The Las Vegas Raiders head to Kansas City in Week 14 to take on the Chiefs in a game that will decide their 2021 NFL season.
The Las Vegas Raiders had a golden opportunity to turn the corner this past weekend, as they welcomed the Washington Football Team to Allegiant Stadium. Coming off a monster win against Dallas on Thanksgiving Day, the Silver and Black were a small favorite against the WFT, a team coming off a short week after playing on Monday night.
Going into the matchup in Las Vegas, Washington had won three straight and were playing with incredible confidence. There was also the added storyline of Jack Del Rio, the WFT’s defensive coordinator who led the Raiders to their last playoff appearance back in 2016.
While Las Vegas had the advantage, they did not take advantage of it and came out on the wrong end of a 17-15 decision. That mark caused their record to fall to 6-6 on the season, and with five tough games remaining, it could be another year on the outside looking in at the playoffs.
They try to regroup in Week 14 against division rival Kansas City, another one of the hottest teams in football.
Raiders vs Kansas City Odds Week 14
The Week 14 betting odds on WynnBET have the Raiders as 9.5-point underdogs on the road. They have +330 Moneyline odds, while Kansas City is the favorite at -410. The total for the game is set at an over/under of 49.0 points.
Raiders vs Kansas City Prediction Week 14
The Raiders beat the Chiefs on the road last season, as Jon Gruden and his team took the infamous bus ride around Arrowhead Stadium. In 2021, this will be a battle of two teams trending in opposite directions and based on their play, and the injuries, I do not like this matchup for the Raiders at all.
Kenyan Drake broke his ankle against Washington and is out for the year, and it remains to be seen whether or not Darren Waller will return in this one. Las Vegas played better on defense this past week, but the Football Team is not the Chiefs, and this one has the potential to get very ugly on Sunday.
My prediction, Las Vegas loses their fifth game in the last six tries, falling to 6-7, and basically are left for dead in terms of the AFC Playoffs, 38-20.