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What to Watch for: Kansas City Chiefs @ Oakland Raiders

Don’t fear readers! I know you were all freaking out thinking that there wasn’t going to be a What to Watch for thread this week, but fret no more! Due to the networking here in beautiful Baldwin City, KS, I have been unable to log on and create the article in which many of you base your weeks off of. I do apologize, but lets get started.

This week is a special week for me because it is the first WTWF thread during RAIDER WEEK! Bring it on…

Eric Berrraayyyy, Eric Berrayyy!

No don’t exit out of the page! I promise that horrendous music video has made its’ first and last appearance on Chiefs Command. However, good old Mr. Eric Berry plays a key role in what I will be watching for this upcoming sunday. When Mr. Berry was drafted, he was given names such as playmaker, ballhawk, game-changer, and others. For the first few weeks of the season, we were wondering if we had drafted the right Berry. But don’t look now, because someone has been playing some solid football these past two weeks. I’m not very big on stats here, but here are a few for you all: 14 tackles (11 solo), 1 forced fumble, 4 pass deflections, and 2 interceptions. Say what you want about how easy the two balls he picked off were, but there’s no denying that the guy has a knack for the ball, especially in big situations coming down the wire.

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    The Containing of ‘Run DMC’

    Is it just me, or are there way to many ‘DMC’s’ in the football world? Personally, when I hear DMC I think Dexter McCluster, with my completely unbiased self. Anyways, the Kansas City Chiefs need to contain Darren McFadden if they wish to beat the Oakland Raiders. DMC #2 (in my book at least) has been playing like a man amongst boys these past few weeks, raking up 331 total yards and 4 td’s. The Chiefs run D has been very solid this year, containing a few of the leagues best such as Frank Gore and Maurice Jones-Drew, and they better hope to continue this dominance against another one of the leagues most premier backs.

    Getting Up

    I personally believe that the Chiefs have had a hard time ‘getting up’ these past few weeks. I know, I know, the Buffalo Bills took the Baltimore Ravens to overtime, so there is no possible way the Chiefs could have overlooked them right? I just don’t believe that. Yes, they did play a very good game in Baltimore, and yes, Ryan Fitzpatrick is playing out of his mind, but last time I checked they are still the Buffalo Bills, and they walked into the stadium at 0-6. I do not think that all of the Chiefs players took them very seriously, it should have cost them a victory.

    On the contrary, I do not believe that the Chiefs will have a problem getting up for the Raider game this week. The Raiders/Chiefs contest will be the one of the most significance in recent history; maybe only rivaled by the potential magnitude of the week 17 matchup in Arrowhead. The Chiefs need to come out firing and not dig themselves in a hole early. The one thing that you cannot do on the road in a hostile environment: Turn the ball over!

    What to Watch for: Across the NFL

    Indianapolis Colts @ Philadelphia Eagles

    This week was pretty tough to choose, because I think the Chiefs and Raiders game will be one of the best games of the week. However, I chose this one because this is a monumental game for my fantasy team. The return of Michael Vick can push me to glory or crush me to defeat relatively easily. With Matt Cassel sitting in the backup spot, lets all hope for a healthy return for Mr. Vick.

    Honorable Mention: New York Jets @ Detroit, San Diego @ Houston

    For those of you wondering, Pet-Peeve of the week will only be a part of the post if there is one. This week I didn’t see anything that stuck out, so I will just leave it be.

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    • It’s too bad the real DMC probably won’t be on the field. It’s going to be interesting to see the Raiders with all their weapons they have drafted and a QB better than JaMarcus Russell throwing to them.

      I will put myself in the camp that collectively says that Haley should be up for this game. Yes, there are times when it is fortuitous to go for it on 4th but there are times when you have to consider what quarter it is and the score then take the points. At least, Haley needs to be the guy that goes for it on the 33 (4th &8) if he is going to be the same guy that goes for it on 4th & 2 in his own zone. Just sayin, the Chiefs played an unnecessary extra quarter.

    • This is the game that has worried me the most all year…. I didn’t think the Chiefs would beat the Colts of Texans, so I didn’t really worry about it too much. As the game went on last week, I became more and more nervous, which actually feels good for once – A game that matters – But, I think the Chiefs CAN beat the Raiders… I’m not sure I think they will…

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