Raiders Week is always a big deal for the Chiefs, but this Sunday’s game carries a bit more importance than usual.
The Chiefs are tied with the Raiders and Chargers atop the AFC West with four games to play, so the winner of Sunday’s contest will have a leg up for the division crown. Oakland also won the first meeting in October, so a Raiders victory would give them essentially a two-game lead in the division.
That’s why the news that the Chiefs had suspended Pro Bowl cornerback Marcus Peters for Sunday’s game was met with great joy by Oakland fans:
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