Are the Indianapolis Colts a playoff team? John Madden told the KCBS morning crew Sunday’s game against the Patriots will help answer that question.
The Steelers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 16-13 in overtime in Pittsburgh Monday night, but lost quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a shoulder injury in the third quarter.
The Oakland Raiders play the Chiefs in Kansas City Sunday. The long time rivals are a combined 3-9 this season.
The Oakland Raiders rebounded against Pittsburgh after losing their first two games while the San Francisco 49ers stumbled in Minnesota.
The Raiders played a complete game against the high-profile Pittsburgh Steelers to come back from a 10-point deficit in the third quarter to win 34-31.
Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 43-yard field goal on the last play as the Oakland Raiders scored the final 13 points after wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was knocked out and hospitalized by a scary hit to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-31 on Sunday.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are hobbling to Oakland with injuries on both sides of the ball. The Raiders are hoping to take advantage of that situation, but they’re going to have to do all they can to get ahead early and stay there.
The 49ers face the Vikings and Pro Bowl running back Adrian Peterson in Minnesota Sunday. Peterson is back after suffering a torn ACL and ruptured MCL in December, but John Madden expects him to seriously challenge the 49ers strong run defense.
The Raiders are experimenting with new personnel at cornerback given their injuries to starters Ron Bartell and Shawntae Spencer. They are also trying to implement changes because their first two games have exposed gaping holes on both offense and defense
The 49ers beat the Green Bay Packers 30-22 at Lambeau Field in the season opener Sunday.