Oct 28, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Richard Seymour (92) warms up before the game with the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

Oakland Raiders Face Kansas City Chiefs in AFC West Showdown


The Oakland Raiders are 2-4 this season and really need to snag a win this week as they face one of their division rivals, the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Raiders have lost all three of their road games so far and hopefully they can change that this afternoon. On the flip side, the Kansas City Chiefs haven’t won a home game all year, so it’ll be interesting to see which team will keep their streak alive.

Darren McFadden really needs to get going if the Raiders want to have any chance of winning today’s game. McFadden is rushing for only 3.1 yards per carry so far, which isn’t what Oakland expects or wants from their star running back. However, he has a good chance of breaking out of his early season slump, as he will be going against a Kansas City defense who hold the 22nd ranked rush defense in the league, allowing 125.0 yards per game.

The Raiders pulled through for an overtime victory last week against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but they beat a team that didn’t have their starting quarterback or starting running back, as Blaine Gabbert and Maurice Jones-Drew both suffered injuries early in the game.

Today, they will be facing Brady Quinn, who was officially named the starting quarterback during the team’s bye week. The Chiefs seem to be done with the inconsistent Matt Cassel.

You won’t want to miss any of the action, so tune in to CBS at 1:05 PT to see two struggling teams go at it and fight hard.

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