Raiders, Chiefs meet in pivotal showdown for AFC West lead

OAKLAND (10-2) at KANSAS CITY (9-3)

Thursday, 8:25 p.m. ET, NBC/NFL Network

OPENING LINE - Chiefs by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Raiders 7-5, Chiefs 6-6

SERIES RECORD - Chiefs lead 61-52-2

LAST MEETING - Chiefs won 27-10, Oct. 16

LAST WEEK - Raiders beat Bills 38-24; Chiefs beat Falcons 29-28

AP PRO32 RANKING - Raiders No. 3, Chiefs No. 4

RAIDERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (7), PASS (4)

RAIDERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (29), RUSH (29), PASS (24)

CHIEFS OFFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (25), PASS (21)

CHIEFS DEFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (27), PASS (23)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Chiefs have won four straight and six of seven in series ... Chiefs have 26 sacks, 13 interceptions vs. Oakland in last seven matchups ... Jack Del Rio is 0-3 vs. Chiefs as coach of Oakland ... Raiders have won six straight overall. They have not won seven straight since 1976, when they won Super Bowl ... Oakland scored 29 unanswered points in last week's win over Buffalo ... Raiders are 6-0 in games away from Oakland Coliseum ... Raiders have not won 11 games since their Super Bowl season of 2002 ... Oakland is third in NFL in points per game (28.8) while Chiefs are ninth in points allowed (20.2) ... Raiders QB Derek Carr needs two completions to become fourth in NFL history with 1,000 through first three seasons ... Carr needs 125 yards passing to join Rich Gannon as only Raiders QBs with multiple 3,500-yard passing seasons ... Carr has engineered six fourth-quarter comebacks this season ... Kansas City QB Alex Smith is 8-1 against Oakland ... Chiefs coach Andy Reid needs one win to tie Tom Coughlin (182) for 11th in NFL history ... Chiefs S Eric Berry had second pick-6 of season last week in Atlanta He also returned 2-point conversion interception for score. ... Kansas City has four defensive TDs this season ... WR Tyreek Hill needs six catches to pass Abner Haynes (55) for second most by a Chiefs rookie ... Chiefs TE Travis Kelce would match Tony Gonzalez's franchise record with his fourth straight 100-yard receiving effort ... Fantasy Tip: Watch weather forecast. Temperatures are expected to dip close to single digits by fourth quarter, and wind chill could be even colder. That could mean tough night throwing for Carr and Co., averaging 277 yards passing per game.

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