(NEW YORK) — It’s do or die for the Raiders and the Chiefs as they’ll meet each other at Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday. The Oakland Raiders are coming off three tough losses in a row, fresh off of last week’s 98-yard two-minute drive by the Lions which put Oakland in a huge hole.
“Three weeks ago we were 7-4 and feeling pretty good about ourselves and now all of a sudden we’ve gotten to .500, so that’s not where we want to be,” coach Hue Jackson said. “I think we understand the predicament that we have put ourselves in. So what we need to do is get the ship riding and go to Kansas City and play well.”
The Chiefs however did the unthinkable, they handed the Green Bay Packers (13-1) their first loss of the season under interim head coach Romeo Crennel.
“Hey, you beat the Green Bay Packers that was great,” Crennel said. “But if you don’t get prepared, you don’t get ready to go, we’re going to lose to the Oakland Raiders, and then the game (Sunday) will be kind of down the drain.”
Both teams will need some help in order to stay alive in the AFC West. The division leading Denver Broncos (8-6) will be on the road against the Buffalo Bills (5-9).
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