Oct 6, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid on the sideline against the Tennessee Titans during the second half at LP Field. The Chiefs won 26-17. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid hypes up Oakland Raiders rivalry during “Raiders Week”


Oct 6, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid on the sideline against the Tennessee Titans during the second half at LP Field. The Chiefs won 26-17. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Despite how you may personally feel about him, Andy Reid is one of the Top Ten coaches in the NFL since the turn of the century. After things fell apart in Philadelphia after a very successful run with the Eagles where they were always a contender in the NFC East, making multiple NFL Championship Games and one Super Bowl with T.O., Andy Reid now has Kansas City running in high gear with the Chiefs still undefeated after September. Riding one of their best starts in the team’s NFL history, Reid and the Chiefs are feeling good heading into what they call “Raiders Week” down at Arrowhead Stadium.

Reid, who knows a thing or two about rivalries from his battles with the Giants (and the Cowboys/Redskins) in the NFC East, has been pumping up what is a big game for both their opponents in the Oakland Raiders and for the Chiefs who are still on pace with the also undefeated Broncos atop of the AFC West.

The Raiders are one of Kansas City’s biggest rivals, if not the biggest, and Oakland is riding high after their upset win over the San Diego Chargers at home on Sunday night, making this game that much more interesting Sunday morning. Head coach Andy Reid had a lot to say about the rivalry according to KCChiefs.com:

 It is Raider week. I’m all about rivalries, I get it. It’s exciting. I know our fans are going to be crazy, I know that. Our players are going to be fired up for it. These are special in the National Football League, these types of rivalries they get your juices flowing and gets them flowing early. The black and silver, if anybody is wearing it, be careful.”

Reid went on to talk about preparation for the game and knows that with the stakes high that his Chiefs players will be ready.

They know. They’re aware of it. They understand that. I’m not into all that kind of stuff, but you know when you’re playing a rival, and it’s an AFC West team, so that’s very important, too. Not that they all aren’t, but those become very important games. The fellas, they realize that.”

Oakland is riding a lengthy winning streak at Arrowhead that the Raider Nation will quickly remind you about. Sunday will be a challenge for both teams in a game that will go a long way in defining both the seasons of the Raiders and the Chiefs. Andy Reid knows that he has the favorites in his corner, but he also knows that losing to the Raiders will dampen the excitement he and new quarterback Alex Smith have built since coming to Kansas City during the offseason. The stakes will be high at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday and Reid has no problem in acknowledging that these teams don’t, and will never like each other.

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  • Johnny Avila

    WE OWN THE K.C. KWEEFS….GO RAIDERS!!

  • Matt Dickson

    Faiders are sooo gonna get pummeled….

  • Alex Mendoza

    Underestimate the Raiders at your peril Chiefs, the Silver and Black has returned!

  • Jordan

    Not our best start in team history in 03 we started 8 or 9 and 0

  • Roc

    Lol not sure what’s funnier, the delusional raiders fans posting on here or the A’s symbol Alex will be changing in a few days after the Tigers head to the ALCS

  • John Bencomo

    The only funny thing is your lame ass coming on here saying stupid shit raiders are gonna win like always

  • John Bencomo

    Fake ass qweefs you guys always get some kinda qb that makes your fans think your gonna do something special and then you go on a losing streak after we whip” that ass

  • Roc

    We are missing our best pass rusher and second best reciever and will still beat you guys by 10 points. Talk all the shit you like but when the game is over on Sunday I’ll be sittin here laughing at your bitch ass

  • chiefridgy

    Faiders!

  • KCMikeG

    We have owned your ass in the REd Hole for years. This year is the end of your winning at Arrowhead for years to come so hang onto those memories.

  • KCMikeG

    We don’t underestimate anyone. Reid makes sure of that every week. That’s why we are undefeated. Where are you returning from? Losing record with only wins over the Jags & Phyllis Rivers throw you picks.

  • KCMikeG

    Testify Brother!! They don’t have a clue what they are walking into. They have in their minds the weak teams we fielded under poor coaching with no ST’s. Those days are OVER!! They will see how miserable their future in Arrowhead is going to be for years to come. They will drown in the Sea of Red!

  • Chris Schroeder

    That’s funny… A Chiefs fan talking smack about the Raiders. In other words a nobody football franchise talking bad about a storied franchise. Yeah ok… 49ers keep taking out the trash and the “nobody Quiefs” keep picking it up. Talk when your relevant genius.

  • Chris Schroeder

    Andy Reid use to be respectable. Now, every time I see him I wanna scream ” HEY COOLAID”.

  • Johnny Contreras

    THE STANKY KWEEFS ARE GOING DOWN!!

  • Raiderbilly

    Hello ketchup and mustard fans,you guys have the softest 5-0 start in the NFL don’t get to high on your bottles, cause come Sunday when smith gets injured you guys will be 5-11. The raiders will squeeze the last of the quiefs out of you BITCHES. By the way is that all you condiments,Ronald Macdonald people have on us faiders so lame BITCHES!!!

  • Roc

    Chris, like I told the other delusional Raider fan before you, talk all the shit you like but Sunday afternoon when the chiefs win and win big without their defensive MVP Houston and their second reciever Avery I will be laughing because the Chiefs are a lot better than you think they are. Enjoy the loss

  • ……ChiefsFan……

    It’s Kool aid dipshit.

  • ……ChiefsFan……

    I’m fairly confident you don’t even watch football.

    GO CHIEFS!!

  • Raider3

    That’s fine with us because we’re the Raiders.

  • Chris Schroeder

    Wasn’t sure if you would catch that. I figured since you lived in the middle of nowhere and you’re just some inbred hillbilly stupid fuck that you would be relatively illiterate. I guess I misjudged you. Sorry to bother you with that, you can go back to banging your cousin now.

  • ……ChiefsFan……

    You stay classy Oakland.

  • chiefridgy

    You don’t think the Chiefs are storied? You are an ignorant dumbass!

  • Roc

    Hahahahaha suck it raiders fans !!!!!’n