Normally, a visit from the 2-11 Kansas City Chiefs would put a smile on the opposition face. But that might not be the case for the Raiders today.
The Chiefs, led by red-hot running back Jamaal Charles, have dominated the Raiders at the Coliseum, having won eight of their past nine games in Oakland, and look to keep it going today.
The Raiders have dropped six in a row and their last win came in Kansas City, when they limited Charles to four yards on five carries on the way to a 26-16 decision in Week 8.
Charles has regrouped and enters the game on the heels of three straight 100-yard games on the ground.
Oakland, meanwhile has gotten little from Darren McFadden since he suffered an ankle injury over a month ago.
McFadden is healthy now and hopes to provide a spark for the Raiders, who rank 30th in the NFL in rushing. He ran for a season-high 114 yards at Kansas City.
The Raiders held Kansas City to under 300 yards of offense in their Week 8 meeting. Other than that, it’s been a dreadful season on the defensive side of the ball for Oakland, which ranks near the bottom of the league in both defending the pass and the run.
The Raiders dropped a 26-13 decision to Peyton Manning and the Broncos for their sixth straight setback last time out.
Oakland has not scored over 20 points since a 42-32 drubbing against Tampa Bay back in Week 9.
Carson Palmer continues to pile up the yards but he’s also thrown 14 interceptions and fumbled seven times. He threw a pair of TD passes against the Chiefs in the first meeting.