Everyone knows that the Kansas City Chiefs and the Las Vegas Raiders are one of the biggest rivalries in the history of the NFL. Yes, there is the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears rivalry.
The all-time record between the two teams has the Chiefs with the lead at 68-53-2. These two teams have been rivals for a while, and both teams hate each other.
Then again, that’s how the whole division is. Well, besides the Chargers, they aren’t really long-time rivals of anyone, if we are being honest.
There is a lot of history between the two teams that will take the field together on Monday night. One Chiefs newcomer has already caught on to the running joke between the two teams.
“So I’ve been keeping up,” Justin Reid told the media when asked about what he knows about Raider week. “I know that we have the Chiefs flag underneath the Vegas stadium from that being built.
I know that this rivalry goes back decades, it’s been back and forth and I know that for the city of Kansas City also Oakland, Las Vegas, where the Raiders have been a couple of years, it means a lot for both organizations, so I expect it to be a hard-nosed game. Both sides coming with a lot of fire and energy and it will be competitive.”
It’s great that Reid has already caught on to what happens between these two teams during this week. There is going to be a lot going on, and you wouldn’t ever want him to be caught off guard by the intensity of the game.
The game on Monday has a lot of meaning, more than just the rivalry. The history part of the matchup is just that little extra cherry on top.
This is a division game, in a division where every game counts, a division that will be much closer than what the current standings are.
The Raiders have a chance to take third place in the division with their win over the Broncos, who are struggling right now, and the Chargers are dealing with injuries, too. This game means a lot to Las Vegas, so the chiefs have to be ready.