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The Oakland Raiders have gone a calendar year without a victory. Zydrunas Ilgauskas Jersey .Now they get to, uh, showcase their act in prime time — against one of the NFLs hottest teams.Oakland (0-10), the only winless team in the league, hosts Kansas City (7-3) on Thursday night. The Chiefs, who dropped their first two games, pulled into a tie with Denver atop the AFC West last Sunday with an impressive victory over Seattle.Of course, facing the worst team in the league can present problems. Chiefs coach Andy Reid never sensed any complacency from his players, in great part because of the long rivalry between these franchises — a rivalry that at times has been downright nasty.Theres just something about the history of it, said Reid, who is in just his second season experiencing Chiefs-Raiders. I know the guys feel that. You cant help but feel it when youre out there. Its a wild place to play and they remind you thats its a rivalry every snap.The short week sometimes is an advantage for the underdog. The desperate Raiders will take any little edge they can find.Just losing games is what weighs on us, safety Charles Woodson said. Were not worried about were 0-and-whatever. Were just tired of losing games. We have to find a way to win.Kansas City (No. 4 in AP Pro32) is a seven-point favourite at Oakland (No. 32, AP Pro32). The Chiefs defence will stymie rookie quarterback Derek Carr from the outset.CHIEFS, 20-6No. 2 Arizona (plus 6 1-2) at No. 11 SeattleSeahawks are desperate, but the spread over 9-1 Cardinals is too high.BEST BET: SEAHAWKS, 20-19No. 28 New York Jets (plus 4 1-2) at No. 20 BuffaloJets off win and bye, Bills slumping and banged-up. Might play in chest-high snow.UPSET SPECIAL: JETS, 16-13No. 6 Detroit (plus 7) at No. 1 New EnglandLions have a good defence, Patriots look great in all areas.PATRIOTS, 27-13No. 14 Baltimore (plus 3 1-2) at No. 21 New Orleans, Monday nightOnce invincible at home, Saints have lost two straight in Big Easy. Still ...SAINTS, 24-23No. 15 Miami (plus 7) at No. 5 DenverCant imagine Broncos, even with all their injuries, losing yet another in November.BRONCOS, 28-17No. 3 Green Bay (minus 9 1-2) at No. 24 MinnesotaPro Picks wants to see if Packers can dominate in a road game. This week?PACKERS, 31-17No. 19 St. Louis (plus 5) at No. 16 San DiegoTwo teams impossible to figure out. Rams fear no one, making this close.CHARGERS, 21-20No. 13 Cincinnati (plus 2) at No. 18 HoustonTwo more teams impossible to figure out. Heres WATT will happen:TEXANS, 24-20No. 7 Dallas (minus 3 1-2) at No. 26 New York GiantsCowboys need a win to keep pace with Eagles in NFC East before they meet on Thanksgiving.COWBOYS, 31-23No. 29 Tennessee (plus 11) at No. 8 PhiladelphiaEagles need a win to keep pace with Cowboys in NFC East before they meet on Thanksgiving.EAGLES, 27-19No. 30 Washington (plus 8) at No. 10 San Francisco49ers arent very impressive, but remain a contender. Redskins are in a funk.49ERS, 28-16No. 17 Cleveland (plus 3) at No. 22 AtlantaFalcons are tied for first place at 4-6. Browns are tied for last at 6-4. Go figure.BROWNS, 23-20No. 31 Jacksonville (plus 14) at No. 9 IndianapolisEven with their injuries, Colts outman struggling Jaguars.COLTS, 32-16No. 27 Tampa Bay (plus 5 1-2) at No. 23 ChicagoLast and definitely least ...BEARS, 24-23___2014 RECORD: Against spread: This week (6-8); Season (77-77-4). Straight up: This week (10-4); Season (105-54-1)Best Bet: 5-6 against spread, 6-5 straight up.Upset special: 7-4 against spread, 5-6 straight up.___AP NFL website: and Foots Walker Jersey . Poti played in 824 regular NHL games with four teams in his career; the Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers, New York Islanders and the Washington Capitals. John Bagley Jersey . 1 goaltender tonight when they conclude a four-game road trip versus the Winnipeg Jets.With just two days prior to the Olympic trade freeze, the Pittsburgh Penguins are visiting the Buffalo Sabres in what could be Ryan Millers final home game as a member of the team with which hes spent his entire 11-year career. You can catch all of the action live on TSN2 at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt. Trade rumours continue to swirl around the Team USA netminder and Wednesday night could be the final time the East Lansing, Michigan native suits up as a Sabre in front the of the First Niagara Center faithful. Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh Penguins look to become just the second team to reach 40 victories on Wednesday night as they visit the Buffalo Sabres. Pittsburgh is leading the Eastern Conference with 80 points, five more than the Atlantic Division-leading Boston Bruins. That total also is just five back of the 40-13-5 Anaheim Ducks for the best record in the NHL. The Penguins, owners of a 15-point edge over the New York Rangers for first place in the Metropolitan Division, have won three of four and 10 of their last 14 games. That includes a 2-1 victory over the visiting Ottawa Senators on Monday. James Neal scored for the first time in nine games, putting home the rebound of a Robert Bortuzzo shot 1:55 into overtime for his 18th tally of the campaign. Pittsburgh outshot Ottawa 48-25 and got 24 saves from Marc-Andre Fleury. "We stuck with the game plan and kept getting pucks to the net. (Neal) made a great play in overtime for the win," said Pens forward Brian Gibbons, who notched power-play goal in the first period. Penguins defenseman Kris Letang missed his third straight game with an undisclosed illness and did not travel to Buffalo, while forward Taylor Pyatt is expected to miss the next two games with a lower-body injury suffered against Ottawa. Pittsburgh will host the New York Rangers on Friday in its final game before the Olympic breakk. Custom Cleveland Cavaliers Jerseys. Buffalo plays the first of two games on back-to-back nights before it breaks for the Olympics. The Sabres will visit the Senators following this contest. The Sabres hope to have halted a seven-game slide at home before heading to Ottawa, a skid that was extended with Mondays 3-2 setback to the Edmonton Oilers. Jhonas Enroth made 25 saves, but allowed Matt Hendricks short-handed goal in the third period that proved to be the difference despite the Sabres notching a season-high 44 shots in the game. Steve Ott scored on the power play and Drew Stafford notched a short-handed tally with 56 seconds left in the first period to put Buffalo ahead 2-1, but the Sabres lost for the ninth time in 11 games overall. Stafford scored in his return after missing the previous four games with an upper-body injury, wristing a shot top shelf for his fourth goal and sixth point in his past five games played. "I thought Drew, the way he shot that puck, thats what we want to see," said Buffalo interim coach Ted Nolan said. "Hes a big power forward and hes starting to get his confidence back." The Sabres, last in the NHL with 38 points, lost defenseman Tyler Myers to a lower-body injury and he is day-to-day, though he has not been ruled out for tonight. Wednesday marks the third and final meeting of the season between these clubs and lone clash in Buffalo. The Penguins have outscored the Sabres by a 7-1 margin in taking the first two tests at home, including a 3-0 shutout victory on Jan. 27. Fleury stopped 24 shots for his fourth shutout of the season, while Miller made 31 saves. Fleury is 14-5-2 with a 2.46 goals against average and two shutouts in his career versus the Sabres, while Miller has gone 7-12-3 with a 3.21 GAA when facing the Pens. Pittsburgh has won 11 of the past 15 meetings overall and four of the last five in Buffalo. ' ' '
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