\This week on Thursday Night Football, the 10-2 Oakland Raiders travel to Kansas City to take on the 9-3 Kansas City Chiefs. This is a game that could decide who wins the AFC West. If the Raiders win this game, they likely win the division. If the Chiefs win, they take the division lead by virtue of a tiebreaker. There have been some lackluster Thursday Night Football matchups this season. This game will absolutely not be lackluster. In fact, from a playoff picture perspective, this is one of the bigger games of the 2016 NFL Season.
Some random facts heading into Thursday night's matchup: The last time the Oakland Raiders reached 10 or more wins in a season was in 2002. They lost the Superbowl to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that year. The Kansas City Chiefs have won 20 of their last 24 games after starting last season with a 1-5 record. This matchup might legitimately be the most important Thursday Night Football matchup from a playoff perspective in the history of Thursday Night Football, and stands out as a must-watch. Who will win? Here are some picks!
Oakland Raiders @ Kansas City Chiefs. I'm going with the Oakland Raiders in this one. Both of these teams are on fire, and the Kansas City Chiefs are at home, but I believe in Oakland this year. Derek Carr has emerged as one of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL, and this offense is phenomenal. The Raiders put together a win against the Buffalo Bills last week as our favorite Raider here at Matt and Mike Sports, Branden Jackson, recorded his first career regular season NFL tackle. This week's game is a crucial one for both teams, but even though the game will be played in Kansas City, Oakland can and will win this matchup! Raiders win. Final score: Oakland Raiders 17, Kansas City Chiefs 14.--Mike B.
Raiders @ Chiefs: I am struggling with this game because i think the Cheifs got lucky last week. Their win was based off a pick 6, a pick 2, and a fake punt. The Raiders for me are the 2nd best AFC team in the league and honestly maybe the 3rd best team in the league. Issue for me with the Raiders is Carr Hasn't figured out how to handle cold weather games. It will be 21 degrees tonight. I honestly think that he can shake that and have a decent game though this week with his weapons. Raiders win 23 - 20 over the Chiefs. ---- Matt Koontz
Raiders over Chiefs 20-14
I want to take the Raiders, but I don't think I can this week. Kansas City over Oakland 21-14
Raiders 21 - Kansas City 20
Raiders beat Chiefs, 24-14.