Kansas City Chiefs: Beating down Oakland

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Nov 29, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Spencer Ware (32) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

3. Put the hammer down early in the game.

For the Chiefs, the biggest reason for their current win streak has been the fact that both the offense and defense have not let up.

For the defense, the Chiefs have been holding teams to an average of only 20 points per game. They have been excellent at defending the pass, holding teams to only 239.5 yards per game. They have also been causing turnovers, and currently sit only behind the undefeated Carolina Panthers in turnover differential at plus 12 for the year according to ESPN.

The Chiefs may, however, be without the services the the 2014 NFL sack leader in Justin Houston, who left the Buffalo game early with a knee injury. Even with his absence, fellow pass rusher Tamba Hali, has found a second wind and has been a force for opposing offensive lines, most recently sacking and stripping the ball from Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor.

The Chiefs have the defense to stop the Raiders, and their offense has been consistently been points on the scoreboard. Yes, once they get down into the red-zone they have having trouble closing and scoring field goals, rather than touchdowns. Right now, according to teamrankings.com, the Chiefs are only scoring touchdowns on 51 percent of the time in 2015. This number is only good for ranking 21st in the league. While the Raiders are converting red zone possessions to touchdowns 61 percent of the time.

The Chiefs have made a complete turnaround of their season. To start 1-5 and now be over .500 and a potential playoff team is no small feat. If the team wants to really drive home their chances of making it back to the post season, they will need to build on what they have accomplished so far, and taking down Oakland will only help fuel the playoff hopes of the Kansas City Chiefs.

There you have it, Addicts. Do you agree with the three points? What are some of our keys to beating Oakland? Sound off in the comments below.

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Go Chiefs!