So here is game 12:
The Chiefs are 1-10 after their showing last week against the Bills and are hitting the road this week to play the Raiders. This is a big game for both teams, as the Chiefs would like to WIN and so would the Raiders. This game could also have great implications for the playoffs division race 2009 NFL Draft.
For the Chiefs to have a chance in this game one of the keys for them will be to make sure their running game gets on track early (LJ get back on track dude!) and Thigpen needs to keep playing like he has been the last several weeks. This should be a decent game for Thigpen to “back on track” (don’t really think he got off track) after a tough matchup against the Bills last week. Good Luck Thiggy.
One thing I am worried about in this game is the Raiders rushing attack. These are the same guys who rushed for 300 yards against the Chiefs in the first meeting and the Chiefs are coming off of a game where they gave up 54 points (a franchise worst) to a Bills offense that is not potent to say the least.
(Slipping on the RED colored glasses) Looking at this from a positive perspective, if the Chiefs can get that running game going, cash in their red zone and TO opportunites, and the defense stops them every onnce in a while I think we have a shot here. The Chiefs MUST win the turnover battle and CASH IN on the TO’s they do create if they want to stand a chance. That’s a lot of “IFs”, but I like our chances this week against a Raiders team that is, well, the Raiders.
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I’ll be yelling from my couch this week, hoping very much for a Chiefs victory.