A great disservice will be done to viewers if there is not a fan arrest counter always present in the 49ers-Raiders broadcast. That there’s going to be an increased police presence will likely only mean the possibility of protests, meaning the stands could be on fire while the Raiders trail by 20 on the field. Y’know just like any Oakland home game. Barring that orgy of violence, expect a lot of announcer speculation about Jim Harbaugh coaching the Raiders next season.
The Chiefs and Cardinals come into Week 14 riding a nice wave of desperation after each has lost two straight. That means Alex Smith and Drew Stanton will be airing it! And by that, I mean it should be punt-laden affair that will be hard-pressed to eclipse 40 total points without at least one defensive score.
“Can the Seahawks defense slow an offense led by Mark Sanchez?” is a question being asked this week. It’s been an interesting season. Of course, Nacho actually has proven competent enough in Chip Kelly’s offense (averaging more than 35 points per game in his four starts) that it wouldn’t be a surprise that the Eagles could win at home over the Seahawks. Enough so that it’s fair to wonder if Seattle’s occasionally balky offense can keep pace if Philly’s offense is working smoothly.
Your late game slate, as rated by KSK’s not-at-all subjective, rigorously scientificated five-star system:
Kansas City at Arizona ***
Buffalo at Denver ***
San Francisco at Oakland *
Seattle at Philadelphia ****