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

San Francisco Chronicle (Sunday) - - SPORTS - — Matt Kawa­hara

When: 1 p.m. TV/Ra­dio: 5#z /740, 95.7, 106.9 Spot­light on: Raiders S Mar­cus Gilchrist. Much praise has been heaped upon the arm strength of Chiefs quar­ter­back Patrick Ma­homes, and the first-year starter has the play­mak­ing abil­ity and down­field threats to match. That com­bi­na­tion will test an en­tire Raiders safety group that has had its hands in plenty of big plays al­lowed by the de­fense this year. If Gilchrist, Karl Joseph, et al., al­low the likes of Tyreek Hill to beat them deep, it could be a very long af­ter­noon. Ros­ter re­port: Raiders — CB Leon Hall (back) is out. WR Mar­tavis Bryant (knee), DT Mau­rice Hurst (an­kle), DE Ar­den Key (knee) and CB Daryl Wor­ley (shoul­der) are ques­tion­able. Chiefs — no in­juries re­ported.


⏩ Tyreek Hill is one of the league’s most dan­ger­ous re­turn­ers with five re­turns for touch­downs (four punts, one kick­off) in three NFL sea­sons. Raiders rookie punter Johnny Townsend has been in­con­sis­tent and his 52-yard punt was re­turned for a touch­down last week­end in Bal­ti­more. Sun­day would be a good time for Townsend to be on top of his game. ⏩ The Chiefs re­leased run­ning back Ka­reem Hunt on Fri­day af­ter video sur­faced of him push­ing and kick­ing a woman in a Cleve­land ho­tel in Fe­bru­ary. Hunt led the Chiefs this season in car­ries (181), rush­ing yards (824) and rush­ing touch­downs (seven). While triv­ial in the scope of the mat­ter, the Chiefs will have to ad­just to his ab­sence. ⏩ The Raiders ac­ti­vated nose tackle Justin Ellis from in­jured re­serve Satur­day. Ellis, who hasn’t played since suf­fer­ing a foot in­jury in Week 1, was sup­posed to be a pri­mary run stop­per for the Raiders this season. Their de­fense ranks last in the NFL against the run, al­low­ing 151.4 yards a game. Ellis won’t solve that by him­self, but he could help the cause.

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