Raiders at Chiefs preview

The Oakland Raiders will try and work their way out of the pits of despair this week against AFC West divisional rival the Kansas City Chiefs.


STREAKS   Past 6
COACHES VS. OPP. Shell: 3-9 Edwards: 3-3
LAST WEEK L 17-13 vs. Broncos L 13-10 at Dolphins
LAST GAME 11/6/05: Raiders 23 at Chiefs 27. Kansas City drives 72 yards in final 1:45 of 4th quarter, capped by RB Larry Johnson's 1-yard TD run as time expires.
BROADCAST CBS (12:00 PM CT): Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon. SIRIUS: 181 (Oak.), 130 (KC).


PASSING Walter: 104-216-1,305-3-9-54.6 Huard: 146-241-1,824-11-1-97.6 (3C)
RUSHING Jordan: 110-410-3.7-2 L. Johnson: 217-891 (2C)-4.1-10 (2L)
RECEIVING Moss: 33-455-13.8-3 Gonzalez (TE): 44-588-13.4-3
OFFENSE 229.7 316.4
DEFENSE 292.6 313.4
SACKS Burgess: 8.0 (T2C) Allen: 6.0
INTs Asomugha: 4 Law, Wesley: 2
PUNTING Lechler: 47.9 (1C) Colquitt: 45.7 (2C)
KICKING Janikowski: 43 (10/10 PAT; 11/13 FG) Tynes: 59 (20/21 PAT; 13/17 FG)


Head coach Art Shell was Kansas City's offensive line coach from 1995-96. Chiefs ranked No. 2 in NFL rush yards (4,231) during that span. In '95, Chiefs with Shell allowed third-fewest sacks in league (21) and sixth-fewest (27) in 1996.

Quarterback Andrew Walter has 80.0+ passer rating in four of past six first quarters.

In past two (2005) versus KC, Running back LaMont Jordan is averaging 4.5 yards/carry with 152 yards on 34 rushes with one touchdown. Of those 34 carries, ten (29.4 pct.) have gone for 1st downs. Jordan has nine runs of 10+ yards in past five games played.

Wide receiver Randy Moss has five touchdowns in four career games versus KC with at least one in each meeting. Moss average 17.8 yards/catch on 18 career receptions versus KC. Moss has touchdown catch in four of past eight November games.

Defense ranks No. 2 in AFC in allowing fewest yards on 1st down plays (4.65). Defensive end Derrick Burgess has either sack or fumble recovery in past two meetings.

KR-PR-CB Chris Carr has posted 25.0 KR average in six of nine games. KR return unit stands 6th in AFC in average drive start after kickoff (28.3).


Club has won six in row in series and five of past seven on season. Victory would tie KC's longest consecutive win streak versus Oakland (7, 1993-96).

Head coach Herm Edwards (with NYJ) has won three regular season games in row versus Oakland.

Since Oct. 1, Quarterback DAMON HUARD (43.2 pct.) stands 2nd in NFL in pass attempt percentage for a first down: 104-of-241. Huard is 10-4 (.714) in career as starter and on season, Huard has 11 touchdowns versus one interception.

Running back Larry Johnson has seven touchdowns (six rushing) in four games versus Oakland. Johnson has two touchdowns in three of those four meetings. Johnson (5) tied for third in AFC in rushes of 20+ yards. Johnson (40) tied with Christian Okoye (40) for third most career rush touchdowns as a Chief.

Tight end Tony Gonzalez has reached first down on 57-of-85 career catches (67.1 pct.) versus Raiders. Gonzalez (8,412) needs 36 net yards to surpass Abner Haynes (8,447) for second most in club history. Team is 28-19 (.596) when Gonzalez catches touchdown. With start Sunday, Gonzalez (120) surpasses Tim Grunhard (120) for 4th-longest consecutive start streak in team annals.

In past four games, defensive end Jared Allen has 4.0 sacks with one interception, three fumble recoveries, and one forced fumble. Allen leads NFL defenders with four fumble recoveries on season. In career, KC is 4-1 (.800) when Allen recovers fumble.

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