Dec 15, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) stands on the field during a break in the action against the Oakland Raiders in the second quarter at O.co Coliseum. The Chiefs defeated the Raiders 56-31. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
4. Who are three guys the Chiefs should be afraid of that are not named Carr, Kahlil Mack, or Charles Woodson?
1) Sio Moore: Moore is likely the Raiders best defensive player not named Khalil Mack and was their best rookie in 2013 as a third round pick out of UCONN. Moore is a copy of Mack in that he can produce pressure on the quarterback while being able to make plenty of tackles at the line of scrimmage. Along with Mack it appears the future is set at the outside linebacker position in Oakland, watch Moore tonight when the Chiefs are on offense as he can be extremely disruptive at the line of scrimmage.
2) DJ Hayden: Hayden has been playing great football since returning from an early season injury, disrupting Russell Wilson, Peyton Manning, and Philip Rivers in his returns to show that he has promise as a 2013 first round pick of the Raiders. One of the fastest players in the 2013 draft, Hayden has high end closing speed and big play ability at the cornerback position. If he matches up with Dwayne Bowe it will certainly be one of the matchups to watch tonight.
3) Mychal Rivera: Another 2013 draft pick, the Raiders tight end is underrated and is becoming one of Derek Carr’s choice targets on offense. With two touchdowns against the Seahawks as well as one of the rare big plays against the Chargers the Chiefs defense will have to account for Rivera all night as a player who can step up and make a big catch when targeted by Carr. If the Raiders want to win this football game they will need to make sure that their young tight end gets plenty of targets.