Chiefs Vs. Raiders Week 7 Thursday Night Game Open Discussion Thread

Are you ready to watch some Thursday night football?

The Oakland Raiders will host the Kansas City Chiefs Thursday night to kick off Week 7 of the NFL regular season and being as it’s sort of a key mid-season AFC matchup, I figured an open discussion would be appropriate for those of you who would like to chat about the game.

Should the Chiefs lose to the Raiders Thursday night and the Pittsburgh Steelers ultimately beat the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday at Heinz Field, the Black and Gold should enter Week 8 as the No. 1 seed in the AFC.

The Raiders are currently 3-point home underdogs as of the time of this post going live. Raiders new linebacker NaVorro Bowman will also reportedly start tonight against the Chiefs and it will be interesting to see him play.

I’ll try to add some video highlights to this post as the game goes on.

Chiefs inactives:

RB Charcandrick West
G Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
C Mitch Morse
QB Tyler Bray
LB Ramik Wilson
CB D.J. White
DL Roy Miller

Raiders Inactives:

CB Gareon Conley
QB Connor Cook
LB Cory James
LB Marquel Lee
T Marshall Newhouse
DE Jihad Ward
T Jylan Ware


5 questions to answer in the comments:

1 – Over or under 46½ total points scored in this game?

2 – Which player will score the game’s first touchdown?

3 – Will Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith throw his first interception of the season in this game?

4 – Over or under 1½ penalties for Chiefs guard Cameron Erving against the Raiders?

5 – Will Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt have double the rushing yardage of Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch?


  • SteelersDepot

    Don’t know why, but I’m really pumped to sit back and watch this game tonight. Who is joining me?

  • Steelers12

    🖐🏾

  • stillers247

    Dave if you were a betting man and the line was 3 what side would you be on? Hypothetically of course.

  • SteelersDepot

    I would hypothetically take those 3 points and probably buy the hook.

  • Chad Weiss

    Big game! Let’s go raiders

  • Ravens Team Gynecologist

    They might hit the over by halftime.

  • DoctorNoah

    Raiders secondary just got butthurt by T Hill

  • George Hareras

    I hate Lynch

  • Darth Blount 47

    Dang, I didn’t realize we were having a get together….

    Good ol’ AFC Football. Raider players getting ejected. And the Chiefs looking good in the rain, led by a walrus.

    Prediction: The Chiefs DO ultimately win the AFC West. I know, I know… BOLD prediction. They just look like a complete enough offensive team. Their D though, misses Berry —- BIGLY.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Newsflash: The Chiefs run defense is NOT very good.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Derek Carr on pace for 400 passing yards as well…………..

  • Darth Blount 47

    Chiefs on pace for 18 penalties for 200 yards.

  • Gautam Ramani

    Nether of these teams can play any defense.

  • NinjaMountie

    I was at my daughter’s choir recital so I’m watching taped game. Wow, this is a yardage fest! Almost enough to take away some of the shine to beating KC last week.

  • Gautam Ramani

    Tough calls against the Raiders.

  • Jason

    STEELERS number 1 seed in the AFC now

  • JohnB

    Looked like Lynch thought the ref was a player at first but that was crazy.

  • Kevin Schwartz

    Didn’t even know they had these for Thursday night games.

  • George Hareras

    That was the craziest game I’ve ever seen

  • Kevin Schwartz

    I thought the same thing, then wondered if I was being hyperbolic, but I don’t know that I am. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that many twists at the end of the game (I also don’t think they should have thrown that initial flag on Crabtree pushing off).

  • Sam Clonch

    Craziest series of plays to end the game I’ve ever watched. Good job Oakland!

  • Sam Clonch

    Nah, Chiefs still have a better win % right now. If we beat the bungles we’ll be #1.

  • John Noh

    Well, let’s get past the Bungles first.

  • Darth Blount 47

    The walrus lost this game. Plain and simple. Alex Smith is throwing up and down the field on the Raiders. Can’t be stopped. So what does Mr. “I like to throw every down when I was in Philly” do? 7 running plays called on their last 2 drives. The last possession, he runs, runs, sack, punts, and then Oakland marches down and wins. This, after Oakland and Carr had 350 yards passing and the Chiefs pass D was exhausted and they weren’t getting any help with pressure. So naturally, Carr goes down and wins throwing over 400 yards and 3 TD’s. Classic case of out-thinking, playing “by the book,” and taking the ball out of Smith’s hands to win. Why did Travis Kelce only catch like 4 passes?!?!

  • The Raiders’ receiver should have been penalized on that last play for pushing off. That being said, in all my years of watching football, I have NEVER seen anything like the ending of this particular game. That was definitively one Hell of an entertaining matchup between two division rivals!

  • pittfan

    What a crazy finish! Great to see the Chiefs sporting 2 L’s.

  • Michel Smiffi

    I am weirdly encouraged by the Chiefs offense still playing at a high level.
    I know the Raiders defense isn’t good, but it shows that last weeks game was not about the Chiefs having lost their offense but rather the Steelers defense just being really good.

  • will

    JIHAD Ward……..????

  • will

    Sounds like an OC that we all know…..

  • SilverSteel

    That’s what I thought watching the game. Neither of these two are complete teams yet. But, it sure makes me appreciate our stingy D. 🙂

  • SilverSteel

    Ooh burn…. 🔥

  • SilverSteel

    Yep. Our D is looking pretty good right now. Who would have thought that this early in season.

  • Tim Zernick

    What a weird finish. NFL referees have traditionally put their whistles away for both O-Line and defensive back holding on final plays. It was strange to see them call it last night.

  • JT

    So does that make the Chiefs 5-0 and Big Red 0-2?

  • Brian Miller

    You are right. My wife is a diehard Philly fan, and Reid is notorious for letting teams back into the game and not going for the knockout punch. No reason in the world KC should have lost that game, but Reid gets conservative, and there you go. Can’t turn that momentum on and off at will, just ask the Falcons.

  • Brian Miller

    They have been excellent all year, except for a couple of gaffes at the worst possible moments…just shows how small of a difference it is between 6-0 and 4-2.

  • Brian Miller

    All I know is, if BB gets cheap shotted like Carr did last night by Peters, I fully expect Ramon Foster or Pouncey to knock Peters out…or better yet Deebo!!!

  • razaard2

    Steelers and Bengals in the playoffs. The “Vontaze knocking out AB” game. That was bananas