Jan. 14, 2019
Chiefs look to Bounce Back Against Oakland on Sunday
The Kansas City Chiefs are looking to get back on track after an ugly loss against the Steelers two weeks ago, as they head to Oakland to face the Raiders, who also happen to be division rivals. For fans, you have to hope that they took the two weeks they were given to regroup, and prepare for Raiders' QB Derek Carr.
This means that Jamaal Charles also has had two weeks to prepare, and will hopefully get a lot more touches Sunday, as his explosiveness has been missed all season. Charles was only on the field for 10 snaps during the 43-14 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The defense will also look to get back on track, as they also looked loss against the Steelers. The previous week, the Chiefs forced Jets' QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to throw six interceptions, showing the potential of this young team. Those numbers are obviously tough to duplicate, but it would be nice since the Raiders are 4-1, their best start since the last time they made the playoffs in 2002.
The loss to the Steelers doesn't due this Chiefs team justice. They have the potential to be one of the best teams in the league, on both sides of the ball. There is no denying that this is a solid team in Oakland. With Carr, Michael Crabtree, and Amari Cooper on offense, it's no wonder that they're having such a good season, and I believe that they will compete for a playoff spot this year.
As much as I'd like the Chiefs to come back this week and pull out a dominating win, I'm taking Oakland in this one 21-17. But I think they will split the season series, and both teams will win in front of their home crowd.