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Follow live: Janikowski FG gives Raiders lead

With first place in the AFC West at stake, the Raiders and Chiefs meet for the second time this season.

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Bob Holtzman ESPN 

When the Raiders and Chiefs met eight weeks ago Alex Smith was 19-22. He's already thrown four incomplete passes tonight.

Bob Holtzman ESPN 

It looks to me like the training staff is looking at Derek Carr's right hand. That's the same hand he injured less than two weeks ago.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

After rookie Vadal Alexander got the start at right guard in the place of late scratch Kelechi Osemele, who is sick, Jon Feliciano moved there for their third series.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

That was a huge, HUGE stop on 4th and 1 by veteran Nate Allen, who is starting at strong safety in place of injured rookie Karl Joseph. Allen said this week he always prepares as though he is going to start.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Andy Reid no doubt felt compelled to try to convert there because of the Chiefs' success this season on fourth down. They were 9-of-11 on fourth down plays before failing there.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

A huge key for the Raiders against the Chiefs will be winning the turnover battle. And after rookie James Cowser recovered a muffed punt, the Raiders capitalized with a 44-yard Sebastian Janikowski field goal. That not only gave Oakland a 3-0 lead but moved the Raiders' turnover margin to +13 on the season, second to Kansas City's league-leading +14.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Raiders have run nine plays and picked up 15 yards. But they have a 3-0 lead after Tyreek Hill's fumble.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Amari Cooper did not become a runner – meaning he did not take enough steps to brace himself for a hit – before he stated falling to the ground So he did not have possession, and thus couldn't have fumbled. That's why NFL replay ruled that an incomplete pass.

Bob Holtzman ESPN 

So far Derek Carr has worked exclusively out of the shotgun. I've been told he will all night. His right pinky is taped. Obviously the finger he dislocated 11 days ago isn't complete healed.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

That's the first fumble Tyreek Hill lost this season. He had fumbled twice before but the Chiefs recovered each time.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

These two teams are a combined 13-3 in games decided by 7 points or less. Kansas City's secret has been avoiding mistakes and making sure they're in position to take advantage of their opponents' mistakes. So obviously, an early muffed-punt turnover is not where the Chiefs need to be living.

Bob Holtzman ESPN 

Official kickoff temperature in Kansas City is 21 degrees. Wind chill is 12. Field is in great shape so the weather really shouldn't be an issue.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

National Anthem time at Arrowhead Stadium...21 degrees with wind chill of 12 degrees.

Bob Holtzman ESPN 

Late arriving crowd in KC. Kickoff is 10 minutes away and there are lots of empty seats.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs will probably mix and match at outside linebacker, as they did last week against the Falcons. Justin Houston, Frank Zombo, Tamba Hali and Dee Ford all played a significant amount of snaps. But Houston and Ford were with the starters in pregame warmups.