Free Sunday NFL Picks: Chiefs vs Raiders (12/15/2013)

Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders
Date and Time: Sunday, 12/15/13 at 4:05pm on CBS
Game Line: Kansas City Chiefs -3.5 (from JustBet)
Over/Under: 41
Sunday NFL Football Analysis: With their three game losing skid behind them, the Kansas City Chiefs can now focus on clinching their first playoff birth in three years.  The Chiefs can lock up a wild card spot with a win on the road against an Oakland team that has lost two in a row.  Kansas City beat Washington 45-10 last Sunday in an effort to prove they’re still one of the elite teams in the league.  Their biggest problem this year has been underperforming against the elite teams while wiping the floor with the bad teams.  Oakland definitely qualifies as a bad team at 4-9 with an offense that only averages 330 yards per game.  The Chiefs could also punch their ticket if Miami suffers a loss or ties against New England on Sunday or Baltimore falls or ties at Detroit on Monday night.  They gave up just 257 yards to the Washington Redskins offense last week and sacked Robert Griffin five times, they looked much more like the Chiefs defense from earlier in the season.  Jamaal Charles continues to have one of the most effective years of his career.  He had 151 yards and a touchdown with another passing touchdown last week and has averaged 100 yards per game.  He had 128 yards and two scores in a 24-7 win at home against Oakland earlier this season.  For Oakland, Matt McGloin is expected to make his fifth straight start after throwing to touchdowns and an interception last weekend against the Jets in a 37-27 loss.  With Charles coming to town, the Raiders need to improve a rush defense that’s allowed 287 yards on the ground to Dallas and New York in the last two weeks. They yielded an average of 99.1 in the first 11 contests.  It is uncertain whether or not Darren McFadden or Rashad Jennings will play in this game, fullback Marcel Reese would get the start if they were unavailable.  There’s no way this patchwork Oakland offense will move the ball against the Kansas City defense and the Kansas City offense will only need to be average to cover the number.
Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders Free NFL Picks: Kansas City -3.5 and under 41
Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders Game Prediction: 24-10 Kansas City
What to expect in this NFL Football match up: The Oakland offense will be able to get nothing going either through the air or running the football against the Chiefs defense.  They don’t have the playmakers at receiver or a healthy running back to keep them guessing.  McGloin will be sacked multiple times and throw a few interceptions.  The Chiefs offense will sputter often too but they will score enough to win and cover the number on the road in Oakland.

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