Make no mistake, the Raiders need their $25 million per year quarterback to be much better than he has been for this team to win on the level that fans expected after a 12-win season last year. The Chiefs made it a priority to get Kelce the rock in this one, but he narrowly missed three touchdowns to turn a solid game into what could have been a spectacular one.
That was exactly the case in a 26-15 win over the Oakland Raiders in Week 14. The offense seemed to get back on track in Week 13 with 31 points against the Jets, but nearly all of that came off the back of a huge performance by Alex Smith. Such numbers would be solid for most wide outs, but not Cooper, who established himself as one of football's most unsafe play-makers over the first two years of his career. Cooper crushed the Chiefs in the Raiders' 31-30 victory earlier this season with 11 receptions for 210 yards and two touchdowns.
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Despite losing six of their past seven games, the Chiefs have a superior coaching staff to Oakland.
If Cooper is able to play against the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, it would be an unexpected and welcomed surprise for the Raiders offense.