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Oakland Raiders prep for short week

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The winless Oakland Raiders will have to get over their latest setback in a hurry. Oakland hosts division rival Kansas City on Thursday night, and interim coach Tony Sparano has shuffled the practice schedule to get ready.

To help with the quick turnaround, Sparano has called a one-hour practice for Monday night beginning at 5:45 p.m. The Raiders will hold a full workout Tuesday -- the normal day off for players -- followed by another abbreviated practice Wednesday.

Because the team’s practice fields are not lit up, Oakland brought in towers of lights last week and will use them for the evening workout.

Thursday's game is the Raiders' only appearance in prime time this season. Oakland has lost four of its previous five Thursday night games and has won only three games in prime time since 2004.

Kansas City (7-3) has one of the toughest home stadiums to play at, but the Chiefs have felt pretty comfortable at O.co Coliseum, too. They’ve won nine of their previous 11 trips to Oakland, including a 56-31 victory last December.

The Raiders (0-10) are riding a 16-game losing streak overall and haven’t won at home since beating the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-18 on Oct. 27, 2013.