Kansas City Chiefs (2-11) vs. Oakland Raiders (3-10)
Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 - 3:25 p.m. CT O.co Coliseum
Play-by-Play: Kevin Harlan - Color: Solomon Wilcots
Chiefs FOX Football Radio Network - KCFX-FM (101.1 FM in Kansas City)
Play-by-play: Mitch Holthus - Color Commentator: Len Dawson - Sideline Reporter: Kendall Gammon
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THIS WEEK'S MATCHUP
The Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders meet for the second time this season in an AFC West division matchup on Sunday, Dec. 16. Kickoff at O.co Coliseum is scheduled for 3:25 p.m. CT. The Chiefs are on the road for the second consecutive week.
The Chiefs enter the contest with a 2-11 record after falling last Sunday to the Cleveland Browns 30-7 at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Kansas City jumped out to an early lead in the contest after RB Jamaal Charles broke free for an 80-yard touchdown run on the fi rst play from scrimmage. The run tied the club’s record for the fi fth longest run in team history. Charles finished the day with 165 yards on 18 carries (9.2 avg.), notching his third consecutive 100-yard rushing performance and sixth of the season. The Browns then scored 30 unanswered points, including a 93-yard punt return touchdown from WR Travis Benjamin in the second quarter, giving Cleveland a lead it wouldn’t relinquish.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Chiefs again were able to get pressure on the opposing quarterback, sacking rookie Brandon Weeden three times. Two of those sacks came at the hands of LB Tamba Hali who now has 8.0 sacks this season. DE Tyson Jackson tabbed his third sack in the last four contests, while LB Derrick Johnson recorded seven total tackles, eclipsing the 100-tackle mark for the season for the third straight year. DE Ropati Pitoitua led the team with nine total tackles.
Oakland enters Sunday’s contest with a 3-10 record following a home loss on Thursday Night Football (12/6) to the Denver Broncos 26-13. QB Carson Palmer completed 19 of 30 passes for 273 yards with two touchdowns and one interception for a 101.1 rating. On the defensive side of the ball, LB Philip Wheeler led the club with 10 tackles, DB Phillip Adams had an interception and the Raiders tallied 3.0 sacks of Broncos QB Peyton Manning. Oakland’s defense held Denver’s high-powered offense to four fi eld goals, but were unable to overcome Manning and company’s 428 yards of total offense.
This weekend’s game will mark the 52nd regular season meeting between the two clubs in Oakland/Los Angeles. Following Sunday’s contest against the Raiders, the Chiefs head back home to take on the Indianapolis Colts at Arrowhead Stadium on Dec. 23. Kansas City will close out its 2012 campaign in Denver against the Broncos on Dec. 30. The Raiders will face the Panthers at Carolina on Dec. 23 then close out their season at San Diego on Dec. 30.
CHIEFS-RAIDERS SERIES HISTORY
Sunday’s contest marks the 108th meeting between the Chiefs and Raiders, which is the most Kansas City has faced any single opponent. The Chiefs own a 55-50-2 (.514) overall record against Oakland, including a 53-49-2 mark in the regular season. On the road, the series between the Chiefs and Raiders is tied (25-25-1).
The Chiefs are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Oakland, including the club’s most recent victory on the road against the Raiders, a 28-0 shutout at O.co Coliseum behind a team-record six interceptions, including two returned for TDs by CB Brandon Flowers and S Kendrick Lewis. It was the third time in team history that the Chiefs had shutout the Raiders. Oakland has won six consecutive times at Arrowhead Stadium and seven of the last 10 matchups overall, including this season’s matchup in which Oakland defeated the Chiefs 26-16 (10/28). Prior to then, Kansas City swept the season series for four straight years (2003-06) and won nine matchups in a row from 2003-07.
The Chiefs are 31-15 (.674) overall vs. the Raiders dating back to ’90, including a ’91 AFC playoff tilt. The Chiefs had won seven straight games at Oakland from 2003-09, which marks the longest such streak against the Raiders in league history. Kansas City owns two postseason wins against the Raiders, including a 17-7 win in the ’69 AFL Championship Game.