Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders: Full Oakland Game Preview

The Oakland Raiders will play a meaningful December game against a surging Kansas City Chiefs team on a five-game winning streak.

Both teams' playoff hopes have fluctuated throughout the season. Though unexpected, the Raiders tasted early successes to propel the franchise into playoff contention. 

Despite losing starting running back Jamaal Charles amid a 1-5 start, Kansas City currently holds an AFC wild-card spot and an 85 percent chance of playing in the postseason, per ESPN analytics (via ESPN.com's Adam Teicher).

The Raiders plan to spoil those chances and create their own postseason pathway. It begins with a quality victory over a division opponent steamrolling the competition with physicality and a smothering defense.

This contest resembles the Raiders’ Week 10 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings. Oakland must stop the run and find holes in an aggressive secondary that has allowed fewer than 200 passing yards in four of the last five games.

It’s Raiders versus Chiefs for second place in the AFC West and possibly a playoff spot. What’s the buzz between these two teams? Who wins the first matchup?

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