The Chiefs are looking to bounce back from last week’s heartbreaking, last-second home loss to the Titans and earn their third playoff berth in four seasons under Andy Reid. While the defeat was distressing, it wasn't a death sentence for Kansas City’s AFC West title hopes.
The Oakland Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs have been rivals since the inaugural season of the AFL in 1960. On Thursday night, they will play in one of the most important games in the recent history of the series.
When it comes to arguing over what the best division in the NFL in, there are only two that really have an argument heading into Week 12: the NFC East and the AFC West. Both have the No. 1 seed in the playoff picture at the moment and each has two wild card teams in the fold.
New Orleans enters this game on a two-game winning streak after starting 0-3. Kansas City has alternated winning and losing from week to week. Both won divisional games last week, as the Saints outlasted the Panthers 41-38 at home and the Chiefs beat the Raiders 26-10 on the road.