Chiefs open as favorites over RaidersBy Shelly Foster Dec 07, 2016
Up 24-9 and seemingly on their way to an impressive road win at Oakland, the Buffalo Bills melted down in a big way as the Raiders closed the game with four unanswered touchdowns. Rex Ryan's squad was victorious in that game, but this week they fell to the Raiders, 38-24.
"It's Chiefs week, man". That means the Ravens offense doesn't have to win games. I saw a young group of receivers and a roll-the-dice coach, Jack Del Rio.
If the playoffs kicked off today, the Denver Broncos would be in the party. If you want proof, here is how I see the Raiders being the last team standing at the end of the 2016-17 National Football League season. It would also give them a tiebreaker advantage should the teams wind up with the same record at the end of the year. In simulations in which the Chiefs win, they go on to win the AFC West 68 percent of the time. "Especially going to their place, but obviously we're looking forward to it".
Oakland has a one-game lead over Kansas City, but the Chiefs are a flawless 3-0 against divisional opponents.
Oakland scored touchdowns on three straight drives, including scoring strikes from Carr to Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper for his sixth fourth-quarter comeback of the season. Crabtree could have had a bigger day, but committed a awful drop in the end zone on a slant pass that hit him right in the chest with no defender on him. We need this one.
This play on the ball was just flat-out exceptional, and Berry continues to show an absolutely ridiculous ability to find the end zone when he gets the ball in his hands. Only the Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers have given up more yards than the Raiders, and the prospect of a returning Jeremy Maclin will only help a Chiefs team that's totaled 59 points in two consecutive wins. But he said his attention was already on the Chiefs. The last two opponents will be involved in the playoff race one way or another, so they'd like to pull the upset in Kansas City.
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Green on Sunday, and quarterback Andy Dalton and the offense was as crisp as it has been since the five-time Pro-Bowler went down. Agholor, himself, actually had a decent game, catching four balls on as many targets, including two fourth-down conversions.
The Kansas City Chiefs are winning games in thrilling fashion. But while quarterback Derek Carr and running back Latavius Murray are receiving much of the glory, they both know that their success is due in large part to the five beasts that make up the offensive line.
There wasn't a weak-link defense in the conference championship games, in fact, with Denver, New England, Carolina and Arizona all ranking among the top 10 during the regular season. This is what we want.
Raiders get little practice time for best-in-West clash with K.C.
Kansas City, which is +700 to win the AFC title, has had back-to-back remarkable wins.
Looks like I made a good choice.
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