Clearly – it’s Raiders Week! This past week has been all about preparation to face the black and silver here on our own home field. The Chiefs are coming off of a much needed bye week, which gave them the chance to refuel, reset and refocus.
Head coach Romeo Crennel shuffled the lineup as he announced during a press conference at the beginning of the week that
On the injury front, the Chiefs are getting healthier. The entire team has been participating in practice this week and notables
While the Chiefs are looking for their first victory at home, the Raiders are searching for their first road win of the 2012 campaign. To say the least, this should be a hard fought battle at Arrowhead this week in front of a standing room only crowd. So my plea to Chiefs fans… there’s no better time than Sunday to make every decibel count! With Arrowhead at its loudest, a refreshed Chiefs squad coming off a bye and with a despised Raiders team coming into town, this is definitely a game that will be filled with emotion and drama.
- The Chiefs have not allowed a sack in three straight games. The last time Kansas City’s offense achieved this feat was from Dec. 4-17, 2000.
- Kansas City ranks eighth in the NFL with an average of 378.7 total yards per game through seven weeks. The Chiefs are averaging 164.0 rushing yards and 214.7 passing yards per contest.
- Through seven weeks, the Chiefs are third in the NFL with 164.0 rushing yards per game, trailing only the Washington Redskins and San Francisco 49ers.
- Away from KC on this day… in 1886 the Statue of Liberty was dedicated, in 1919 Congress enforced prohibition and in 1962 the Cuban Missile Crisis came to an end.
Records to watch
Dwayne Bowe has 79 career receptions of 20 yards, the third-highest total in team history. He needs three more to bypass WR Eddie Kennison (81) for second. He also has 390 career receptions to rank fifth in Chiefs history, needing two more catches to move past Chris Burford (391) for fifth.