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Test your Chiefs-Raiders IQ with these 10 questions about their rivalry

Chiefs defensive back Husain Abdullah ran back a 44-yard interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Raiders Oct. 13, 2013, at Arrowhead Stadium.
Chiefs defensive back Husain Abdullah ran back a 44-yard interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Raiders Oct. 13, 2013, at Arrowhead Stadium. The Kansas City Star

Like two veteran pugilists whose careers keep sending them into the ring to bludgeon one another, the Chiefs and Raiders know each other well.

And like any respectable rivals, each seems to keep finding new ways to bedevil the other: scoring into the 50s, perhaps, or simply shutting out the opponent.

With another edition of this storied AFC West rivalry on tap Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium, we thought it fitting to engage our Chiefs readership in a little test of trivia.

Here are 10 questions sure to challenge your Chiefs-Raiders IQ.

Questions

1. True or false: The Chiefs have played the Raiders more times than they’ve played any other opponent.

2. Who has more passing yards this season: KC’s Alex Smith or the Raiders’ Derek Carr?

3. Who holds Oakland’s record for most rushing yards in a single game against the Chiefs?

4. Who holds Oakland’s record for most receiving yards in a single game against the Chiefs?

5. The Chiefs beat the Raiders on Oct. 13 last year at Arrowhead. Which Chiefs player had a pick-six in that game?

6. True or false: The Raiders are the last team to shut out the Chiefs.

7. Which former Raiders quarterback holds the franchise record for best QB rating in a single game?

8. In 2000, then-Raiders coach Jon Gruden drafted placekicker Sebastian Janikowski in the first round out of Florida State. Who did he succeed as Oakland’s kicker?

9. Who is the Raiders’ assistant coach who hails from Wichita?

10. One current Chief was a Raider last season. Can you name him?

Answers

1. True. Sunday’s game marks the 112th meeting between the Chiefs and Raiders. The Chiefs are 57-52-2 (.523) all-time against Oakland.

2. It’s close, but Carr has a few more than Smith: Carr has 2,676 yards passing this season to Smith’s 2,657.

3. Darren McFadden, with 164 on Sept. 14, 2008.

4. Fred Biletnikoff, with 158 on Nov. 23, 1967.

5. Safety Husain Abdullah had a 44-yard interception return for a touchdown as the Chiefs won 24-7.

6. True. They blanked the Chiefs 15-0 at Oakland on Dec. 16, 2012.

7. Rich Gannon, 148.3. He completed 18 of 24 passes and threw for four TDs as the Raiders beat San Diego 28-9 on Nov. 14, 1999. Also a former Chief, Gannon has three of the Raiders’ Top 10 single-game QB ratings of all-time, most of any Oakland quarterback.

8. Joe Nedney, who succeeded Michael Husted in the 14th game of the Raiders’ 1999 season (and kicked the winning field goal in overtime as Oakland won the regular-season finale at Arrowhead, booting the Chiefs from playoff contention).

9. Wide receivers Coach Ted Gilmore, who was a three-sport standout at Wichita South High and later played at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kan. Gilmore was also KU’s tight ends coach in 1999.

10. Defensive end Vance Walker, who signed a three-year deal worth $13 million with the Chiefs this past offseason.

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