Oakland Raiders Aim to Hand Kansas City Chiefs Their First Loss
The Chefs are seeking their sixth straight win this season which would mark the first time since the team went 9-0 in 2003 that they have won their first six games.
Behind a new head coach in Andy Reid, the Chiefs have already won more games than they did during the 2012 season. They may be one of the few undefeated teams left in the NFL but Reid still sees opportunity for improvement.
Against the Tennessee Titans last week, the Chiefs went 1-for-4 in the red zone and 1 for 12 on third-down conversions. Reid recognizes that if the team keeps up that type of play, it’s going to be hard to win games down the road.
“You can’t make a living doing that, right?” Reid states.
While the coaching has been a great part of the Chiefs success, the quarterback play from Alex Smith has been solid. Through the first five games, Smith has tallied 1202 passing yards with seven touchdowns and three interceptions.
Consistent play from the quarterback position has been what the Chiefs were looking for to go along with their star running back Jamaal Charles who has 92 carries for 397 yards and three touchdowns. The Smith-Charles connection through the air has been a big part in their five wins as Charles has racked up 250 yards with two touchdowns.
Terrelle Pryor and the Raiders look to end the Chiefs winning streak as Pryor is entering his second week back since suffering a concussion. In his Week 5 contest, Pryor showed no signs of slowed play as he went 18-23 with 221 yards and two touchdowns.
Pryor proves to be a tough test for the Chiefs defense as he is a multi-threat quarterback who has gained 229 yards on the ground to go along with his passing attack.
The Chiefs defense has allowed 198 yards passing per game and 115 yards rushing along with averaging a league-low 11.6 points per game.
With Darren McFadden questionable for the Raiders, Rashad Jennings has a chance to get the start, although he is banged up as well which leaves no threat standing in the backfield against the Chiefs. The eye of the Chiefs defense will solely lie on Pryor and if the Raiders want to end the Chiefs undefeated streak, Pryor will need to be at his best for the entire duration of the game.