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Chiefs vs. Raiders: Romeo Crennel anticipates 'another good battle'

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel knows to expect a battle when his team meets the Oakland Raiders.


The Oakland Raiders-Kansas City Chiefs rivalry hasn't had much bearing on the NFL championship landscape in a long time, but the rivalry still has resonance with the two teams. Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said at the team's Monday press conference that the Chiefs expect a tough game every time they play the AFC West rivals.

"It is Raider week, and the Raiders are a big rival," Crennel said. "I think we get up and get ready to play against the Raiders because we know it's going to be a tough, physical game and they're going to give us everything they've got."

Even though the Chiefs (2-11) and Raiders (3-10) are only playing for draft positioning at this point, Crennel expects a closely contested game and doesn't expect either team to lay down.

"We have to give them everything we have, and all the games have been close," Crennel said. "When I look back since I've been here, we've had a couple of overtime games and good battles with them. I anticipate another good battle."

The Chiefs and Raiders kick off from Oakland on Sunday at 3:25 p.m. CT in a game televised by CBS.