Chiefs seek revenge versus Las Vegas Raiders after bye week

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Posted at 1:26 PM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 18:57:36-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It's Raiders week, a phrase that has stirs passion throughout Chiefs Kingdom again after rival Las Vegas handed Kansas City its only loss so far this season last month.

The stakes in 2020 are higher than in previous seasons with the Raiders, who moved to Vegas and into Allegiant Stadium this season, entering the Week 10 showdown as the sole AFC West team unbeaten in division play.

Notoriously strong out of the bye week, Andy Reid says his team is motivated by Week 5 loss to Jon Gruden’s crew.

“I don't think ... either team likes each other that much,” Reid said Monday during a videoconference with reporters.

After a 40-32 win Oct. 11, the Raiders’ team buses took a victory lap around Arrowhead Stadium before heading to the airport, a fact that didn't escape the Chiefs' attention.

“They won the game so they can do anything they want to do,” Reid said when asked about Las Vegas' victory lap. “That's not our style, but we'll get ourselves back ready to play.”

The Raiders had lost 10 of their previous 11 games against the Chiefs before last month and are only 3-12 since Reid's arrival in Kansas City, but the rivalry seems to have gotten a shot in the arm after Las Vegas' postgame antics.

The Chiefs are 8-1 and own a two-game lead over the Raiders, 6-3, in the AFC West standings.

Reid has an 18-3 record following a regular season bye week, which Reid joked he spent this year checking items off his wife's "honey-do" list since the NFL mandated that team personnel and players remain in town and continue daily COVID-19 tests amid the pandemic.