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“I just know this is going to be a real fight on my hands, our hands, especially inside,” Asamoah said this week. “Those two guys inside (defensive tackles Richard Seymour and Tommy Kelly) are some of the best we’ve played this year.

“They’re coming. You know what they’re bringing, too. It’s going to be an all-day thing.”

Darren McFadden currently leads the NFL in rushing and is averaging 6.4 yards per carry at home. In addition, Oakland’s four victories have been defined by the run with the Raiders averaging over 30 rushes per contest for more than 167.0 yards.

“It doesn’t matter,” DE Wallace Gilberry said of the Raiders quarterback situation. “When you’re running like that, it makes the job easy with a guy like McFadden in the backfield. It’s going to be a challenge, but we’re definitely up for it.”

“When I say somebody’s ready to go, he’s ready to go,” Haley said. “But at the same time as the head coach you’ve got to make the right decision for the team, and for the Indy game that was the right decision because we won the game. But there’s a lot more that goes into it than Jonathan Baldwin.

“He was ready to go for the Indy game. I’m glad now he’s had a couple more weeks. At the same time, that decision will come down to game day, I believe. Not because of him really, but there are a lot of different things to think about.

As important as Sunday’s rivalry game is to the Chiefs, it seems to be just as important to the Raiders.

“It’s a big game for us,” Raiders DT Richard Seymour said. “We’re not looking past the Chiefs. It’s a big game and they always play us tough. It’s always a dogfight and we expect nothing less.”

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