NFL Week 14 Pick: Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs

Matthew Jordan

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 11:11 PM UTC

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 11:11 PM UTC

One of the wildest endings in recent NFL history occurred when these teams meet in Week 7. Raiders won’t get the season sweep. Survivor Pick: Kansas City.

Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs (-4, 47.5)

Not sure I’ve ever seen an ending like when these two played in Oakland in Week 7, a 31-30 Raiders victory that probably saved their season as they entered at 2-4 and on a four-game skid. Derek Carr threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree on the final play after the game was extended by two straight defensive holding calls. The Raiders also had a go-ahead touchdown pass to Jared Cook with 18 seconds left overturned when replay ruled he was down at the 1. An offensive pass interference on Michael Crabtree wiped another TD on the next play. Carr led an 85-yard drive in the final 2:25 for Oakland, which trailed by nine entering the fourth. He finished 29 for 52 for 417 yards and three touchdowns, with Amari Cooper catching 11 passes for 210 yards and two of the scores. Alex Smith threw for 342 yards and three touchdowns. It was such a fun game. These two teams are tied atop the AFC West with the Chargers are 6-6. The Chiefs were the last team in the NFL to lose this season but have totally imploded. The Raiders don’t often win in Kansas City, though, and it’s going to be Chiefs weather.

  • Raiders are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win.
  • Chiefs are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. AFC West.
Free NFL Pick: Chiefs -4Best Line Offered: Bovada

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The Raiders beat the visiting Giants 24-17 on Sunday despite playing without both Cooper and Crabtree. The former was out with concussion and left ankle issues. When asked Monday if Cooper would play vs. the Chiefs, Jack Del Rio said, well, nothing: "I just remain hopeful. We'll see as the week goes." Crabtree was suspended one game for a skirmish with Denver’s Aqib Talib so he’ll play. The Chiefs were upset at the Jets on Sunday, 38-31. There was some talk that Smith was on thin ice, but he played great in completing 19 of 33 passes for 366 yards and four touchdowns while adding a career-long 70-yard run. Smith became the first player to have a 70-yard pass and a 70-yard run in a game since at least 1966. All four of Smith’s touchdown passes were for more than 20 yards. He became the first player to throw four scoring passes of at least 20 yards in a loss since the Dolphins against the Jets in 1988. Chiefs coach Andy Reid handed over playcalling to offensive coordinator Matt Nagy for the game. Unlike in the previous three games, in which Kansas City failed to score more than 17 points, offense was not the problem this time.

  • Over is 19-8 in Raiders last 27 games following a straight up win.
  • Over is 5-2 in Chiefs last 7 games following a straight up loss.
Free NFL Pick: Over 47.5Best Line Offered: SportsBetting

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