Not that it comes as much of a surprise but Darren McFadden heads the list of inactive Raiders today in Kansas City.
Joining McFadden on the street clothes list are Jacoby Ford, Big John Henderson and Michael Huff. For Huff this makes two straight weeks of sideline watching while Ford’s streak hits six.
With so much riding on the game today the Raiders are once again short handed at key positions. Huff’s absence was felt against the Lions last week as Oakland was without its best deep defender. No Big John up front means the D-line will be operating without one of its best run stuffers.
As for the offense…well…playing without their best weapons has become the norm this year. Two weeks ago this game might have looked like a lock with or without key contributors. One win over a team that hasn’t lost in a year and all of a sudden the Chiefs have their swagger back.
Get your popcorn ready. Today is going to be a good, old fashioned, AFC West rivalry game.