Las Vegas Raiders can make another statement on Sunday night

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Raiders will be without Clelin Ferrell Sunday night (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The Las Vegas Raiders play the hated Kansas City Chiefs in primetime on Sunday night with a chance to make a huge statement inside Allegiant Stadium.

The Las Vegas Raiders are currently 3-0 in the AFC West, having beaten the Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers and Denver Broncos. This Sunday, they look to improve to 7-3 on the season, and 4-0 in the division as they face a bitter rival once again in the Chiefs, this time at home.

The Chiefs, who are 7-1 on the season with their only loss coming from the Raiders, are coming to Las Vegas for a primetime rematch to the Week 5 game that resulted in a 40-32 victory for Las Vegas. Kansas City is apparently still spurned by the tire tracks left by the Raiders bus driver at Arrowhead stadium, and would like to try and take the wind out of the Raiders sails after going on a 3-0 win streak.

In typical Raiders fashion in weeks where there is a marquee game, they announced that a large number of players had been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list for close contact, after defensive end Clelin Ferrell tested positive. The Raiders expect all players aside from Ferrell to be available to play Sunday, and while not having a majority of the defense on the practice field is a slight disadvantage, they luckily have faced the Chiefs, and should understand the offensive tendencies of Andy Reid and Eric Bieniemy’s offense.

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