This game presents the biggest coaching challenge for Jon Gruden since he left the broadcasting booth. His team is young, and its confidence was badly shaken last weekend.
While slot corner Lamarcus Joyner is set to return on Sunday, the Raiders could be without right tackle Trent Brown against the Chiefs.
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is still looking for his first win at Arrowhead Stadium. The Raiders have not won in Kansas City since 2012.
A week after allowing 34 points to the Jets, the Raiders defense has to counter the vaunted Chiefs offense.
Raiders owner Mark Davis was a member of the volunteer crew at Piero’s Italian Restaurant as the Raiders will formally become the Las Vegas Raiders either in five weeks or after their final playoff game.