|Last 3 Games||1-2||-0.2||2-1||1-2||14.3||10.0||309.7||(5.5)||0.7||22.7||10.3||368.3||(6.3)||0.3|
|Offense (All Games)||15.0||6.9||19.2||31:35||32-150||(4.7)||18-31||58.9%||186||(6)||63-336||(5.3)||(22.4)|
|Opponents Defensive Avg.||23.1||11.1||20.4||30:20||27-113||(4.2)||22-36||62.1%||240||(6.7)||63-353||(5.6)||(15.3)|
|Offense Road Games||14.5||4.8||19.0||32:17||32-156||(4.9)||18-33||55.5%||190||(5.7)||65-347||(5.3)||(23.9)|
|Defense (All Games)||27.1||13.3||17.8||29:09||28-131||(4.6)||17-28||60.0%||218||(7.8)||56-349||(6.2)||(12.9)|
|Opponents Offensive Avg.||23.7||11.9||19.8||30:08||26-105||(4.1)||22-36||61.9%||246||(6.9)||62-351||(5.7)||(14.9)|
|Defense Road Games||29.0||11.3||16.7||29:18||28-133||(4.7)||16-27||58.9%||211||(7.8)||55-345||(6.2)||(11.9)|
|Stats For (All Games)||1.3||1.2||2.5||-1.7||14-5||35.8%||1-1||63.6%||3-67||(21.6)||3-26||(9.4)||5-44|
|Opponents Avg. Stats Against||0.9||0.7||1.6||2||13-5||39.1%||1-0||51.2%||3-60||(22.9)||22-2||(9.8)||6-52|
|Stats For (Road Games)||1.2||1.2||2.3||-1.3||14-5||32.9%||1-1||57.1%||3-62||(19.5)||3-22||(8.4)||5-46|
|Stats Against (All Games)||0.5||0.3||0.8|| ||12-5||37.6%||0-0||75.0%||2-49||(25.3)||2-27||(14.2)||5-41|
|Opponents Avg. Stats For||1||0.6||1.6|| ||13-5||39.1%||1-0||46.9%||3-63||(24.3)||21-2||(9.7)||6-53|
|Stats Against (Road Games)||0.5||0.5||1.0|| ||12-5||39.2%||0-0||0.0%||2-35||(19.1)||2-45||(18.1)||5-43|
|Last 3 Games||0-3||-3||0-2||0-3||13.3||3.3||323.7||(5.6)||1.7||26.7||15.7||439.3||(6.4)||1.0|
|Offense (All Games)||19.1||8.1||19.2||28:49||22-81||(3.8)||25-41||60.7%||278||(6.7)||63-359||(5.7)||(18.8)|
|Opponents Defensive Avg.||22.5||11.3||20.1||31:38||27-112||(4.1)||22-35||61.1%||239||(6.7)||63-351||(5.6)||(15.6)|
|Offense Home Games||21.9||7.6||21.4||28:23||20-74||(3.8)||28-45||63.1%||293||(6.6)||64-368||(5.7)||(16.8)|
|Defense (All Games)||30.9||13.5||20.5||31:21||29-131||(4.6)||23-34||66.5%||259||(7.5)||63-390||(6.2)||(12.6)|
|Opponents Offensive Avg.||23.3||11.1||19.7||30:57||26-106||(4)||22-36||61.6%||241||(6.8)||62-347||(5.6)||(14.9)|
|Defense Home Games||28.9||13.6||20.6||31:55||28-119||(4.3)||24-35||68.4%||267||(7.7)||63-386||(6.2)||(13.4)|
|Stats For (All Games)||1.1||0.7||1.8||-0.5||13-4||33.5%||1-0||28.6%||3-65||(22.3)||2-11||(5.7)||7-57|
|Opponents Avg. Stats Against||0.9||0.6||1.6||1.9||14-5||37.6%||1-0||54.6%||3-60||(23.7)||21-2||(9.4)||7-54|
|Stats For (Home Games)||1.3||0.6||1.9||-0.9||13-5||40.4%||1-0||37.5%||3-67||(22.4)||2-5||(3.1)||7-57|
|Stats Against (All Games)||0.7||0.5||1.2|| ||13-6||42.5%||1-1||70.0%||2-50||(27.3)||3-31||(10.2)||6-54|
|Opponents Avg. Stats For||1||0.7||1.7|| ||13-5||38.3%||1-0||49.8%||3-64||(24.4)||23-2||(9.8)||6-53|
|Stats Against (Home Games)||0.4||0.6||1.0|| ||13-5||38.9%||1-1||66.7%||2-59||(24.1)||2-21||(10.4)||8-75|
|Average power rating of opponents played: KANSAS CITY 20.5, OAKLAND 20.3|
|11/1/2012||@ SAN DIEGO||13-31||L||7||L||41||O||30-113||19-29-176||4||26-123||18-20-216||2|
|12/16/2012||@ OAKLAND|| || || || || || || || || || || || |
|12/23/2012||INDIANAPOLIS|| || || || || || || || || || || || |
|12/30/2012||@ DENVER|| || || || || || || || || || || || |
|10/28/2012||@ KANSAS CITY||26-16||W||1||W||41||O||34-135||14-28-209||1||22-102||22-34-197||4|
|12/16/2012||KANSAS CITY|| || || || || || || || || || || || |
|12/23/2012||@ CAROLINA|| || || || || || || || || || || || |
|12/30/2012||@ SAN DIEGO|| || || || || || || || || || || || |
|KANSAS CITY: Even though new offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. are more versed in power blocking, they apparently lured RT Eric Winston from Houston by promising more of a zone scheme. It fits with their personnel and shouldn't be a major transition. Jamaal Charles is the starter as soon as he proves he's healthy, and the Chiefs will run a lot of single-back, two-tight end stuff. Peyton Hillis should take at least a third of the reps at tailback and could be closer to a 50/50 split if Charles is slow to recover from his torn ACL. Hillis will see some time at fullback. There will, however, be certain game plans where Dexter McCluster plays more snaps than Hillis. One of Hillis' big roles will be in the red zone, where he figures to get carries near the goal line. Under Daboll, things should be opened up a little more for Matt Cassel this year. K.C. will likely spread things out, whether it be with three receivers or two tight ends, and go with more quick throws. Dwayne Bowe remains the No. 1 target while Steve Breaston is more of a catch-and-run guy who could thrive in this offense. He'll slide to the slot with Jonathan Baldwin playing outside when they go three-wide. Tony Moeaki will likely see his role scaled back slightly with the use of more three-wide sets. Kevin Boss will be used sparingly as a pass catcher, and the backs will be used frequently as check-down options. The Chiefs' 2011 defense was unspectacular, experiencing a drop in production across the board except for six more interceptions than in 2010. Kansas City does have some upside with a talented and blossoming defensive line and pass-rushing LB Tamba Hali (12 sacks in 2011). LB Derrick Johnson is a solid run-stopper on the inside who didn't get much of a shot before the arrival of Romeo Crennel, but he's been excellent in two years since. He was one of four NFL linebackers to reach triple digits in solo tackles in 2011. The most promising development in regards to this defense for 2012 is the fact that young star strong safety Eric Berry's knee should be 100 percent after he missed essentially all of 2011 once he tore his ACL in the season opener. He's excellent in pass coverage and able to contribute in run support. |
|OAKLAND: After switching back to a power-blocking scheme last year, the Raiders are going back to the zone-blocking scheme they used with success in the Tom Cable years'they still have the line to do it. Darren McFadden was better in last year's power-blocking scheme, but he's had success in the one-cut system. Considering his injury history they weren't about to build around him though. His back-ups, Mike Goodson and Taiwan Jones, are both one-cut runners. They'll likely ride McFadden as a three-down back until he gets hurt again. The Raiders were the NFL's most run-heavy red zone offense a year ago, and it figures to stay that way. Offensive coordinator Greg Knapp prefers a catch-and-run West Coast passing game to the vertical attack the Raiders ran during the Al Davis years. Considering his fading arm strength, quarterback Carson Palmer should benefit. Palmer will be asked to do a little more in terms of throwing on the move and ball-handling on play-action. His receivers, however, don't really fit the West Coast mold'Darrius Heyward-Bey, Denarius Moore and Jacoby Ford are all primarily deep threats. It could open up opportunities for the tight ends, though Brandon Myers isn't much of an option. In the end, there could be a ton of passes going to McFadden. When the Raiders throw off play-action near the goal line, Heyward-Bey and Moore figure to be the most common targets. The Raiders were woeful on defense in 2011, ranking 27th in the NFL in both passing defense and rushing defense, and allowing the fourth-most points in the league. They should benefit from the return of DE Matt Shaughnessy, whose 2011 season was cut very short by a shoulder injury. With a quick first step and long arms that allow him to fight off blocks, he'll not only produce from the starting RDE spot in 2012, but he'll draw attention away from Richard Seymour'the veteran lineman totaled just one sack over his final 11 games of 2011 without Shaughnessy on the field. Former No. 8 overall pick Rolando McClain will be Oakland's starting middle linebacker in new head coach Dennis Allen's defense, but that's only if he avoids suspension and jail time'McClain is appealing a 180-day jail sentence he received in May after being found guilty on assault charges. About the only good thing that can be said about that secondary is that safety Tyvon Branch is a solid run-stopper'the Raiders are severely lacking in talent when it comes to pass coverage. |
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER PRO FOOTBALL PREVIEW (KANSAS CITY-OAKLAND) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
(UPDATES with Bowe out for season)
*Chiefs-Raiders Preview* ========================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
Battling through a dismal season on and off the field, one of the Kansas City Chiefs' few positives has come in the form of inspirational performances from the player possibly affected the most by the recent tragic events.
Jamaal Charles likely hopes to get more opportunities to shine against the Oakland Raiders this time around.
Riding three consecutive 100-yard games, Charles looks to help guide Kansas City to its ninth victory in its last 10 visits to Oakland without top receiver Dwayne Bowe when these AFC West rivals meet Sunday.
Not only did Charles lose a teammate in the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide Dec. 1, but his wife's cousin, Kasandra Perkins, was the victim. Despite the tragedy, ensuing memorial services, wakes and funerals, Charles has managed to stay focused while not speaking publicly.
Charles, who leads the AFC with 1,220 rushing yards, ran for 127 in Kansas City's 27-21 victory over Carolina one day after the Belcher incident, following up a 107-yard effort in a loss to Denver one week earlier.
He scampered for an 80-yard touchdown on the first play of last Sunday's 30-7 loss to Cleveland, finishing with 165 yards for the struggling Chiefs (2-11).
"I think it speaks to the character of him as a man, how he's able to have an optimistic perspective despite all the things he's been through right now," said Brady Quinn, who completed only 10 of 21 passes for 159 yards and an interception against the Browns. "It really speaks to who he is as man."
Charles last rushed for over 100 yards in four straight games during the last four weeks of the 2009 season. To match that mark he'll have to overcome a Raiders defense likely focused on stopping the run with Bowe missing the rest of the season with injured ribs.
"We've leaned on him all year," coach Romeo Crennel said of Charles. "He's been the consistent staple in our offense. We kind of lean on him."
It hasn't been quite all season as Crennel suggested, seeing as Charles had only five carries and caught three passes for a total of 10 yards in a 26-16 loss to Oakland on Oct. 28 - a surprising development Crennel explained only by saying, "Now, that I'm not exactly sure, either."
Raiders coach Dennis Allen doesn't foresee Charles playing such a limited role this time around, though, as Charles has rushed for at least 100 yards in four of the six games since that contest.
"I would think that they would turn around and hand the ball off to him. He's one of the more explosive players in the league," Allen said. "I would anticipate they would try to get him the ball."
Oakland, which has lost six straight since beating the Chiefs, and Kansas City each are allowing 131.2 rushing yards per game - tied for 26th in the NFL - and the Raiders (3-10) hope to get some production from their top back as well.
Darren McFadden, who ran for a season-high 114 yards in the first meeting, rushed 11 times for 52 yards before tweaking his already injured right ankle in the fourth quarter of last Thursday's 26-13 loss to Denver.
He had missed the previous four games with the injury, but the long layoff has given McFadden time to heal. He's expected to play Sunday, and defensive end Richard Seymour, who has missed the last five games after suffering a Grade 2 hamstring tear against Tampa Bay on Nov. 4, also could be ready to go.
"I thought he looked well and yeah, I think there's a good chance he's going to play this week," Allen said.
Linebacker Rolando McClain was reinstated Monday after serving a two-game suspension following an argument with Allen at practice Nov. 28. A team that's allowing a league-worst 30.9 points per game can use all the defensive help it can get, especially facing Charles.
Allen, though, is aware Oakland also is building for the future with 2012 being a lost season. He said younger players will see more time over the final three games, including former Ohio State star quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who has yet to take an official NFL snap in his two seasons.
"All of us, as competitors, we want to win," Allen said. "But I also understand, and I've got a big-picture view of what I want this football team to look like. We've got to prepare for the future."
Both Charles and McFadden were out with injuries for Kansas City's 28-0 victory Oct. 23, 2011, in the most recent meeting in Oakland.
|Last Updated: 9/3/2014 1:42:06 AM EST|