Not long ago, “Thursday Night Football” was synonymous with boring matchup between two bad teams, but that hasn’t been the case this season. And the trend continues in Week 7, as the Oakland Raiders host the Kansas City Chiefs on October 19.
Though Oakland has struggled to start the year, they still have the talent to give the 5-1 Chiefs problems in what should be an entertaining division battle.
Kickoff is scheduled for 8:25 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on CBS. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, here’s how to watch a live stream on your computer, tablet or streaming device:
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2017 AFC West Standings
|1||Kansas City Chiefs||5-1||+47||L1|
|3||Los Angeles Chargers||2-4||-15||W2|
The Raiders in the midst of a four-game slide, dropping a once playoff hopeful squad to the bottom of the division. Offensively, the Raiders rank just 20th in the NFL in yards per play (5.1) and 18th in points per game (20.7), though those numbers should improve as Derek Carr continues to return to full health after his back injury.
The defensive side of the ball is where Oakland’s real issues reside, as they rank 27th in yards per play allowed (5.6), 29th in yards per pass attempt allowed (8.0) and 23rd in sack rate.
On the other side of the ball, the Chiefs had their usual problems last week with the Steelers, but they’ve mostly been explosive offensively, leading the league in yards per play (6.4) behind an efficient balance of run and pass.
Games on short weeks are always predictable, but oddsmakers expect Kansas City to have its way on the road against the Raiders, favoring the Chiefs by a field goal.