Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders: Complete Week 12 Preview for Oakland

The Oakland Raiders knew they were in for a tough season. After a massive offseason overhaul of the roster and facing the league's toughest schedule, wins were going to be hard to come by. But no one expected it to be this hard. The team is still looking for its first win as it heads into its Week 12 Thursday night clash against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Although the improvement has been marginal at times, the team has shown progress. This is especially true for the defense, which had another good performance last week against the San Diego Chargers. The unit held Philip Rivers in check for the entire game while giving up only 13 points.

Unfortunately, this hasn't been the case for the offense. The Raiders have managed to score more than 14 points only three times this season. The defense has played much better as the season has progressed. But the offense hasn't done its part, and the defensive efforts have gone to waste.

The Raiders have yet to put together a complete game, but that's what it's going to take to beat the efficient Chiefs, who have quietly been one of the NFL's best teams.

Kansas City has compiled a 7-3 record not by excelling in one area but by smartly exploiting whatever advantage the opposing team offers up. For Oakland to win, it can't show any glaring weakness. That's going to be tough to do for an 0-10 team.

Kickoff is at 8:25 p.m. ET on Thursday night from O.co Coliseum. Here's a full breakdown of Oakland's one prime-time matchup of the season and what it's going to take to turn it into a victory.

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