While many are excited for the rematch between the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals on Thursday Night Football, another divisional matchup on the Week 11 NFL slate may have as much intrigue.
The defending Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs have lost just one game in 2020, but it came to Jon Gruden's Las Vegas Raiders in Week 5, a 40-32 loss to the divisional foes. The two teams are slated to meet again this week on Sunday Night Football, and Reid made clear Monday that he wasn't a fan of the Raiders' decision to take a victory lap around Arrowhead Stadium in their team bus after the first tilt.
"They won the game so they can do anything they want to do,'' Reid told the collective media, including Adam Teicher of ESPN. "That's not our style.''
The last time the two teams met, the Raiders used the big play to win a shootout over one of the most talented offenses in NFL history in Kansas City. While star running back Josh Jacobs did rush for two touchdowns in Week 5, it was the Raiders' passing offense that won them the game. Derek Carr threw for 347 yards and three touchdowns. Each of Henry Ruggs III, Nelson Agholor and Hunter Renfrow caught at least one pass that went for 40 yards or more. Ruggs III, the team's electric rookie, had the longest play of the day, a 72-yard touchdown.
Still, there's reason for Reid and company to be in good spirits entering the second matchup. First of all, the Chiefs announced Monday that Reid and general manager Brett Veach recently received contract extensions. Secondly, the Chiefs are coming off of the bye, and Reid-coached teams in Philadelphia and Kansas City are 18-3 after a bye week.
The Chiefs have opened as six-and-a-half point road favorites for Week 11's matchup, with Patrick Mahomes and company hoping to move to 9-1 on the season. There probably won't be a victory lap around Allegiant Stadium afterwards, but we like the chances of the Chiefs to get revenge this week.