IT'S all divisional for Thursday night football where the No.1-ranked team heads to Oakland.
The Raiders host the Chiefs in what should be a good game. The Chiefs were being tipped for Super Bowl honours last week but there was a slight hitch with their loss to the Steelers.
Kansas’ weak point over the past couple of weeks have been their pass defence. While Marcus Peters usually locks down his receiver other players haven’t been performing quite so well. The Chiefs have allowed six passing TDs and 353 yards to WRs in the last two weeks.
Cue Amari Cooper. Now early in the season he hasn’t been Oakland’s star wideout (18 catches for 146 yards) but this week's match-up is too good to be true.
While the Chiefs will likely win due to the Raiders' run defence already in Las Vegas, the Raiders won’t go down easy and Cooper should see his average share of the targets as Derek Carr still has the trust in him.
Peters doesn’t shadow the best receiver so Cooper should get some looks against Mitchell who most teams have attacked this season. My only worry is Cooper's health as he seems to be made of glass which is quite surprising considering his 1000+ receiving seasons over his first two years. Look for Cooper to get back on track tonight even if they don’t get the W.
- Amari Cooper (Raiders) over 46.5 receiving yards (1.25am)