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Raiders Prepare To Host Chiefs For Week 13

November 26th, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

No news yet on a television blackout for this Sunday’s game against the Chiefs in Oakland, but given the economy and season, brace for one.

As the Raiders prepare for their second match-up with the Chiefs, Kansas City comes in with a different look from the two teams week 2 meeting. Tyler Thigpen has developed into quite the diamond in the rough and will unlikely post the same numbers he had in Arrowhead (13 for 33, 151 pass yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, Sacked 3 times, 45.0 QB Rating).

Although the Chiefs sit at the bottom of the AFC West with a 1-10 record, the Chiefs nearly beat 3 solid NFL teams. Losing only in the last minutes of each game, the Chiefs nearly upset the Chargers, Bucs, and Jets. In their last three games, young Tyler Thigpen threw for 741 yards in the air with 8 touchdowns, 3 interceptions, and rushed for 100 yards on the ground. Both Tony Gonzalez and Dwayne Bowe are tall physical backs and will test the Raiders secondary. Meanwhile, after Larry Johnson’s club incident, the back claims to be back and ready to face the Raiders.

Since 2003, the Raiders are 2-9 against the chiefs, but have won the last two games. The Raiders are healthy and are ready to extend their winning streak to 2 games and challenge San Diego for 2nd in the AFC West Standings. Russell, McFadden, and company are good to go.

Stay tuned for television blackout updates.

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