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Kansas City Chiefs 2012: 5 Keys to Week 8 Win over Oakland Raiders

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Kansas City Chiefs 2012: 5 Keys to Week 8 Win over Oakland Raiders
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There's not a lot of faith in the red and gold nowadays, but the next game on their schedule is one they can and should win. For many Chiefs fans, it is the game where their first and second favorite teams are the same—because their second favorite team is whoever plays the Oakland Raiders.

With a 1-5 record, some fans are actually hoping the Chiefs lose out to get a higher draft choice. I have never liked that logic, but I understand the frustration and why it seems like a good idea to a growing number of fans. While I agree the Chiefs need a franchise QB, I do not think having this strong core group of players take on the identity of being losers is the way to acquire one. Trade up in the draft, or whatever, but don't quit trying to win each and every week.

And speaking of winning, here is how the Chiefs can beat the Raiders in Week 8 of the 2012 season:

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