Oakland offense vs. Kansas City defense
The biggest obstacle the Raiders must overcome this week, and it could an
insurmountable one, is running the football without starting OT's Mo Collins
and Lincoln Kennedy, both of whom sustained injuries last week against San Diego.
Oakland's bookend tackles have been the key to RB Napoleon Kaufman's outside running game.
If the starters can't go, look for ROG Barry Sims to
open on the left side, with Gennaro DiNapoli re-entering the starting lineup
at his old right guard spot. Veteran Darryl Ashmore will likely start at
right tackle. The shuffled offensive line will require great assistance from
banged up FB Jon Ritchie and TE's Rickey Dudley and Jeremy Brigham.