Thursday Night Pick: Chiefs @ Raiders

Posted by Jack Tumen

Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

Chiefs (7-3) @ Raiders (0-10)

At this point in the season, the question of going defeated becomes very real for the Oakland Raiders. Seemingly incapable in every facet of the game, it’s a wonder to me that Reggie McKenzie wasn’t send packing with Dennis Allen earlier this year. It was McKenzie’s fault that Allen was dealt the hand he was dealt in the first place. Regardless, shame on everyone.

The only bright spots in the Black Hole right now come in the forms of rookies Derek Carr and Khalil Mack. In terms of finding a leader on both sides of the ball, those two are certainly great starts as the Raiders look to future drafts to fill in the holes around them.

As far as this game goes, it’s easy to think “trap game” for Kansas City with this matchup sandwiched between last years’ Super Bowl teams. I’ve tried to give Oakland as much love as possible this season but I think the Chiefs come into this game focused and ready to take care of business on the road. It’s hard to believe they’re tied with Denver for 1st place in the AFC West but credit is due where it’s deserved. The Chiefs have been able to win with last year’s ground-and-pound blueprint. KC takes care of business.

KC 27, OAK 16

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