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AFC West lead at stake when Raiders visit Chiefs on Thursday

Running back Latavius Murray (28) is tied for third in the NFL with 11 rushing touchdowns this season.
Running back Latavius Murray (28) is tied for third in the NFL with 11 rushing touchdowns this season. AP

Raiders (10-2) at Chiefs (9-3)

7:25 p.m. Thursday, NFL Network, KXAS/5

Line: Chiefs by 3

Regular-season games don’t get much bigger. Since losing to Kansas City 26-10 in Week Six, Oakland has won six games in a row, including last week against Buffalo in which the Raiders overcame a 24-9 deficit with 29 unanswered points. Defense and special teams continue to lift Kansas City, which scored on a fake punt, an interception and a returned a two-point conversion in Atlanta to help give the Chiefs their 20th win in their past 23 games dating to 2015. At stake: The lead in the AFC West and an increased chance of earning one of the AFC’s top two playoff spots, and the bye which comes with that.

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