- (Photograph: Reuters/ Dave Kaup)
The Kansas City Chiefs will play the Oakland Raiders in a clash between the basement teams of the AFC West. Both teams have long become irrelevant to the playoff places, but the rivals will need no extra motivation to get one over on each other in today's face off. The game is scheduled to start at 4.25 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream via the link below.
The Kansas City Chiefs are bottom of the AFC West on 2-11, and the Oakland Raiders are just above them in third on 3-10. Both teams have had tough seasons and will be happy to finish out the year and figure out some adjustments to build for the 2013-2014 season.
However, even though it would be easy for both teams to be going through the motions right now, there will be no love lost between these AFC West rivals, and no one will doubt how much each team's set of fans will want to win the bragging rights to this match up.
The Chiefs are averaging just 15 points per game this season, which is enough to rank them 31st in the NFL. A huge part of that problem comes from their passing offense. They are averaging just 186.4 yards per game on the pass, which again is enough for 31st rank in the league. In comparison their rush offense has been one of the best in the NFL, with an average of 149.2 yards per game, which places them 5th in the league.
The Chiefs lost last week to the Cleveland Browns 30-7, which was a slight let down after their win the week before against Carolina by a score of 27-21. After this game against the Raiders, the Chiefs will see out the season with Indianapolis at home before going on the road to play the Denver Broncos in the last game of their season.
Meanwhile the Oakland Raiders have been almost completely opposite in the lob-sided nature of their pass and rush. In passing offense they are averaging 277.7 yards per game, which ranks them 7th in the league, where as for rush offense they are averaging a horrendous 81.2 yards per game, which places them 30th in the NFL this season.
This is not one of the most exciting games of the day in the NFL but should be an intense game with both sides not willing to give a yard.
Kansas City Chiefs vs Oakland Raiders is scheduled to start at 4.25 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.