Quick Take: Chiefs-Raiders

In Brief

» Last meeting: JaMarcus Russell led the Raiders on a 2-minute drive to defeat the Chiefs, 13-10, in Week 2.
» Streaks: Oakland has won three of the past four meetings, but trails the overall series, 53-46-2, including the playoffs.
» Last week: The Jaguars survived a late rally by the Chiefs and hung on for a 24-21 win. ... Oakland was on a bye.

Keep your eye on ...Russell's state of mind: The bye gave Oakland's third-year quarterback a chance to regroup after a difficult first half of the season and his first chance for a fresh start comes against Kansas City's 30th-ranked defense.

Oakland's pass rush: Kansas City has surrendered an AFC-high 30 sacks this season and that has kept the offense from sustaining many drives. The Raiders have enough talented pass rushers (Richard Seymour, Greg Ellis, Tommy Kelly) to exploit the Chiefs' weakness.

K.C. minus LJ: For the first time since 2002, Kansas City will play a game without Larry Johnson on the roster this Sunday. The Chiefs released their longtime running back on Monday and will go with youngsters Jamaal Charles and Kolby Smith for the rest of the season.

Did you know?

The Chiefs have won six consecutive games at Oakland. ... Kansas City QB Matt Cassel is 7-4 on the road as a starter in his career. ... Raiders RB Justin Fargas has 462 career rushing yards against the Chiefs -- his highest total vs. any opponent. ... Kirk Morrison leads the Raiders in tackles with 70.

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