Raiders WR has "good chance" to play against Chiefs

Ruben Hill
December 10, 2017

With the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs playing each other on Sunday, one of those teams will fall out of that tie. He only practiced once the last two weeks, participating in a limited capacity on Friday.

Amari Cooper will give it a go against the Chiefs. He cleared the league's concussion protocol earlier this week, but his ankle is still giving him issues.

Cooper suffered a concussion and an ankle injury after being the recipient of an illegal hit by Broncos safety Darian Stewart (who was fined over $24,000 for his infraction). How much the ankle will limit his effectiveness, though, remains to be seen.

Kansas City will welcome, however unwillingly, the Oakland Raiders to the friendly confines of Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, as both teams sit at 6-6 and needing a win to keep hold of their share of first place in the chaotic AFC West. Beyond his huge performance against the Chiefs back in Week 7 where he recorded in 11 catches for 210 yards and a pair of touchdowns, Cooper has been mainly a non-factor.

With the way this season has gone, the Chargers should absolutely be considered the favorites to win the division. Raiders' quarterback Derek Carr has never won in Kansas City in three tries. On the year, Cooper has 42 catches for 499 yards and five touchdowns. His career got off to a terrific start, as he played in all 16 regular-season games during his rookie campaign and hauled in 72 receptions for 1,070 yards and six scores en route to a Pro Bowl appearance.

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