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Sunday Broadcast Information (All times Eastern)

NFC – Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans, 3:05 p.m. on FOX: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (Field reporter), Chris Myers (Field reporter); WESTWOOD ONE: Kevin Harlan, Kurt Warner, Ed Werder; SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (Los Angeles Rams), 82 (New Orleans); XM: 88 (WW1), 83 (Los Angeles Rams), 82 (New Orleans)

AFC – New England at Kansas City, 6:40 p.m. on CBS: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson, Jay Feely, Gene Steratore; WESTWOOD ONE: Kevin Kugler, Tony Boselli, Ross Tucker; SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 82 (New England ), 83 (Kansas City); XM: 88 (WW1), 226 (New England ), 225 (Kansas City)

Sunday Officials
NFC – Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans, 3:05 p.m.: Bill Vinovich
AFC – New England at Kansas City, 6:40 p.m.: Clete Blakeman

Sunday’s Odds (Home teams listed in CAPS)

Sunday’s Games
Favorite         Spread   Underdog                 O/U
NEW ORLEANS      – 3 1/2  Los Angeles Rams         57 1/2
KANSAS CITY      – 3      New England              56
Sunday’s Injury Report

NFC – Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans, 3:05 p.m.

Los Angeles Rams – Los Angeles Rams report no injuries

New Orleans
OUT: WR Keith Kirkwood (Calf)
QUESTIONABLE: TE Ben Watson (Illness)

AFC – New England at Kansas City, 6:40 p.m.

New England – New England reports no injuries
OUT: LB Dorian O’Daniel (Ankle)

Sunday Weather
NFC – Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans, 3:05 p.m.: Game indoors
AFC – New England at Kansas City, 6:40 p.m.: Cloudy and 26 degrees

Broadcast Information and Injury Report courtesy the National Football League, odds courtesy Don Best, weather information courtesy The Weather Channel. (Note: Weather information is based on kickoff local time)

Jacksonville (4-8) at Tennessee (6-6), 8:20 p.m. on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon. In the next to last Thursday night game of the 2018 NFL season, a pair of AFC South rivals, both chasing Houston for the top spot in the division, meet in the Music City in a rematch from week three. Jacksonville and Tennessee both picked up huge home wins in last week’s action.

While Jacksonville was without RB Leonard Fournette, who sat out his one-game suspension for a fight in Buffalo, they got a pair of Josh Lambo field goals to shutout Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts 6-0 at TIAA Bank Field last Sunday. After a scoreless first quarter, Lambo’s 30-yard field goal would give the Jaguars a 3-0 lead with 2:03 left before the half to open the scoring in the contest. Jacksonville would then take that lead with them to the break and the contest stayed that way through the third quarter. Lambo would then connect again, this time from 37 yards out for the 6-0 lead. Jacksonville then proceeded to end a Colts threat that would have given Luck the lead late in the contest, as the Jaguars would wind up breaking their seven-game losing streak in the process.

Neither club broke the 100-yard rushing barrier but Jacksonville did win that battle, outrushing the Colts 79-41. Luck did manage to throw for 248 yards but threw an interception, while Cody Kessler threw for 150 yards and no interceptions (both Keesler and Luck were sacked three times).

Tennessee also picked up a close home winning, slipping by the New York Jets 26-22 at Nissan Stadium. Marcus Mariota and the Titans trailed 16-6 at the half, then rallied in the final 30 minutes of action, outscoring GangGreen 20-6, chipping away at the New York lead with a pair of Ryan Succop field goals, then taking the lead for keeps with 36 seconds left when WR Corey Davis caught an 11-yard TD pass from Mariota for their first lead of the day. Tennessee then held off a late J-E-T-S! JETS! JETS! JETS! rall to take the win in the late afternoon contest. GangGreen outrushed the Titans 156-130 with Jets RB Isaiah Crowell leading the way with 98 yards. Mariota threw for 282 yards and a pair of TDs (including the game-winner), while Josh McCown threw for 128 yards (McCown was sacked twice, Mariota sacked three times; both men threw an interception) for New York. The Titans were a somewhat dismal 1 for 11 on third down and kept the ball for 26:38, while the J-E-T-S! JETS! JETS! JETS! actually ruled the clock, keeping the ball for 33:22, going 3 for 14 on third down conversions.

They met in the Sunshine State in week three and the Titans were 9-6 winners in that contest. Jacksonville saw their hopes of an unbeaten season come to an end at TIAA Bank Field. Going into the intermission tied at 3-3, thanks to field goals from Jacksonville’s Josh Lambo and Tennessee’s Ryan Succop. The two men would late exchange field goal to tie things back up at 6-6 before Succop would give the Titans the lead back for good with a 28-yard field goal with 4:09 left in regulation. Tennessee outrushed Jacksonville 150-87 and Marcus Mariota threw for 100 yards in the win, while Jacksonville’s Blake Bortles threw for 155 yards with three sacks (Mariota was sacked once and neither man threw an interception). Jacksonville was 5 of 14 on third down tries (they were 0 for 1 on fourth down) and kept the ball for 27:13, while the Titens ruled the clock and kept the ball for 32:47, going 5 of 15 on third down tries.

Although Jacksonville was a 9-point favorite in the week three contest in the Sunshine State, the Titans took the win and won by 3, which meant that the spread was not covered and the 40 over/under was safe and sound as the two teams combined for a mere 15 points. The Titans are favored by 4 in on Thursday night and the over/under’s 37 1/2. Tennessee’s fighting for a playoff spot, while the Jaguars would like nothing more than getting revenge on their AFC South foes and spoiling their party in the process. Jaguars cover in the Music City and crash Tennessee’s party on Thursday night.

Broadcast Information – 8:20 p.m. on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (Field reporter), Kristina Pink (Field reporter); NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Mike Mayock | SIRIUS: 81 (Jacksonville), 83 (Tennessee); XM: 226 (Jacksonville), 225 (Tennessee)

Referee: John Parry

Injury Report

Jacksonville
OUT: WR Darrell Chark (Quadricep), DT Abry Jones (Shin)
QUESTIONABLE: S Cody Davis (Hamstring), G Josh Walker (Foot)

Tennessee
OUT: S Dane Cruikshank (Knee), RB David Fluellen (Knee)
QUESTIONABLE: LB Derrick Morgan (Knee), WR Darrius Jennings (Knee)

Weather: Overcast and 42 degrees.

Broadcast Information and Injury Report courtesy the National Football League, odds courtesy Don Best, weather information courtesy The Weather Channel. (Note: Weather information is based on kickoff local time)

 

Oakland (1-6) at San Francisco (1-7), 8:20 p.m. on FOX and NFL Network. A pair of struggling Bay Area neighbors meet Thursday evening in Santa Clara as San Francisco, in last place in the NFC West, host struggling Oakland, last in the AFC West to open play in week nine. Both teams enter Thursday night’s prime time contest with losses under their belts.

Oakland and David Carr lost their third game in a row after Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts left the Oakland Coliseum with a 42-28 win. The Silver and Black led 14-13 at the intermission after Colts K Adam Vinatieri made it a one-point contest with 26 seconds left, then watched the Colts outpace them 29-14 in the final 30 minutes of action. The Colts outrushed Oakland 222-103, with RB Marlon Mack leading the way with 132 yards and a pair of rushing TDs, while Raiders RB Doug Martin rushed for 72 yards in the contest. Passing-wise, Luck threw for 239, while Carr tallied 244 (each man threw three TDs without a sack or interception). The Raiders were 4 of 8 on third down, 1 of 2 on fourth down and kept the ball for 23:30, while the Colts had time on their side (apologies to Mick Jagger fans!) and held on to the ball for 36:30, going 9 for 13 on third down conversions.

The 49ers saw a 12-3 lead at the end of the third quarter escape from them as Arizona would score 15 fourth quarter points unchallenged to take an 18-15 win in Glendale last Sunday. San Francisco led the Desert Angry Birds by a baseball-like score of 5-3 at the break, then scored their lone TD of the contest when WR Marquise Goodwin and QB C.J. Beatherd connected on a 55-yard TD toss late in the third quarter. After the 49ers added a Robbie Gould field goal, Arizona then went to work in the final 15 minutes of action, with Josh Rosen connecting on TD passes to WR Larry Fitzgerald and WR Christian Kirk to give Arizona the lead for keeps. Arizona then held off a late 49er rally to come away with the win, while giving San Francisco their fifth loss in a row. While the 49ers did outrush Arizona 107-88, Rosen outpaced Beatherd, throwing for 252 yards with three sacks and an interception to go with the two TDs (Beatherd threw for 190 yards with four sacks and no interceptions). Third down tries? San Francisco was 5 of 15, Arizona was 6 of 14 at State Farm Stadium Sunday afternoon and the 49ers ruled the clock, keeping the ball for 32:19 to Arizona’s 27:41.

Oakland leads the series 7-6, while San Francisco has outscored the Silver and Black 291-240 (which includes contests that took place at Keezar Stadium, Candlestick Park and in Los Angeles). Oakland won the last meeting with San Francisco, taking a 24-13 win at home in 2014, while San Francisco’s last win in the series came in 2010 at Candlestick by a final of 17-9.

San Francisco’s favored by 3 and the over/under’s 46 1/2. These are two really bad teams and we wouldn’t blame you one bit if you watched “Young Sheldon” or “Greys Anatomy” instead of this contest. Pickiing a winner is like chugging castor oil. It’s not pleasant but it’s got to be done. san Francisco takes this one and covers the 3.

Broadcast Information – 8:20 p.m. on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon Prime: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (Field reporter), Kristina Pink (Field reporter); NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Tom McCarthy, Mike Holmgren; SIRIUS: 81 (Oakland), 83 (San Francisco); XM: 226 (Oakland), 225 (San Francisco)

Referee: Carl Cheffers

Injury Report

Oakland
OUT: T Trevor Clemmings (Knee)
QUESTIONABLE: CB Gareon Conley (Foot), G Kelechi Osemele (Knee), CB Daryl Worley (Shoulder)

San Francisco
OUT: S Antone Exum (Concussion), LB Reuben Foster (Hamstring), S Jaquiski Tartt (Shoulder)
QUESTIONABLE: QB Casey Beathard (Right Wrist), RB Matthew Breida (Ankle), WR Pierre Garcon (Shoulder), RB Dominique Mostert (Ankle), C Weston Richburg (Knee), CB Richard Sherman (Calf)

Weather: Partly cloudy and 78 degrees

Broadcast Information and Injury Report courtesy the National Football League, odds courtesy Don Best, weather information courtesy The Weather Channel. (Note: Weather information is based on kickoff local time)

Miami (4-3) at Houston (4-3), 8:20 p.m. on FOX and NFL Network. A pair of 4-3 teams open week eight action in the Lone Star State as Houston hosts the Miami Dolphins at NRG Stadium. Both clubs were in the Sunshine State last week, with Houston taking a win in Jacksonville, whkle the Dolphins lost to Detroit in Miami Gardens.

The Dolphins saw Detroit take a 17-7 lead at the intermission at Hard Rock Stadium, as the Lions were 32-21 winners. Miami came to within seven with 7:06 left in the third when RB Kenyan Drake scored on a 54-yard run. Detroit then restored order when TE Michael Roberts and QB Matthew Stafford connected on a 4-yard TD toss and K Matt Prater kicked a pair of fourth quarter FGs to seal Miami’s fate. Lions rookie RB Kerryon Johnson rushed for 158 yards to lead all rushers as the Lions outrushed Miami 248-107 (Drake led Miami with 72 yards on the ground), while Stafford threw for 217 yards, while Miami’s Brock Osweiler threw for 239 yards (each man threw a pair of TDs, Osweiler was sacked four times, Stafford was sacked once). Miami went 6 of 11 on third down conversions and held on to the ball for 26:21, while the Lions held the ball for 33:39, going 2 for 8 on third down, 1 of 1 on fourth down.

Houston gave Jacksonville their second loss in a row at TIAA Stadium last Sunday, taking a 20-7 win in north Florida. The Texans and DeSean Watson took a 13-0 lead at the half, then led 20-0 late in the third before they would give up Jacksonville’s only score of the day when T.J. Yeldon and backup QB Cody Keesler connected on a 6-yard TD toss with 2:18 left in the third. Houston’s Lamar Miller ran for 100 yards with a TD to lead all rushers, as the Texans outrushed Jacksonville 141-70. Watson threw for 139 yards with a TD, while Blake Bortles threw for 61 yards before being replaced by Keesler (Keesler threw for 156 yards with the TD, four sacks and an interception). Houston was 8 of 16 on third down tries and they only needed to keep the ball for 29:35, while Jacksonville ruled the clock and held the pigskin for 30:25, going 9 of 19 on third down tries, 0 for 1 on fourth down.

Houston holds a 7-1 lead in the series and the Texans have outscored Miami 195-169. Miami’s lone win in the series came in the Sunshine State 44-26 in 2015, while the Texans won the first seven games in the series, with their last win coming in 2012 by a final of 30-10 in Houston. Houston’s favored by 7 1/2 on Thursday evening and the over/under’s 44 1/2. Both numbers are reasonable. Miami would like to right itself as they chase New England in the AFC East, while the Texans are looking to keep themselves close to Tennessee in the AFC South. Miami rights its ship in the Lone Start State and takes the win but Houston will make things closer than 7 1/2.

Broadcast Information: 8:20 p.m. on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon Prime: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (Field reporter), Kristina Pink (Field reporter); NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Rod Woodson; SIRIUS: 81 (Miami), 83 (Houston); XM: 226 (Miami), 225 (Houston)

Referee: Shawn Smith

Injury Report

Miami
OUT: DE Charles Harris (Calf), WR Kenneth Stills (Groin), QB Ryan Tannehill (Right Shoulder)
QUESTIONABLE: TE Alexander Derby (Foot), TE Michael Gesicki (Shoulder)

Houston
OUT: CB Aaron Colvin (Ankle), WR Key’vantanie Coutee (Hamstring), G Zachery Fulton (Ankle), TE Ryan Griffin (Illness), S Andre Hal (Shoulder), LB Brian Peters (Ankle), CB Shareece Wright (Shoulder)

Weather Forecast: Game indoors; if roof is open, partly cloudy and 67 degrees

Broadcast Information and Injury Report courtesy the National Football League, odds courtesy Don Best, weather information courtesy The Weather Channel. (Note: Weather information is based on kickoff local time)

Denver (2-4) at Arizona (1-5), 8:20 p.m. on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon. Week 7 kicks off on Thursday as Denver pays a visit to the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium as both teams look to rebound from Week 6 losses.

The Broncos fell to the unbeaten Los Angeles Rams 23-20 last Sunday at chilly Broncos Stadium at Mile High last Sunday. Denver trailed 13-3 at the half, then pulled themselves to within 7 with 8:54 left in the third when K Brian McManus connected on a 24yard field goal. Los Angeles would then respond with a 21-yard field goal from Chris Santos to pull themselve back to a 10-point cushion. Denver would make it a 3-point contest with 82 seconds left when WR Demaryius Thomas and QB Case Keenum connected on a 1-yard TD toss. The Rams burned Denver for 270 yards on the ground with Los Angeles RB Todd Gurley running for 208 yards and a pair of TDs (Denver rushed for 60 yards, with Keenum throwing for 322 yards and a pair of TDs, connecting with WR Emmanuel Sanders on the other toss), while Jarred Goff threw for 201 yards with five sacks and an interception (Keenum was sacked twice and threw an interception).

Denver on third down tries in the home loss went 3 of 10 (the Broncos were 0 of 1 on fourth down conversions and held the ball for 24:50, while the Rams ruled the clock and held the pigskin for 35:10, going 8 of 17 on third down, 1 of 1 on fourth down.

Arizona was taken to the woodshed by Minnesota 27-17 at US Bank Stadium last Sunday in the Twin Cities. The Desert Angry Birds trailed 13-10 at the half, then watched the Vikings pull away in the second half, outscoring Arizona 14-7 in the final 30 minutes. Minnesota outrushed Arizona 195-61, with Vikings RB Latavius runnig for 155 yards and a TD, while Kirk Cousins threw for 233 yards and a TD to wR Adam Thielen. Arizona’s Josh Rosen threw for 240 and four sacks in the loss (both Rosen and Cousins threw an interception in the contest). Arizona, who turned the ball over twice and got a fumble recovery by S Budda Baker, went 0 of 10 and 0 of 2 on third and fourth downs, keeping the ball for 25:45, while the Vikings held the ball for 34:15, gonig 5 of 14 on third down, 0 of 1 on fourth down.

Denver leads the series 8-1-1, which includes games that were played in St. Louis and at old Mile High Stadium and they have outscored the Desert Angry Birds 289-149. They last met in the Mile High City in 2014 and the Broncos were 41-20 winners, while Arizona’s last win in the series came in 2010 in Glendale by a final of 43-13. Denver’s favored by 2 1/2 on the road and the over/under’s 40 1/2. We wouldn’t blame you if you decide to watch “Big Bang Theory” or “Young Sheldon” this week. Both teams are struggling in their respective divisons and would love nothing more than to right their respective ships. Denver covers the 2 1/2 and wins in the desert.

Broadcast Information: 8:20 p.m. on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon Prime: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (Field reporter), Kristina Pink (Field reporter); NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, Tony Boselli; SIRIUS: 81 (Denver), 83 (Arizona); XM: 226 (Denver), 225 (Arizona)

Referee: Alex Kemp

Injury Report

Denver
OUT: CB Adam Jones (Thigh), G Ronald Leary (Achilles), LB Shane Ray (Ankle), S Dymonte Thomas (Chest), T Edwin Veldheer (Knee)

Arizona
OUT: S Jayestin Boston (Shoulder) G Mike Iupati (Back), G Jeremy Vujnovich (Hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE: G Justin Pugh (Hand), CB Jamar Taylor (Back)

Weather Forecast: Game indoors; if roof is open, sunny and 79 degreees

Broadcast Information and Injury Report courtesy the National Football League, odds courtesy Don Best, weather information courtesy The Weather Channel. (Note: Weather information is based on kickoff local time)

 

Saturday and Sunday Broadcast Information (All times listed are Eastern, Records are regular season)

ATLANTA (10-6) at Philadelphia (13-3), 4:35 p.m. Saturday on NBC: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter); WESTWOOD ONE: John Sadak, Tony Boselli, Ross Tucker; SIRIUS: 88 (WestWood1), 83 (Atlanta), 82 (Philadelphia); XM: 88 (WestWood1), 83 (Atlanta), 82 (Philadelphia)

Tennessee (9-7) at New England (13-3), 8:15 p.m. Saturday on CBS: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson (Field reporter), Jay Feely (Field reporter); WESTWOOD ONE: Kevin Kugler, Jason Taylor, Hub Arkush; SIRIUS: 88 (WestWood1), 83 (Tennessee), 82 (New England); XM: 88 (Westwood1), 83 (Tenneessee), 82 (New England)

Jacksonville (10-6) at Pittsburgh (13-3), 1:05 p.m. Sunday on CBS: Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Evan Washburn (Field reporter); WESTWOOD ONE: Tom McCarthy, Ross Tucker, Steve Tasker; SIRIUS: 88 (WestWood1), 83 (Jacksonville), 82 (Pittsburgh); XM: 88 (WestWood1), 83 (Jacksonville), 82 (Pittsburgh)

New Orleans (11-5) at Minnesota (13-3), 4:35 p.m. Sunday on FOX: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (Field reporter), Chris Myers (Field reporter); WESTWOOD ONE: Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, Laura Okmin; SIRIUS: 88 (WestWood1), 83 (New Orleans), 82 (Minnesota); XM: 88 (WestWood1), 83 (New Orleans), 82 (Minnesota)

Saturday and Sunday Officials
ATLANTA at Philadelphia, 4:35 p.m. Saturday: Bill Vinovich
Tennessee at New England, 8:15 p.m. Saturday: Ronald Torbert
Jacksonville at Pittsburgh, 1:05 p.m. Sunday: Brad Allen
New Orleans at Minnesota, 4:35 Sunday: Gene Steratore

Saturday and Sunday Odds (Home teams listed in CAPS)

Saturday’s Games
Favorite          Spread     Underdog               O/U
Atlanta           –  3       PHILADELPHIA           41 1/2
NEW ENGLAND       – 13 1/2   Tennessee              48

Sunday’s Games
Favorite          Spread     Underdog               O/U
PITTSBURGH        –  7       Jacksonville           41
MINNESOTA         –  5       New Orleans            44 1/2

Saturday and Sunday Injury Report

ATLANTA at Philadelphia, 4:35 p.m. Saturday

ATLANTA – Atlanta reports no injuries

Philadelphia
QUESTIONABLE: LB Dannell Ellerbe (Hamstring), CB Sidney Jones (Hamstring)

Tennessee at New England, 8:15 p.m. Saturday

Tennessee
OUT: RB DeMarco Murray (Knee)

New England
QUESTIONABLE: DT Alan Branch (Knee), RB Michael Burkhead (Knee), LB Marquis Flowers (Illness), RB Mike Gillslee (Knee), DE Eric Lee (Ankle), RB James White (Ankle)

Jacksonville at Pittsburgh, 1:05 p.m. Sunday

Jacksonville
QUESTIONABLE: LB Blair Brown (Ankle), WR Jaydon Mickens (Hamstring)

Pittsburgh
QUESTIONABLE: WR Antonio Brown (Calf)

New Orleans at Minnesota, 4:40 p.m. Sunday

New Orleans
OUT: WR Brandon Coleman (Neck)
QUESTIONABLE: QB Taysom Hill (Illness), LB Michael Mauti (Illness)

Minnesota
QUESTIONABLE: CB Terrance Newman (Foot)

Saturday and Sunday Weather
ATLANTA at Philadelphia, 4:35 p.m. Saturday: Sunny and 31 degrees
Tennessee at New England, 8:15 p.m. Saturday: Mostly clear and 24 degrees
Jacksonville at Pittsburgh, 1:05 p.m. Sunday: Sunny and 15 degrees
New Orleans at Minnesota, 4:35 p.m. Sunday: Game Indoors

Broadcast information, officials and injury report courtesy the National Football League, odds courtesy Don Best, weather information courtesy The Weather Channel

 

Kansas City (5-1) at Oakland (2-4), 8:25 p.m. on NBC and NFL Network. Capulets vs. Montagues.

Dogs vs. cats.

Hatfields vs. McCoys.

Crips vs. Bloods.

North vs. South.

Batman vs. The Joker.

Superman vs. Lex Luthor.

They’re rivals.

They don’t like each other.

They’re in the same division.

Don’t expect any exchange of Christmas cards between them.

They meet in the week seven opener on the West Coast as Kansas City and Oakland meet in AFC West action. Both teams are coming off tough losses at home, with the Raiders trying to catch up to the first-place Chiefs.

Kansas City saw their hopes of an unbeaten season die at Arrowhead last Sunday, falling to Pittsburgh 19-13. Kansas City saw a 3-2 first quarter lead get away from them and trailed 12-3 at the intermission before rallying to pull to within 6 with 2:17 left to play. Kansas City had one last rally to take the lead and got as close as Pittsburgh’s 48 yard line before Alex Smith’s pass attempt to WR De’Anthony Thomas fell short of its mark (the two had connected on a 57-yard TD pass earlier in the period). Smith threw for 246 yards and was sacked three times, while Ben Roethlisberger threw for 252 with a TD. Pittsburgh held the Chiefs to 28 yards rushing, holding rookie RB Kareem Hunt to 21, while they rushed for 194 yards, with LeVeon Bell leading all rushers with 179 yards and a TD. Pittsburgh went 4 of 11 on third down conversions and kept the ball for 36:39, while the Chiefs went 3 of 11 on third down, 0 of 2 on fourth down and held the ball for 23:21.

The Raiders saw victory slip away from their grasp last Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers, falling to their AFC West and instate rivals 17-16. Oakland led 10-7 at the half, held that lead through a scoreless third quarter and led 16-14 with 7:51 left before the Bolts went to work and sent Raider fans home miserable when Nick Novak (San Diego’s second kicker of the season) connected on a 32-yard field goal as time expired. Los Angeles used an 11-play, 78-yard drive that used 4:09 to seal Oakland’s fate, giving them their second win in a row. Oakland outrushed the Chargers 109-80, while Derek Carr threw for 171 yards, a TD and a pair of interceptions. For the Chargers, Philip Rivers threw for 268 yards and a TD to RB Melvin Gordon (Gordon also had a rushing TD as well). Oakland was 6 of 12 on third down (0 of 1 on fourth down) and kept the ball for 27:57, while the Chargers were 6 of 14 on third down, 1 of 2 on fourth down, keeping the pigskin for 32:03.

Including game that were played when the Chiefs were in Houston and known as the Texans and the Raiders played in Los Angeles, Kansas City leads the series 60-51-2, they have outscored Oakland 2,365-2,171 and the Chiefs have come away victors in their last five contest, including sweeping the series last year (Oakland’s last win over the Chiefs came in 2014, when the Silver and Black took a 24-20 win in Oakland).

The first meeting? Week six in Oakland and the Chiefs used a pair of Chris Santos field goals in the second half to win 26-10. Kansas City led 13-10 at the intermission at the Coliseum before they pulled away in the second half, scoring their final 13 points in the contest unchallenged. KC outrushed Oakland 183-65, with Chiefs RB Spencer Ware leading the way with 131 yards and a TD. Smith threw for 224 yards in the contest, while Carr threw for 225 yards with a TD in the loss (Carr was sacked once and picked off once). Kansas City was 7 of 13 on third down tries on the West Coast, keeping the ball for 36:45, while the Raiders were 23:15 in time of possession, going 4 of 10 on third down, 0 of 2 on fourth down.

Kansas City made it a sweep of the series against their AFC West foes, taking a 21-13 win in week 14 at Arrowhead. The Chiefs trailed 3-0 after the first 15 minutes of action before outscoring the Raiders 21-7 to lead by that score at the half. Oakland did manage to outrush Kansas City 135-64, with Raiders RB LeShaun Murray leading the way with 103 yards and a TD. Smith threw for 264 yards and a TD, while Carr led Oakland with 117 yards. The Raiders were 5 of 18 on third down (1 of 3 on fourth down) and ruled the clock, as they held the ball for 31:45, while the Chiefs were 5 of 11 on third down (0 of 1 on fourth down) and held the ball for 28:15.

Oakland was a 1-point favorite in the week six contest and the Chiefs would go on to win by 16, covering that spread. The two teams barely missed the 46 1/2, as Oakland and Kansas City combined for 46 points. When the Chiefs completed the sweep in week 14 in Arrowhead, they were favored by 3 and covered the spread, winning by 8. The 46 over/under was safe as both clubs only tallied 34 points.

The odds makers like the Chiefs as a 3-point favorite on the road and the over/under is 47. Both numbers make a lot of sense. Kansas City’s trying to right itself from the loss at home last week, the Raiders are trying not to lose three games in a row. Kansas City bounces back from their loss to Pittsburgh and wins in Oakland’s back yard, covering the 3.

Broadcast Information: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson (Field reporter), Jay Feely (Field reporter); NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Tom McCarthy, Tony Boselli; SIRIUS: 88 (WestWood1), 81 (Kansas City), 83 (Oakland); XM: 88 (WestWood1), 81 (Kansas City), 83 (Oakland)

Referee: Craig Wrolstad

Injury Report

Kansas City
OUT: RB Charcandrick West (Concussion), G Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (Knee), C Mitchell Morse (Foot)
QUESTIONABLE: WR Albert Wilson (Knee)

Oakland
OUT: CB Gareon Conley (Shin), T Marshall Newhouse (Foot)
QUESTIONABLE: LB Cory James (Knee), LB Marquel Lee (Ankle), LB Nicholas Morrow (Ankle), RB Jamize Olawale (Concussion)

Weather: Mostly cloudy and 62 degrees.

Broadcast information, officials, logo and injury report courtesy the National Football League, odds courtesy Don Best, weather information courtesy The Weather Channel.