The Kansas City Chiefs are set to host their AFC West division rival Oakland Raiders in NFL Week 14 action. It is a game that could help decide who ends up winning the division title.
Alex Smith and the Chiefs are without question one of the top contenders in the AFC. They have a 9-3 record so far this season and have shown no signs of slowing down. Kansas City may not be viewed as a serious contender this season, but they could end up shocking quite a few people.
Oakland is currently leading the AFC West at this point in the season with a 10-2 record. They are viewed as serious contenders this season and have proven that they are not the Raiders teams of the past that have started strong and faltered toward the end of the season. If they continue playing at the level that they are currently playing at, they will have a chance to win a Super Bowl this season.
It will be interesting to see how this Thursday Night Football game turns out when everything is said and done.
All of that being said, what bold predictions can be made for the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders game in NFL Week 14 action?
Kansas City Forces at Least Three Turnovers
One of the reasons that the Chiefs have been such a threat this season is because of their strong defense. They will show off their playmaking defense once again this week against a strong Raiders’ offense. Kansas City will force at least three turnovers throughout the course of the game.
Derek Carr Totals 350 Yards, Four Touchdowns, Two INT’s
Oakland has to be very happy with the improvement that Derek Carr has made this season. He is proving that he is a capable franchise quarterback and will back that up again this week with a 350-yard, four touchdown performance, although he will throw two interceptions.
Travis Kelce Racks Up 130 Yards, Two Touchdowns
If the Chiefs want to put up big offensive numbers, Travis Kelce will have to be a big part of the game plan. Kelce will rise to the occasion, racking up 130 yards and two touchdowns in the game. Oakland simply doesn’t have someone who can lock him down, and it will come back to bite them in a big way.
Oakland Will Sack Alex Smith at Least Four Times
Even though the Raiders may not be viewed as an elite defense, they will step up this week. Oakland will sack Alex Smith at least four times throughout the game. Smith will make mistakes under pressure, which is exactly what Jack Del Rio will try to make happen.
Kansas City Will Pull Off a Huge Win
This game could end up being the deciding factor in the AFC West division race. Both teams appear to be serious contenders this season in the conference, but they are battling for the division title. Kansas City is going to defend their home field and pull out a big victory that will help them towards their goal of a division title.
Expect to see this game come down to the wire between two bitter rivals. Kansas City and Oakland will put on a show for the fans and it is a must-watch game on a Thursday night for NFL fans. It should be entertaining and it will be interesting to see how the two teams match up.
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