Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in the Kansas City Chiefs-Oakland Raiders Week 6 game, with the line from OddsShark.
Kansas City Chiefs (2-2) at (-1) Oakland Raiders (4-1), Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET
Mike: Raiders. Andy Reid teams are 12-5 ATS coming off the bye, but as I started to write this, I saw a commercial for Travis Kelce’s ridiculous reality show, which is enough to keep me from taking Kansas City.
Ricky: Raiders. The last time the Chiefs took the field, they got lit on fire by Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers. It doesn’t get much easier this week when Kansas City faces an Oakland offense that ranks fourth in the NFL in yards per game (391.6) and fifth in the league in points per game (28.4).
Andre: Raiders. The Chiefs can’t bring pressure like they used to (five sacks — 31st), and Derek Carr is one of the best-protected quarterbacks in the league (five sacks). And if you’re wondering why the Raiders defense is so bad (7 y/p — 32nd), they’ve had to go up against Matt Ryan, Drew Brees and Philip Rivers in the first five weeks. Oh, and despite all of the yards the Raiders have allowed, they still have a plus-7 turnover differential (3rd).
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