In a clash of AFC West rivals, the Kansas City Chiefs (7-3) and Las Vegas Raiders (5-6) gear up for a Week 12 face-off.

As the Kansas City Chiefs (7-3) prepare to take on the Las Vegas Raiders (5-6) at Allegiant Stadium in Week 12, both teams aim to rebound from recent setbacks. The Chiefs, defending Super Bowl champions, suffered a bitter 21-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in a title game rematch. Struggling to find their offensive rhythm, the Chiefs haven’t scored in the second half for three consecutive games and lead the league with 26 dropped catches this season.

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Despite their offensive challenges, the Chiefs boast a formidable defense, ranking third in the league. Chris Jones, with 7.5 sacks, anchors a defense that has allowed 1,708 passing yards. Notably, Kansas City hasn’t experienced back-to-back losses since Weeks 2 and 3 of the 2021 season.

On the other side, the Raiders (5-6) come into this matchup after a 20-13 defeat against the Miami Dolphins. Despite forcing three turnovers, the Raiders’ offense faced challenges with rookie quarterback Aidan O’Connell throwing three touchdowns and six interceptions, three of which came in the Dolphins game. However, veteran wide receiver Davante Adams has emerged as a key target, recording seven catches for 82 yards and his fourth touchdown of the season against Miami.

This Week 12 showdown marks the first meeting between Las Vegas and Kansas City this season. Chiefs’ star quarterback Patrick Mahomes boasts an impressive 10-2 record against the Raiders. As the teams collide, eyes turn to the weather forecast, anticipating a sunny to partly cloudy day with seasonable coolness at Allegiant Stadium.

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The Chiefs enter as favorites, with odds favoring them by a spread of (-9) and a moneyline of (-400), while the Raiders stand at (+310). The over/under is set at 42.5. Football enthusiasts can explore betting options on mobile sports betting apps, including the new ESPN BET app, for an added layer of excitement to this AFC West showdown.