Chiefs vs. Raiders: Biggest Story Lines Heading Into Rivalry Game

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For Kansas City Chiefs fans everywhere, Raiders week may be the most important week of the season. It has been said, many a time, that if the Chiefs don’t beat anyone during the regular season, but they beat the Oakland Raiders it was a good season. 2013 has seen major change for both the clubs; and as they head into a week six game at Arrowhead there are some important headlines you should know about Chiefs vs Raiders 2013.

1. The Chiefs are one of three unbeaten teams in the NFL

The last time the Chiefs were 5-0 was 2003 and that year they went on to a 13-3 record. The Chiefs are effective on both sides of the ball. They are able to move the ball down field, which results in more time off the clock for the other team. The defense has been playing with a passion this year. They lead the NFL in sacks, tied for fourth in interceptions, and are plus ten in the turnover differential, which also leads the NFL. The game this Sunday with the Chiefs Nations cheering them, on look for the Chiefs to do much of the same.They will score points while the defense makes things tough for the Raiders, and it should make for a good game.

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2. Raiders have won 6 straight times at Arrowhead.

The statistic that Chief fans hate the most is how many times the Raiders have beat the Chiefs on their home field. The last time the Chiefs beat the Raiders was on Novemeber 19th 2006, with a score of 17-13. The Raiders themselves have been rebuilding and have already beat rival AFC West San Diego. Terrelle Pryor has been decent for the Raiders and they have shown that you cannot count them out just yet. While they have been good, the Chiefs and their stellar defense have held opponents to only 11.6 points a game and are the favorite coming into the game. These are all good reasons to think the Chiefs will finally be able to beat the Raiders at home, but the Chiefs know not to count out the silver and black.

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3. Justin Houston cleared for practice but not for game…yet.

Justin Houston has been held out of practice Wednesday, was limited on Thursday, but good news he was cleared and practice fully today. While he is listed as probable for the game Sunday, there is a good chance he will play in a crucial game against Oakland. Houston’s back up will be Frank Zombo, sweet name, he is no stranger to playing on high caliber defenses as he was on the Packers when they won the Super Bowl. It also helps that if Houston cannot play, Tamba Hali is still on the other side and will make things difficult for the offensive line.


4. Arrowhead is going to try to break the Guinness world record for loudest crowd roar in an outdoor sports stadium.

The record is currently held by the 11th man, Seattle Seahawks, as they set the record early this year. For any fan who has has the privilege of attending a game they know how loud it can get in the Red Sea. You put that with a fan base that is excited for this year, plus it’s the hated Raiders, it is going to be loud. They Chiefs Nations have a legitimate chance of breaking this record and will try to do so this coming Sunday.

Sound off Addicts, do you think the Chiefs will finall beat the Raiders at home? Comment Below. Go Chiefs!

Topics: Justin Houston, Kansas City Chiefs, Tamba Hali

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  • Lewis Rigor

    OH HELL YES!!!!!! Chiefs will win and I wish I could find the picture of Alex Smith trucking a Raider which shows how much he cares for the silver and blah

  • Tom Sparks

    Most definitely! It’s time to turn the tables on them, like Marty did during his coaching years here! He hated the Raiders & it showed, as we dominated them at home & away, when he coached here. Andy Reid will have the Chiefs ready!

  • KCMikeG

    Didn’t you mean 12th man??

  • berttheclock

    “11th man” – Do you mean Golden Tate was really that loud?

  • huffnstuff

    Well see how this plays out. Chumps are decent this year but you have played the easiest part of the schedule first. We are no real threat but always play the chumps tough. And come on you really think you have a chance to beat the broncos?? Get real!!

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