Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston (50) sacks Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) during the first half of their NFL football game, in Kansas City, Mo. The Raiders are 10-2 and leading the AFC West, one of the surprise teams in the NFL, while the Chiefs are 9-3 with a win over Oakland already in their pocket. The winner of their primetime matchup at frosty Arrowhead Stadium on Thurs., Dec. 8, 2016, will have the inside track on ending a lengthy division title drought, not to mention the potential for a first-round playoff bye and a home game in the second round.
Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston (50) sacks Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) during the first half of their NFL football game, in Kansas City, Mo. The Raiders are 10-2 and leading the AFC West, one of the surprise teams in the NFL, while the Chiefs are 9-3 with a win over Oakland already in their pocket. The winner of their primetime matchup at frosty Arrowhead Stadium on Thurs., Dec. 8, 2016, will have the inside track on ending a lengthy division title drought, not to mention the potential for a first-round playoff bye and a home game in the second round. Reed Hoffmann AP
Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston (50) sacks Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) during the first half of their NFL football game, in Kansas City, Mo. The Raiders are 10-2 and leading the AFC West, one of the surprise teams in the NFL, while the Chiefs are 9-3 with a win over Oakland already in their pocket. The winner of their primetime matchup at frosty Arrowhead Stadium on Thurs., Dec. 8, 2016, will have the inside track on ending a lengthy division title drought, not to mention the potential for a first-round playoff bye and a home game in the second round. Reed Hoffmann AP

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Greg Cote has been a Miami Herald sports columnist since 1995 and also writes the Random Evidence blog and NFL predictions along with his notorious sidekick the Upset Bird. He has covered Hurricanes football (1984-88), the Dolphins (1990-91) and major events including Super Bowls, NBA Finals, World Series, Stanley Cup, Olympics and World Cup.
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