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.
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.
Said Raiders owner Mark Davis while leaving MetLife Stadium: “None of that was good.”
As a big opportunity awaits the Raiders, here are three things to keep an eye on Sunday.
The Raiders have two players with an injury status for Sunday’s game. Backup offensive tackle David Sharpe (calf) is out and will not make the trip to the East Coast.