Ravens vs. Chiefs: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Spread, Radio, Game Time and More

Richard LangfordCorrespondent IOctober 3, 2012

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 19: Offensive tackle Ramon Harewood #78 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on as quarterback Tyrod Taylor #2 is sacked by Justin Houston #50 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half of a preseason game at M&T Bank Stadium on August 19, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens won 31-13. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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The Baltimore Ravens will look to improve to 4-1 as they travel to take on the struggling Kansas City Chiefs (1-3). 

The Ravens are a comfortable favorite in this one, and they should be. They have already proven they are one of the league's elite teams, while Kansas City has proven anything but. 

Kansas City typically plays well in Arrowhead, but they are just 1-1 there this year, with a bad 35-17 loss to the Bills in Week 2 coming in their raucous home stadium. 


Where:  Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri 

When: Sunday, October 7 at 1 p.m. ET

Watch: CBS

Live Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket

Listen: NFL Audio Pass

Betting Line: Ravens -6 (according to Bet Online on Oct. 3)


Injury Report

At the time of publication, the official injury report was not available.

Check out NFL.com for the report, as it should become available sometime Wednesday afternoon, and it will update as the week goes on. 


Fantasy Impact

The Chiefs defense is 20th against the run and 12th against the pass. This should lead to a big day for Ray Rice, but it doesn't mean that the Ravens' passing weapons need to be put on the bench. Baltimore will still get plenty of yards through the air as well. 

Meanwhile, the Ravens defense is not as fierce as they once were, but they are still 12th against the run, and they will likely be playing with a lead in this one. Both factors could limit Jamaal Charles' production out of the backfield. 

Ravens Player To Watch: Ray Rice

Ray Rice has had a fine season, but for the most part, he has taken a backseat to the passing game. He has gone over 100 yards on the ground just once this season with a 101-yard effort vs. the Patriots

I expect him to set a new season high in this one while going against the weak Chiefs' run defense. 


Chiefs Player To Watch: Matt Cassel

There's no two ways around it: Matt Cassel is struggling. He carries a 70.4 passer rating into this game while having thrown five touchdowns to seven interceptions. 

He will have a chance to improve on those numbers here, as the Ravens are 29th in passing yards allowed and their pass rush is struggling with the absence of Terrell Suggs. 


Key Matchup: Chiefs rush defense vs. Ray Rice

As we discussed above, the numbers point to a big day for Ray Rice. If the Chiefs plan on entertaining any thoughts of victory in this one, they cannot allow that to happen. 

If the Ravens are churning out easy yards on the ground, Kansas City will never get Baltimore's offense off the field, and it will make for a very long day. 


On the Hot Seat: Matt Cassel

We just highlighted Cassel's struggles, so it should be no surprise the quarterback is on the hot seat. He has to get better. 

If he doesn't improve soon, there is a good chance that Brady Quinn will soon be the Chiefs starter. 


Prediction: Ravens 31, Chiefs 20

The spread is not big enough in this one. Kansas City will not be able to slow the Ravens down, and its inconsistent offense will not be able to keep pace.