Top 5 Headlines 12/12: Chiefs vs. Raiders Preview

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1. Raiders vs. Chiefs preview

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"The Oakland Raiders were winless and the Kansas City Chiefs tied for first place in the AFC West when the teams played each other Nov. 20 in Oakland. But the fortunes have turned for each team since the Raiders beat the Chiefs 24-20.

The 2-11 Raiders, who were 0-10 before beating the Chiefs, also won last week in beating the 49ers at home 24-13. In between, though, the Raiders were hammered by the Rams in St. Louis 52-0."    READ MORE…

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2. Chiefs rookie linebacker Dee Ford bides time while learning from the best

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"Shortly after a recent practice, Dee Ford sat in front of his locker, listening to the laughter and yells of teammates nearby. Ford looked happy, comfortable even, while Justin Houston and others bantered around.

This was no coincidence. But it also should not be taken for granted."    READ MORE…

3. Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos becoming Mr. Dependable

By AP - kcchiefs.com

"The previous kicker that the Kansas City Chiefs employed was Mr. Irrelevant.

The current one could soon be called Mr. Dependable."    READ MORE…

4. Jamaal Charles returns to Chiefs practice

By Randy Covitz - The Kansas City Star

"Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles has bounced back again.

Charles returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday after sitting out a day because of knee and ankle injuries sustained in last Sunday's loss at Phoenix."    READ MORE…

5. Derek Carr not expecting the same Chiefs from three weeks ago

By Bill Williamson - ESPN.com

"One of the lessons Derek Carr has learned starting every game of his rookie season is that no two games are the same, particularly games in the AFC West.

The second-round pick learned that after the Oakland Raiders played their second game against San Diego last month. In October, Carr threw four touchdown passes in a 31-28 home loss to the Chargers. A month later, Carr didn't throw a touchdown pass in a 13-6 loss at San Diego."    READ MORE…

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