Chiefs v Baltimore Ravens
Patrick Mahomes
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Currently in first place in the AFC West, the Kansas City Chiefs are dealing with a schedule change because of the NFL’s coronavirus guidelines and will host the New England Patriots on Monday night.

The game was supposed to be held Sunday in Kansas City. Both teams had recent positive tests, and the Patriots will be without starting quarterback Cam Newton, who tested positive.

The schedule move affects the Raiders because the Chiefs will be on short rest when they host the Raiders in Week 5. The Chiefs then turn around and play on Thursday night in Week 6 at the Buffalo Bills. That’s three big AFC games in 10 days for the 3-0 Chiefs. If the 2-2 Raiders can pull off a win next week they could be in good shape in the division.

In other Raiders’ links:

  • Herbert looks good in loss: Rookie Chargers’ quarterback Justin Herbert had a good game against Tampa Bay, but the Chargers fell to 1-3 and are tied with Denver for lost place in the AFC West.
  • More trouble for Robbins: Former Raiders center Barrett Robbins is in trouble again following an arrest in Florida.
  • Maxx Crosby tweets mind: Raiders’ defensive end Maxx Crosby had a message for fans after Sunday’s loss.
  • Good weather awaits in KC: The Raiders usually play in poor weather in Kansas City, but it’s supposed to be nice next Sunday.
  • A review of Buffalo game: Here is what The Athletic thinks about the Raiders’ loss Sunday.