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Thursday 19th October 2017

Event of the day

Our event of the day...

is the NFL clash between the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs at the Oakland Coliseum. The Raiders got off to a good start to the regular season, winning their opening two matches against the Tennessee Titans and the New York Jets, scoring 71 points in the process. However they have gone on to lose their last four games, including a 17-16 loss against a Los Angeles Chargers team that had also been struggling. The Chiefs, on the other hand, have looked strong this season winning their first five games including an opening-day victory against a strong Patriots outfit before losing to the Steelers in the last round. With one of the most in-form franchises playing tonight it will be a game worth watching.

It is a divisional game which always heightens the excitement and intensity - the Chiefs currently sit top of the AFC West, with the Raiders propping up the division in 4th. This is difference in performance is reflected in how the two sides appear in the league rankings. While both rank pretty low in defence, the Chiefs sit an impressive second in the offensive rankings. The Raiders on the other hand sit in thirtieth. Add to this the Chief’s passing and rushing rankings (seventh and fourth respectively) the team from Kansas City will be strong favourites tonight. Whether the Raiders can spring an upset or not, tonight is set to be an entertaining game of football.

Honourable mentions...

around the globe go to the first day of the PGA Tour CJ Cup at Nine Bridges on the South Korean Island of Jeju. Some of golf’s biggest names are in attendance including Adam Scott, Paul Casey, Patrick Reed and 2017 PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas.

In the UEFA Europa League, Everton will want to improve on their poor form with a result against Lyon at Goodison Park. In Rugby Union, it’s the  European Challenge Cup match between Gloucester and Agen at Kingsholm while in Berlin the UEC European Track Championships enter their second day. There are nine NHL games including a New York derby between the Islanders and the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. In MLB, The LA Dodgers could wrap up the NLCS tonight with a victory over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

Whatever you’re watching, enjoy!

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