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.
Golden Knights goaltender Malcolm Subban improved to 5-0 lifetime in shootouts, and Alex Tuch scored the winning goal against the Arizona Coyotes on Friday at T-Mobile Arena.
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.
Max Pacioretty scored the tying goal with 0.3 seconds left, and Paul Stastny got the game winner 1:52 into overtime as the Golden Knights escaped with a much-needed victory in Nashville.
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.