The Las Vegas Raiders will travel to the Arrowhead Stadium to take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 5’s Monday Night Football Game. The Raiders are currently bottom of a stacked AFC West conference that has the Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Chargers as well the Chiefs with them.

The team has only been successful in winning just a single game out of the four they have played, getting their first victory of the season against the Broncos last week.

The team boasts a great offensive line, led by the duo of QB Derek Carr and Davante Adams, who was traded to the Raiders this off-season following many successful seasons with the Green Bay Packers. 

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What’s wrong in Las Vegas?

If we look closely, we may see that the first three games, which the team lost, were a very close battle. They lost their opening week match to the Los Angeles Chargers after a sack from Khalil Mack to QB Derek Carr in the final minute of the game. Had the play be completed in favor of the Raiders, the team would have emerged victorious.

They then faced defeat against the Arizona Cardinals in overtime. After taking a 20-0 lead at the end of the first half, the team got outscored by 23-3, in a match that went to extra time and was won following a fumble from the team’s wide-receiver Hunter Renfrow that was caught by Cardinals’ cornerback Byron Murphy Jr., who returned it for a touchdown, giving Arizona a 29-23 victory.

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In the third game, Raiders visited Tennessee Titans. They tried to rally a second half comeback but failed as the target was too much to reach for them. The team scored 12 points in final two quarters but that was not enough to take the team over to the finish line, as they still lost the game by two points. 

Raiders got the first win of the season when they defeated fellow division rivals Denver Broncos, who themselves are suffering from lack of form this season, despite signing Pro-Bowl QB Russell Wilson to a $245 million extension. They had a far superior running game against the Broncos, scoring two rushing touchdowns in the game and only giving up 214 passing yards in the game. 

The team will look to continue winning when they face KC but it is a very difficult task for the team to stop Patrick Mahomes from exploiting their defense which has often looked shaky at times this season.