For the Raiders to leave Kansas City with a share of first place in the AFC West, they need to play flawless on defense and Derek Carr needs to slay his cold-weather demons.
Kenyon Oblad threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Steve Jenkins in overtime to give UNLV a 33-30 win at UNR on Saturday in the final game for Rebels coach Tony Sanchez.
The Golden Knights experimented with their bottom six in their 2-1 shootout win over the Arizona Coyotes on Friday at T-Mobile Arena. The moves caused an immediate impact.
While slot corner Lamarcus Joyner is set to return on Sunday, the Raiders could be without right tackle Trent Brown against the Chiefs.
A week after allowing 34 points to the Jets, the Raiders defense has to counter the vaunted Chiefs offense.
The tight end has seen his numbers dip after a phenomenal start as defenses focus on shutting down the Raiders’ top target.
Hunter Renfrow and Derek Carr had uncanny chemistry, especially on third downs. Replicating that will be a challenge for the Raiders.
The Raiders saw a three-game win streak snapped by the New York Jets and will face division rival Kansas City Chiefs in Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.
Nickel corner Lamarcus Joyner gets in some reps during Wednesday’s indoor session and appears close to a return to the lineup after missing two games with a hamstring injury.
UNLV used a 16-point run late in the second half to pull away and defeat Jackson State on Tuesday at the Thomas Mack Center. Amauri Hardy led the Rebels with 20 points.