Three matchups to watch in Raiders' showdown vs. Chiefs originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
The Raiders hope to complete a season sweep of the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday at Allegiant Stadium, although they are bracing for the Chiefs’ best punch, knowing the Super Bowl champions are still smarting from the 40-32 loss the Raiders handed them at Arrowhead Stadium last month.
Here are three key matchups as the 6-3 Raiders attempt to close within a game of 8-1 Kansas City atop the AFC West.
LB Nicholas Morrow vs. TE Travis Kelce
Cory Littleton did not practice this week while going through COVID-19 protocol after testing positive last week, and his status for Sunday is still in question. That leaves Morrow, who played the best game of his Raiders career last week in relief of Littleton.
The stakes are decidedly higher this week. Kansas City offers an array of offensive weapons that the Denver Broncos, last week’s opponent, do not possess.