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OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Latavius Murray #28 of the Oakland Raiders stiff arms Sean Smith #21 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the game at O.co Coliseum on November 20, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Five Things: Chiefs-Raiders Thursday Night Roundup

The Oakland Raiders upset the Kansas City Chiefs last night 24-20 for their first win of the season. With the loss, the Chiefs (7-4) are no longer tied atop the AFC West with the Broncos.

11/21/2014

Vincent Brown of the Raiders, right, is tackled by the Chiefs' Ron Parker during Oakland's 24-20 win Thursday night in Oakland. (credit: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Raiders End Losing Streak With 24-20 Victory Over Chiefs

Derek Carr threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to James Jones with 1:42 remaining and the Oakland Raiders snapped a 16-game losing streak with a 24-20 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night.

11/20/2014

Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers reacts towards his receiver during the NFL football game against Kansas City Chiefs at Qualcomm Stadium on October 19, 2014, in San Diego, California. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Chargers Exposed In Loss To Chiefs, Head To Denver

The AFC West is proving harder for the San Diego Chargers than most people thought it would be.

10/20/2014

Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe #82 of the Kansas City Chiefs is brought down after a catch and run by linebacker Kavell Conner #53 of the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on October 19, 2014 in San Diego, California. The Chiefs won 23-20. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Santos’ 49-Yard Field Goal Lifts Chiefs Over Chargers

Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs have made the AFC West a three-team race.

10/19/2014

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Chargers Will Get Tested By Alex Smith, Chiefs

The San Diego Chargers’ streak of facing inexperienced quarterbacks ends Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs and Alex Smith.

10/16/2014

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Opponent Profile: Chargers Look To Continue Momentum, Host Chiefs Sunday

Following a hard-fought 31-28 win Sunday in Oakland, the Chargers turned their attention to division rival number two, the Kansas City Chiefs.

10/14/2014

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Snake-bit Chiefs Fall Short As Defense Fails Repeatedly In Second-half Collapse

The Kansas City Chiefs lost an eighth-straight postseason game on Saturday, losing 45-44 to the Indianapolis Colts after holding a 28-point lead in the third quarter.

01/05/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 20: Outside linebacker Tamba Hali #91 of the Kansas City Chiefs is congratulated by outside linebacker Justin Houston #50 after sacking quarterback Case Keenum #7 of the Houston Texans late in the 2nd half of the game at Arrowhead Stadium on October 20, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Chiefs Might Be Getting Healthy Again At Just The Right Time

Injuries slowed down the Kansas City Chiefs in the second half of the NFL season, but now they are much healthier as the playoffs approach.

01/03/2014

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 15: Jamaal Charles #25 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on December 15, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Chiefs Prepare To Face Colts In Playoffs

Just two weeks ago, the Kansas City Chiefs lost at home to the Indianapolis Colts in a game that sealed the AFC West team’s postseason fate. Can they flip that outcome on the road in the playoffs?

12/31/2013

KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 24: Center Nick Hardwick #61 of the San Diego Chargers surveys the defense during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on November 24, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Chargers Look To Sweep Chiefs, Still Need Help To Make Playoffs

While the road to an AFC West Wild Card spot is far from certain, the San Diego Chargers may still very well have something to play for come Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.

12/24/2013

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 27: Wide receiver Dexter McCluster #22 of the Kansas City Chiefs leaps into the stands to celebrate after scoring a touchdown during the game against the Cleveland Browns at Arrowhead Stadium on October 27, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Welker/Getty Images)

Chargers Need Miracle, Visit Kansas City Sunday

Don’t look now, but the San Diego Chargers are on the kind of roll that no NFL team wants to be on.

11/19/2013

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Fantasy Vs. Reality: NFL Player Impact Doesn’t Always Line Up

Every year around this time, I find myself getting asked the same question over and over again from people who know I enjoy football. “So, who do you like this season?”

08/26/2013

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Top 10 NFL Players On New Teams

Super Bowl contenders upgraded their rosters either by trade or free agency. Losing teams added talent in the hopes of making a run at the playoffs. Here are 10 of the most noteworthy moves.

08/21/2013

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Fantasy Football: Top 12 Sleepers By Position

Here’s a look at some sleepers that could pay dividends in your fantasy league.

08/16/2013

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 29: Quarterback Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers throws a pass against the Arizona Cardinals during an NFL game at University of Phoenix Stadium on October 29, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Alex Smith Looks To Bring Playmaking Ability Back To Kansas City

After years of horrible seasons, poor performances, and multiple coaches, the Chiefs have completely rebuilt their foundation. It is now centered around former first pick and 49er, Alex Smith.

08/10/2013

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