Sunday’s game will mark the 107th meeting between the Chiefs and Raiders, the most against any team the Chiefs have ever played. The Chiefs own a 55-49-2 (.528) overall record against Oakland, but the Raiders have won five consecutive times at Arrowhead Stadium and six of the last 10 matchups overall. Prior to that, Kansas City swept the season series for four straight years (2003-06) and won nine matchups in a row from 2003-07.
Last season, the teams split the series with both squads winning on the road. On Oct. 23, 2011, the Chiefs blew out the Raiders in a 28-0 shutout in Oakland behind a team-record six interceptions, including two returned for TDs by CB Brandon Flowers and S Kendrick Lewis.
On Dec. 24, 2011 at Arrowhead, Oakland won 16-13 in overtime on a 36-yard field goal by K Sebastian Janikowski. Carson Palmer completed a 53-yard pass to Darrius Heyward-Bey on the first offensive play of OT. Oakland DT Richard Seymour blocked two Chiefs field goal attempts that afternoon.
QB Brady Quinn is the number one guy after being named the starter by Head Coach Romeo Crennel on Monday. Quinn started in the last game at Tampa Bay on Oct. 14 and completed 22 of 38 passes for 180 yards with two interceptions.
The Chiefs are led by RB Jamaal Charles, who leads the league in rushing yards (98.5) and scrimmage yards (119.3) per game. He is averaging 5.1 yards per carry and 7.8 yards per reception out of the backfield.
Oakland is 2-4 and coming off of a 26-23 overtime victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars. QB Carson Palmer has completed 148 of 241 passes for 1,732 yards with seven TDs and four INTs. RB Darren McFadden has rushed 103 times for 324 yards (3.1 avg.) with two TDs. TE Brandon Myers leads all Raiders receivers with 28 receptions for 332 yards (11.9 avg.).