Why will a big win for the Raiders keep them alive?
A big win over the Chiefs on Sunday night will keep the Raiders alive in the AFC West for the foreseeable future.
The Raiders had lost six straight, and this win will be their second in a row.
If they don’t pull out a victory on Sunday against the Chiefs, they would need a win on the road against the Steelers.
Pittsburgh beat Oakland in Week 4, a game in which the Raiders lost a thrilling 23-20.
This will be the Raiders’ first win over a divisional opponent since beating the New York Giants in Week 3 in their home opener.
Oakland has now won four straight at home against AFC West opponents.
In the four games that Oakland has played at home since the Raiders last home victory, the team has averaged 35 points a game.
On Saturday, Oakland was down 17-10.
The Raiders defense had been dominating the Chiefs offense.
Kansas City ran for two touchdowns in the first half, and Oakland gained a few yards on a couple of other drives.
Kirk Cousins was sacked for a season-high 35 yards.
Cousins had a passer rating of 88.6 when throwing his first touchdown pass.