The Las Vegas Raiders head into Arrowhead Stadium to take on the AFC West-leading Kansas City Chiefs to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.
This season hasn’t gone exactly the way anybody had thought it was going to go for the Las Vegas Raiders. The hope was that the Raiders would not get out to a hot start, only to fizzle out down the stretch, but that is apparently happening once again.
Playoffs were the expectations coming into this season, General Manager Mike Mayock said it, former Head Coach Jon Gruden said it, and the entire team said that this team was different. But once again, the Raiders find themselves on the outside looking in.
After going into their bye week with a 5-2 record, and in first place in the AFC West, they since have a 1-4 record, with three of those losses coming at home. The Raiders sit in 9th place in the AFC currently and are tied for last place with the Denver Broncos in the AFC West, and the only difference this year is that it isn’t the defense that is costing them these games, it is actually the offense.
The Raiders haven’t scored 20 + points since their final game before the bye week against the Philadelphia Eagles, and just put up a paltry 15 points again at a bad Washington defense. The Kansas City Chiefs, on the other hand, are the complete opposite story.
The Chiefs struggled to win games due to their high turnover rate, and a defense that was performing toward the bottom of the league in almost every aspect, but ever since their Week 7 loss to the Tennessee Titans, the Chiefs defense hasn’t allowed more than 17 points in a game.
That includes holding the Raiders to 14 points in Week 10.
In this article, I take a closer look at how each team has been performing up till this point and give you my prediction for the Week 14 matchup between the Las Vegas Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs.