Chiefs vs. Raiders – Storylines for each team
By David Thomas
The Chiefs aren’t winning pretty behind their defense and special teams, but it’s certainly fun to watch. The Raiders are winning with big offense behind an MVP candidate in Derek Carr. Both are coming into this game trying to make a statement. The Chiefs are fighting for the AFC crown and a chance at the #2 seed in the playoffs. The Raiders are looking to keep their crown and have a chance at the #1 seed in the playoffs.
Justin Houston, Eric Berry, Marcus Peters, Spencer Ware, and Alex Smith have all fought hard to get the Chiefs where they are right now. The Raiders have Kalil Mack, Amari Cooper, Latavius Murray, Sean Smith, and of course Derek Carr who have lead the team to an AFC West tie at 10-2.
If the Raiders want to beat the Chiefs they’ll need to do what the Chiefs do best. The Raiders will need to force turnovers and make plays on special teams. If the Chiefs want to beat the Raiders they’ll have to force Carr into tough situations, and keep doing what they’ve been doing. The Chiefs will need to force turnovers and make plays on defense and special teams.