The Oakland Raiders have given Amari Cooper a “good chance” of playing today against the Kansas City Chiefs despite a sore ankle.
Even a limited Amari Cooper is something for the Kansas City Chiefs to fear given the way he looked in the very first match-up between both teams in Week 7.
The Oakland Raiders wide receiver is officially listed as questionable as the two teams prepare for their second match-up of the year.
Earlier this week, Cooper was dealing with two specific issues, a sore ankle and a potential concussion as he entered the league’s concussion protocol. Together it was believed that Cooper might have to sit out.
The Chiefs were likely hoping that Cooper would not play given the way he looked against them earlier this year. Cooper put up 2 touchdowns on an incredible 210 yards receiving in that game. In a very disappointing season overall for Cooper, it was 43 percent of his total yardage on the entire year. In fact, Cooper hasn’t even come close to breaking the 100-yard mark in any game before or after playing the Chiefs, a major letdown for the former first round pick.
But Cooper isn’t the only player the Chiefs now have to worry about. Marshawn Lynch, the team’s primary running threat, has found his mojo after stalling here and there at the beginning of the year. He has four touchdowns in his last four games, and he finally broke the 100-yard mark for the first time just last week on 17 carries.
The Raiders are going to be hard for the Chiefs defense to stop, but especially that much more if Cooper plays. The gametime decision will be an interesting one to watch for.