by CK Rairden
A Oakland (0-0) at Kansas City (0-0)
Arrowhead Stadium: Noon Central.
Line: Oakland -3
STREAKS/RECORDS: Oakland has won three straight.
Chiefs lead series 40-39-2.
LAST TIME WE MET: 11/5/00: Chiefs 31 at Raiders
49. Oakland QB Rich Gannon passes for 4 TDs, two apiece
to WR Andre Rison and TE Rickey Dudley.
TV: CBS (12:00 PM CT): Kevin Harlan, Dan Dierdorf,
Bonnie Bernstein (Field reporter)
-Oakland had NFLs top ground game last season (154.4
yards per) & AFC-most 23 TD runs.
-QB Rich Gannon is 20-12 in two seasons as clubs
starter. Has 810 passing yards & 9 TD passes in past
3 vs. Chiefs.
-Ranked second in AFC last season with 29.9 points per
-RB Tyrone Wheatley has 345 scrimmage yards & 4 TDs
in past 3 vs. Chiefs.
-Raiders had fewest giveaways (20) in conference in 00.
-Chiefs have won 7 of past 10 at Arrowhead Stadium &
11 of past 12 home openers.
-WR Derrick Alexander had 217 rec. yards & 2 TD vs.
Oakland in 2000.
-TE Tony Gonzalez has TD catch in 4 of past 5 vs. Raiders.
-Chiefs have NFL-high 141 takeaways since 1997.
-Chiefs held the ball for only 47:30 vs. Oakland in 2000.
LB Mike Maslowski knee Out; C Casey Wiegmann
abdomen Out; WR Derrick Alexander ankle Questionable;
LB Larry Atkins foot Questionable; LB Donnie
Edwards ankle Probable; WR Chris Thomas calf
DT Rod Coleman pectoral muscle Doubtful; LB Greg
Biekert hamstring Questionable; RB Terry Kirby
hip Questionable; WR Jerry Porter shoulder Questionable.
WHAT TO WATCH:
When the Raiders have the ball:
The Raiders have successfully run the ball against the
Chiefs during their current three game win streak. They
will attempt to do so again.
Keep an eye on the KC defense bringing up extra players
near the line of scrimmage to defense the run.
When the Chiefs have the ball:
The Chiefs need to move the chains. They will use a short
passing game and various formations to attempt to catch
the Raiders defense out of position.
Keep an eye on the pressure Oakland tries to put on new
Chiefs QB Trent Green.
KEY STAT FROM PRIOR
Time of Possession last year:
Raiders 72:30, Chiefs 47.30