Raiders 7

(2-4, 0-3 away)

Chiefs 24

(6-0, 3-0 home)

Coverage: CBS

1:00 PM ET, October 13, 2013

Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO 

1 2 3 4 T
OAK 0 7 0 07
KC 0 7 7 1024

Top Performers

Passing: T. Pryor (OAK) - 216 YDS, 1 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: J. Charles (KC) - 22 CAR, 78 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Moore (OAK) - 5 REC, 82 YDS, 1 TD

Raiders-Chiefs Preview


Although the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs are off to their best start in 10 years, coach Andy Reid thinks his team has plenty of issues to work on as they head into their first AFC West contest.

The Chiefs look to keep rolling by ending a six-game home losing streak to the rival Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

Kansas City (5-0) got the go-ahead score on a run by Jamaal Charles with 6:23 left and the Chiefs followed with a pair of interceptions to preserve a 26-17 win at Tennessee on Sunday.

Charles ran for 108 yards and a touchdown and added 37 yards on five catches. He's fifth in the NFL with 397 rushing yards and leads the team with 28 receptions, though hasn't been nearly as effective in recent meetings with the Raiders (2-3).

Charles rushed for 14 yards on 14 carries and finished with 38 total yards as Kansas City dropped both matchups with Oakland last season.

This year, however, been a much different story for the Chiefs. After a 2-14 finish in 2012, they're trying to win their first six games for the first time since a 9-0 start in 2003.

"Listen, we're 5-0 and we're not ashamed of that," Reid said. "But we also know that we got a ton of room to improve. It's important that we continue to do that."

Quarterback Alex Smith has stabilized the most critical position for the Chiefs in his first season in Kansas City, but he'll be looking for a better performance after going 20 of 39 for 245 yards with an interception Sunday.

Smith faced Oakland twice while with San Francisco, throwing for 361 yards with five touchdowns and one pick in a pair of victories.

He could be missing one of his top targets in Donnie Avery, who is recovering from a bruised shoulder. Tight end Anthony Fasano is also uncertain to play, fellow tight end Travis Kelce may miss the rest of the season after having arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and right tackle Eric Fisher is likely out because of a concussion.

The Chiefs would like to get receiver Dwayne Bowe more involved in the offense, as he has just 17 catches for 183 yards and two touchdowns, and a matchup with Oakland might provide the right opportunity. The Raiders gave up 391 passing yards in a 27-17 victory over San Diego last week.

Kansas City went 1 for 4 in the red zone and 1 for 12 on third-down conversions against the Titans.

"You can't make a living doing that, right?" Reid said. "You have to make sure you're more efficient on third down, and you have to shorten the third downs a little bit, too."

Looking to stay tied with Denver atop the AFC West, Kansas City begins a three-game stretch at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs, though, have averaged 12.3 points during their six-game home skid to Oakland.

The Raiders forced five turnovers against the Chargers and have eight takeaways in their last three games after recording none in the first two.

The Chiefs are also playing well defensively, allowing a league-low 11.6 points per game and ranking seventh in total defense at 312.8 yards a contest.

They could receive a tough test from Pryor, who went 18 of 23 for 221 yards and two touchdowns last week. His 135.7 passer rating was the highest for a Raider since Rich Gannon in 2002.

"He's probably leaps and bounds ahead of where we thought he would be at this point in time," coach Dennis Allen said. "The key for him is he continues to work and continues to strive to get better on the little things."

In his last two starts bridging a one-game absence due to a concussion, Pryor has connected on 72.5 percent of his attempts for 502 yards with three scores and no picks. He also leads the Raiders with 229 rushing yards on 37 carries.

Matt Flynn, beaten out for the starting job by Pryor in the preseason, was released this week.

Rashad Jennings started for the injured Darren McFadden and ran for 41 yards on 10 carries against San Diego before suffering his own hamstring injury. McFadden practiced for a third straight day Friday and continues to make progress, while Jennings is questionable.


Passing Leaders

D. Carr61.139873213
M. McGloin71.914221
A. Smith65.33486207
C. Daniel100.0400

Rushing Leaders

L. Murray26610664.06
D. Carr331384.20
C. West1606344.04
A. Smith844985.92

Receiving Leaders

A. Cooper72107014.96
M. Crabtree8592210.89
J. Maclin87108812.58
T. Kelce7287512.25

Team Averages & NFL Ranks

Total YardsOAK
Yards PassingOAK
Yards RushingOAK
Yards AllowedOAK
Pass Yds AllowedOAK
Rush Yds AllowedOAK

Head to Head Matchups (Since 2001)

Kansas City leads 15-11
Dec 16, 2012OAK 15, KC 0
Oct 28, 2012OAK 26, @KC 16
Dec 24, 2011OAK 16, @KC 13
Oct 23, 2011OAK 0, KC 28
Jan 2, 2011OAK 31, @KC 10
Nov 7, 2010OAK 23, KC 20
Nov 15, 2009OAK 10, KC 16
Sep 20, 2009OAK 13, @KC 10
Nov 30, 2008OAK 13, KC 20
Sep 14, 2008OAK 23, @KC 8
Nov 25, 2007OAK 20, @KC 17
Oct 21, 2007OAK 10, KC 12
Dec 23, 2006OAK 9, KC 20
Nov 19, 2006OAK 13, @KC 17
Nov 6, 2005OAK 23, @KC 27
Sep 18, 2005OAK 17, KC 23
Dec 25, 2004OAK 30, @KC 31
Dec 5, 2004OAK 27, KC 34
Nov 23, 2003OAK 24, @KC 27
Oct 20, 2003OAK 10, KC 17
Dec 28, 2002OAK 24, KC 0
Oct 27, 2002OAK 10, @KC 20
Dec 9, 2001OAK 28, KC 26
Sep 9, 2001OAK 27, @KC 24