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Final 1 2 3 4 Tot
Oakland 3 7 3 0 13
Kansas City 0 21 0 0 21
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5:25 PM PT6:25 PM MT7:25 PM CT8:25 PM ET1:25 GMT9:25 AM 北京时间6:25 PM MST8:25 PM EST7:25 PM CT5:25 UAE (+1)20:25 ETNaN:� , December 8, 2016
Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri  Weather: 21°, Clear  Attendance: 75,191

Thursday's Raiders-Chiefs game means something this time

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Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs

  1. The Raiders beat the Bills, 38-24, at home last Sunday, winning their sixth straight game for the first time since 2000 (Weeks 4-10). The last time Oakland put together a longer single-season win streak was when it won the last 10 games of the 1976 campaign.
  2. Kansas City rallied for a 29-28 victory in Atlanta last Sunday, improving to 7-1 in its last eight games. Each of the Chiefs' last four games has been decided by three points or fewer -- the longest single-season streak of its kind in franchise history.
  3. The Chiefs handed the Raiders one of their two losses earlier this season, beating the Silver and Black 26-10 in Oakland in Week 6. Kansas City has won four straight in this series by an average of 13.5 points per game.
  4. Derek Carr threw for 260 yards and two touchdowns (0 INT) in Week 13, improving to 5-0 on the road this season. The last time the Raiders took the field on the road was in Tampa nearly six weeks ago when Carr had a team-record 513 yards and four TD through the air (Raiders won 30-24 in overtime).
  5. Alex Smith was 21-of-25 (84.0 percent) for 270 yards and a touchdown in Week 13, posting a 125.0 passer rating in the win. Smith has completed 80+ percent of his passes six times since joining the Chiefs in 2013 -- tied for most of any QB in the league during that span (also Drew Brees and Peyton Manning).
  6. Oakland has scored at least 30 points in five of its last six games, and seven times overall this season -- tied with Atlanta for most in the league. Kansas City has allowed 30+ points just once in 2016 (a 43-14 loss in Pittsburgh Week 4).
Team Comparison

Oakland
 
Kansas City
28.8 Points 23.4
281.3 Pass Yds 248.1
114.6 Rush Yds 98.8
21 Takeaways 25

When the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs got together for their twice yearly meetings over the last 57 years, there's always been a certain edge to the competition.

Generally what has been on the line is pride, reputation and honor. Every once in a while the payoff is even larger. The latter is the case Thursday night when the Raiders visit Arrowhead Stadium to play the Chiefs. Kickoff is set for 7:35 p.m. in what is predicted to be a frigid evening, with temperatures in the high-teens and a wind-chill factor that will make it feel like 10 degrees.

"Honestly I love the cold," said Oakland quarterback Derek Carr. "I played in the Mountain West Conference and you play in a lot of different places whether it's Wyoming or Reno or Air Force or Colorado State, obviously cold places. I've had my fair share of those games; you treat it like any other game whenever you talk about weather. If you let it affect you, it will, so you just go out there with the right mindset."

The weather conditions just may help the 9-3 Chiefs cool off the hot 10-2 Raiders. The battle is for control of the AFC West, where Oakland is the leader and the Chiefs sit a game behind. But Kansas City won the first game between the teams 26-10 back in October in Oakland. Since that game the Raiders have not lost, racking up six consecutive victories by an average margin of nine points. Carr has become the first player in NFL history to throw five game-winning touchdown passes in the fourth quarter or overtime in a season.

"Both teams know each other," said Chiefs head coach Andy Reid. "They've made changes defensively that have made them better on that side of the ball. They're playing very good all the way around in the different phases. They were a little down on the defensive side early on but they've picked up in that area. They're flying around and making plays."

Other than a two-point loss to Tampa Bay just over two weeks ago, the Chiefs have continued their winning ways, taking six of the last seven games. With their 11-1 record to close out the 2015 season, Kansas City is 20-4 in their last 24 regular-season and postseason games. Both teams won last Sunday, with the Chiefs beating the Falcons in Atlanta by one point and the Raiders coming from behind for a victory over Buffalo.

The short preparation time is the bane for all players and coaches, especially the Chiefs, who have had two straight road games, including the trip to Denver when they played a full 75 minutes. The Raiders will be sore, tired and cold.

"The number one thing is recovery," said Carr. "In a week like this, there's some tough things that come with it, but like Coach Del Rio says, 'Nobody cares.' Nobody cares, at the end of the day you have to go play."

The Raiders have a half-dozen victories this season that came with strong fourth-quarter comebacks. It's a mentality that's changed around Oakland with Del Rio in charge.

"We're learning how to win games at whatever cost it takes," said Carr. "Whether it's Khalil (Mack) stripping somebody or Tay (Latavius Murray) running the ball in or Seth (Roberts) catching another game-winner, we're just learning how to win games. I think that the more experience we have at doing that, the more situations we're in we're going to be able to look back and said, 'We've done this before'."

The first game between these teams was a 16-point victory for the Chiefs. That day the Raiders did not have Murray, who was out with an injury. He should be on the field Thursday evening. That K.C. victory was built on ball control and security.

They'll need more of the same to slow the Raiders locomotive.

"The positive is you get a few days off afterwards," said Reid. "Getting ready is a bit of a scramble drill, but you do it and you move on. It's hardest on the players, especially the later you get in the year."

Updated December 6, 2016

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