INSIDE THE NUMBERS: KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (10-3) AT OAKLAND RAIDERS (4-9)
December 11, 2013INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (10-3) AT OAKLAND RAIDERS (4-9)
CHIEFS: Are 5-1 on road this season…Have won 8 of past 10 at Oak…Last week, ANDY REID became 21st coach in NFL history to win 150 games (incl. postseason)…KC (+15) has best turnover ratio in NFL…QB ALEX SMITH is 3-0 as starter vs. Oak. with 5 TDs vs. 1 INT & 86.9 rating. Smith (367) needs 20 rush yards for most in season by Chiefs QB (TYLER THIGPEN, 386)…RB JAMAAL CHARLES had season-best 151 rush yards on 19 att. (7.9 avg.) with rush TD last week. Has 4 rush TDs in past 3. Is 1st Chief ever with 4 career 1,000-yard rush seasons. Averages 124.8 scrimmage yards per game in ’13, 2nd-best in AFC…WR DWAYNE BOWE has TD rec. in 3 of past 4…Allow AFC-low 17.2 points per game in 2013…LB DERRICK JOHNSON leads team with 96 tackles. LB TAMBA HALI (11) has registered at least 10 sacks for 3rd time in career. Had 2.5 sacks in last game vs. Oak…S ERIC BERRY has 3.5 sacks this season, most among NFL DBs…CB BRANDON FLOWERS had 2 INTs & INT-return TD at Oak. on 10/23/11…Last week, KC posted 2nd game in franchise history with KR-TD & PR-TD…
RAIDERS: As starter, rookie QB MATT MC GLOIN has 957 passing yards with 6 TDs vs. 3 INTs & 88.7 rating. QB TERRELLE PRYOR (508) needs 22 rush yards to surpass RICH GANNON (529 in 2000) for most rush yards by Oak QB in single-season…Club ranks 1st in AFC with 134.4 rush yards per game in 2013…FB MARCEL REECE had career-high 123 rush yards on 19 att. (6.5 avg.), incl. 63-yard rush TD vs. Jets. In past 5, RB RASHAD JENNINGS is averaging 89.6 rush yards per game (90 att., 448 yards) & has 4 rush TDs. RB DARREN MC FADDEN has rushed for 100+ yards in 2 of past 3 vs. KC (114, 110)…WR ROD STREATER had career-high 130 rec. yards last week. Streater (787) needs 213 rec. yards to become 1st Raider with 1,000 rec. yards in season since RANDY MOSS (1,005) in 2005. WR ANDRE HOLMES has 10 catches for 199 yards (19.9 avg.) in past 2…For career vs. Chiefs, S CHARLES WOODSON has 6 INTs, 2 INT-return TDs, 3 FFs & 2 FRs…LB NICK ROACH has FF in each of past 3 games. Leads team with 98 tackles. LB KEVIN BURNETT posted 1st INT of season last week.