The Oakland Raiders have been one the NFL's more pleasant surprises. The Kansas City Chiefs have rebounded from an awful start with two straight wins, albeit over two teams with one combined victory.
This AFC West showdown features two of the top rushing teams in the NFL. The Chiefs have the chance to jump back into the thick of things. Oakland can put Kansas City out of the race while jumping to 5-2 on the year but will have to do so without their starting quarterback. You really have to feel for Jason Campbell here, who will miss the rest of the season.
Campbell was finally getting some stability in his NFL career, and was leading one of the NFL's premier franchises to a resurgent season. The Raiders should be ok with just the running game this week, even with Kyle Boller under center. Something to watch for the rest of the season: Terrelle Pryor will be activated for this week's game and the remainder of the year.
Pick: Raiders 20-17