3 Raiders Players Every Chiefs Fan Should Know

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It’s Raider week, and thanks to a 5-0 start by Andy Reid’s new-look Kansas City Chiefs, The Kingdom is jacked up. While there has been talk of the Chiefs potentially, “being 9-0 by the time they face Denver,” this is still the NFL, and in the NFL it’s imperative not to look past the next game on your schedule. The 2-3 Raiders come into town having beaten Kansas City in Arrowhead in 6 straight contests, and deserve the attention of Reid and his crew. Kansas City needs to reclaim its home-field advantage in this series, and make a statement by winning their first division game. To do this, they will have to pay attention to a few players who have been stepping up for Oakland and performing at high levels. Three of these players are DE Lamarr Houston, LB Kevin Burnett and WR Rod Streater.

Lamarr Houston

Though the “other” Houston doesn’t have 8.5 sacks on the year (he has 3), he has made himself a known commodity on this Raider defense. Houston, now in his 4th NFL season out of Texas, is on pace to have the best season of his career. Oakland’s week 5 victory over San Diego saw Houston excel in pass-rush and against the run. Houston has shown to be a solid, dependable player who the Chiefs (and Branden Albert in particular) need to keep in check.

Kevin Burnett

Burnett is on his 4th team in 8 years, but this journeyman can play. Oakland’s starting weak-side linebacker has surpassed the 100-tackle mark in each of his last two seasons (with Miami), and totaled 95 tackles with San Diego in 2010 (to go with 2 INT and 6 sacks). Last week against San Diego, Burnett recorded 12 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble. Burnett does have a streakiness to him, as he tends to follow great games with mediocre ones, but it will be important for Smith and the offense to know where No. 94 is at all times this Sunday.

Rod Streater

Streater signed with Oakland in 2012 as an undrafted free agent and in that time, he has earned the starting job opposite Denarius Moore, and blossomed into a solid young player. On pace for 51 receptions, 729 yards and 3 TDs, Streater is no Calvin Johnson, but he’s extremely consistent and can certainly help Oakland move the chains. He’ll deserve any attention he gets against from Chief defense this week.

None of these players are true stars in the game today, and I’d venture to say that none of them will be pro-bowlers in 2013. They are, however, the “lunch pail” type of guys that every team needs, and will do everything within their power to bring the Chiefs down to earth.

What do you think, Addicts? Who else should the Chiefs keep an eye on this Sunday?

Topics: Alex Smith, Andy Reid, Branden Albert, Kansas City Chiefs

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  • Chris Foosman

    The key to this game is going to be containing the quarterback. If he gets outside the pocket he can make plays. Keep him in the pocket where his Tebow like accuracy can be exploited.

    • tm1946

      Make him beat us with the pass, not his feet. If he can, tip your hat to him and hope our offense finds the end zone more often.

    • Pridenpoise

      I would check his numbers before I started throwing around Tebow comparisons. U Fool

      • Chris Foosman

        They’re both so awful I can’t even tell which one is the boyfriend you’re standing up for.

        • Pridenpoise

          Usually the person that brings up gay tendencies, are the ones that secretly have them, and being from KC you’re either a queer or a steer and I don’t see any horns on you.

          • Chris Foosman

            Usually the person with subject verb disagreement is a gay dope.

          • Pridenpoise

            Couldn’t hear you,get that cock out of your moutH,KC faggot.

          • Chris Foosman

            Wow, talk about projecting. Now you’re picturing me in one of your fantasies. Go back to molesting Al Davis’ corpse while the grownups talk son.

          • Pridenpoise

            There you go again with your gay tendencies, if you’re the grown up in this group, that’s a sad reflection KC fans. I’m not your son but I bet that’s what you call the little boys right before you lure them into your van. Diddler

          • Ricardo Montalban

            Don’t disrespect Big Al, who do you have in your franchise history who was more important than Big Al??? Respect the Nation and accept the loss ft that’s coming…Go Raiders!!!!

          • Chris Foosman

            WOW. What’s the name of the trophy the AFC Champ gets? Anyone? Anyone? Yes, gay Raider fan fondling the life size doll of what appears to be the Cryptkeeper or possibly a post menopausal Las Vegas showgirl? Do you have the answer son? We grownups are busy, hurry up and answer.

          • Ricardo Montalban

            We have more superbowl victories…that’s what i do know Mr Foosman…

          • Chris Foosman

            Not the answer to the question I asked. Now run along and play in the street with your friends.

          • Ricardo Montalban

            Mr foosman…

          • Ricardo Montalban

            Take that Mr Foosman…..

          • Chris Foosman

            Wow, he stayed in the pocket, and looked GREAT when he threw that rainbow for a pick.

          • Ricardo Montalban

            Good game Mr Foosman, you guys looked good….Go Raiders!!!

  • berttheclock

    Looks as though Oakland didn’t miss a beat. Wheeler goes to the Ireland led Dolphins in order to make the ‘Fins a couple of years younger at LB and Burnett ends up getting more money to play for the Raiders. Wheeler has 35 tackles for the Dolphins and Burnett has 38 for the Raiders.

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