Kansas City Chiefs: Analyzing the remaining schedule

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Dec 6, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) is sacked by Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Daniel Sorensen (49) during an NFL football game at O.co Coliseum. The Chiefs defeated the Raiders 34-20. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

When: January 2

Where: Arrowhead Stadium

Who: Oakland Raiders 5-7, (before week 13)

The last game of the 2015 season could be interesting for several reasons.One, the game is against the hated rival the Oakland Raiders, and two, depending on the playoff picture, the Chiefs may or may not use starters during the game.

The Raiders have made the turn in terms of being a good team. Their biggest flaw this season is the fact they have the worst trouble closing games in the fourth quarter. For instance the game last week against the Chiefs could have gone either way; but quarterback Derek Carr throwing 3 interceptions in the fourth quarter, including a pick-six to former Raider Tyvon Branch, was the nail in the coffin.

The Raiders defense also has struggled this season ranking in the bottom half in terms of, points per game (26.2 27th), yards per game (377.8 25th), and passing yards per game (271.1 28th). Their offense has been good at times, and was keeping pace quite effectively against the Chiefs. Carr has shown he can take this team to where they want to go, but the Raiders still are not quite there yet, but will look to keep trending up into next year.

As stated, it will depend on whether the Chiefs are locked in for a playoff spot on who plays during the game. But, that being said, head coach Andy Reid has all the faith in the world in his second string quarterback Chase Daniel, and if playing, Daniel is a good back up to let the starters rest. If the Chiefs are still in the thick of it Smith and company will look to expand on what they were able to do last time they faced Oakland.

The last game of the year for the Chiefs could not end on a better game than one against Oakland. The rivalry is getting back to the greatness it once was, especially with a better Raiders team.

Kansas City is in full control of their post season hopes, and it they are able to win out, they are surely in, but if the team starts to slip, so could their hopes of the playoffs. Either way the Chiefs should win this game against Oakland on their way to finishing a 10 game win streak.

Prediction: Kansas City 24, Oakland 17

There you have it, Addicts. Are these predictions on the money, or just a pipe dream for Kansas City? Lets us know in the comments.

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