Oakland Raiders: What You Need to Know Heading into Week 6

Having stunned the San Diego Chargers, with their best overall performance of the season, the Oakland Raiders get another crack at making up ground in the AFC West when they travel to Kansas City for another critical division showdown in Week 6.

The undefeated Chiefs might be the biggest surprise in the entire NFL behind quarterback Alex Smith and coach Andy Reid, who together have helped transform a franchise that has had more downs than ups over the past several seasons.

Oakland does have history on its side, however. The Raiders have won six straight at Arrowhead Stadium and eight of 11 overall in the series between these two former AFL rivals.

Here are a few things to be aware of heading into Sunday’s game, one which looms larger for Oakland than Kansas City. A win could catapult coach Dennis Allen’s team right back in the thick of things in the division, while a loss could drop the Raiders four games off the pace.


Division Standings

 AFC West Record


Denver Broncos 5-0 Kansas City Chiefs 5-0 Oakland Raiders 2-3 San Diego Chargers 2-3  

Another incredible performance by Peyton Manning helped the Denver Broncos outlast the Dallas Cowboys in a wild shootout in Week 5 and kept Denver tied with Kansas City for first place in the division.

The Chiefs held on to beat Tennessee after blowing a 13-0 halftime lead, continuing their best start since 2003. The Raiders kept pace by beating the Chargers behind an outstanding game by quarterback Terrelle Pryor and an opportunistic defense.


Injury Report


Player Injury Rashad Jennings Hamstring  

Jennings sat out most of the second half after suffering a slight hamstring pull. Head coach Dennis Allen doesn&rsqu...

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