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2-4, 3rd in AFC West

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

David Amerson (foot) is QUESTIONABLE to return. That means Sean Smith at cornerback for the Raiders, after Smith fell off the depth chart and did not play a single snap last weekend vs. the Chargers.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Team turmoil? The Raiders, in as close to a must-win scenario as they've seen since returning to national relevance, have to deal with a potentially explosive locker room dynamic. Because after Marshawn Lynch was kicked out of the game for making contact with an official, he reportedly left the stadium before halftime and may need to explain to the Raiders if he was defending his quarterback, or his Oakland friend Marcus Peters, the Chiefs CB who hit Carr late. Then, Donald Penn and Michael Crabtree were reportedly pushing each other on the sidelines, per the CBS broadcast. Plus, Girorgio Tavecchio, who had been perfect on his FG attempts, had one blocked and missed another as the half expired. At least Amari Cooper returned, catching five passes for 113 yards and two TDs.

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1hPaul Gutierrez

Going Beast Mode merits ejection for Lynch

Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch was ejected from Thursday night's game after bumping line judge Julian Mapp in the chest and then grabbing the official by his jersey in the second quarter.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch could be looking at a loss of more than $100,000 for that ridiculous display. First, Lynch is subject to a minimum fine of $30,387 for making contact with an official during that melee. That he came off the bench to join the fight makes him a candidate to be suspended, as well. That would cost him a game check of $79,411.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Ridiculous speed from Tyreek Hill on the deep ball. With no safety help over the top, Hill is going to win that matchup vs. off-man coverage. 64 yards on the score.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders WR Amari Cooper is already up to 95 yards and two touchdowns on just three receptions. Cooper hauled in the deep ball down the sideline and beat the Chiefs secondary on the crossing route for another score. That gives Cooper 24.5 fantasy points (PPR scoring) at the end of the first quarter.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

I'll just leave this right here...Amari Cooper 1st 6 games - 18 receptions, 146 yards, 1 TD. First quarter Thursday - 3 receptions, 95 yards, 2 TDs. Courtesy ESPN Stats & Information.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

A Raiders source this week when I asked what's wrong with Amari Cooper: "Kind of a confidence/mental thing, but coming around."

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

So THAT looked like the Raiders offense of a year ago and Weeks 1 and 2...a little misdirection (play-action boot) and a flea-flicker from Marshawn Lynch back to Derek Carr (a 38-yard TD catch by Amari Cooper. And yes, Cooper lives. Cooper caught two passes for 50 yards in that drive. The Raiders have been looking for Cooper since Week 3.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Not only is NaVorro Bowman starting at middle linebacker for the Raiders three days after signing with Oakland, he is also wearing the green dot communications helmet as the defensive playcaller. Bowman, a four-time All-Pro, was a member of the 49ers seven days ago.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Kent McCloughan to light Al Davis Torch tonight. McCloughan played cornerback opposite Willie Brown for the 1967 AFL champs.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Crabtree hauls in the one-handed grab in pregame for Color Rush Thursday. Lane Kiffin had nothing to do with these white uni's at home. It is only the third time the Raiders have worn white at home in franchise history.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

A look at tonight's GAMEDAY magazine for the Raiders vs. Chiefs. Oakland is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its 1967 AFL title team.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders inactives: LB Cory James, LB Marquel Lee, DE Jihad Ward, OT Jylan Ware, QB Connor Cook, CB Gareon Conley, RT Marshall Newhouse. James and Lee being out should mean a lot of snaps for the recently-signed NaVorro Bowman.

ESPN Stats & Info

Can Carr turn it around against the Chiefs?

Since getting his first career win against K.C. in 2013, Derek Carr has struggled mightily against the Chiefs, losing five straight while throwing as many picks as TDs. The Chiefs (3.4 per game) have sacked him more than twice as often as all other teams (1.3 per game) combined in his career.

ESPN Stats & Info

FPI: Chiefs-Raiders is Week 7's best matchup

Thursday night's prime-time tussle between the longtime AFC West rivals grades out as the highest-quality game of Week 7 in ESPN's FPI. The Chiefs have a slight edge in the matchup, with a 57 percent chance to win by FPI's metrics.

ESPN Stats and Information

FPI gives K.C. the edge in Oakland

The Raiders need a win to pull out of their tailspin, but one might be tough to come by. They've lost five in a row and seven of eight to the Chiefs, who are favored by ESPN's FPI on the road.

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13hAaron Schatz

Ranking playoff chances for the NFL's struggling contenders

Five of last year's playoff teams are 3-3 or worse. And after much hype, Arizona and Tampa Bay are off to less-than-stellar starts as well. Which clubs have the best shot of making the playoffs?

ESPN Stats & Info

Will the Silver and Black skid stop?

The Raiders have lost four straight games after starting the season 2-0. Only seven teams in the Super Bowl era have followed up a 2-0 start with a five-game losing streak. None of those seven teams recovered to make the playoffs. (ESPN Stats & Info)

Team Stats

Passing Yards184.727th
Rushing Yards93.724th
Points For20.718th

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