The mild, mild west?
The AFC West was pegged to be one of the NFL’s must-watch divisions prior to the start of the season. So far, it’s been a familiar face at the top, while a familiar face sits at the bottom.
The Raiders took a pair of big swings this offseason to right their fortunes. First, they hired Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels as their new head coach. In the months that followed, they traded for Davante Adams, reuniting Fresno State teammates Adams and Derek Carr in Sin City.
It hasn’t exactly worked out for the Raiders thus far. Vegas is sitting at 1-3 entering their first division matchup with the Chiefs, though the Raiders are coming off their firs twin of the year, downing the Broncos in Week 4.
LIVE: Follow Raiders vs. Chiefs on ‘Monday Night Football’
While the Raiders were something of a sexy pick to make the playoffs — some thought they’d even have a shot at a division crown — it’s still Patrick Mahomes sitting atop the AFC West throne entering Week 5. Mahomes and the Chiefs offense still are working out the kinks of their rebuilt wide receiver room, but a strong, 41-point showing against the Buccaneers’ defense in Week 4 should allay concerns at least for another week.
MORE: Watch Raiders vs. Chiefs on ‘Monday Night Football’ with fuboTV (free trial)
The AFC West could take a turn for the interesting if the Raiders can upset the Chiefs on “Monday Night Football.” Here’s how to catch the game:
Raiders vs. Chiefs is the “Monday Night Football” matchup for Week 5, meaning Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will be in the booth and Lisa Salters will report from the sideline.
There will be no “Manningcast” featuring Peyton and Eli Manning for this game.
Those who choose to stream “MNF” have several options. FuboTV carries the ESPN family of networks as well as CBS, Fox, NBC and NFL Network, which means they will be able to stream local games throughout the 2022 season. FuboTV also offers a free trial.
ESPN+, the network’s proprietary streaming service, will also carry Raiders vs. Chiefs.
Viewers in Canada will be able to stream the game via DAZN.
Kickoff for Monday night is set for 8:15 p.m. ET. That’s the customary start time for “Monday Night Football” games.
The Raiders will travel to Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., meaning the game will start at 7:15 p.m. local time and 5:15 p.m. in Las Vegas.
Raiders vs. Chiefs will be simulcast on ESPN and ABC. That means it will be available to stream on the ESPN app, as well as ESPN+.
Cord-cutters can watch “Monday Night Football” with fuboTV, which carries ESPN and ABC and also offers a free trial. FuboTV also carries CBS, Fox, NFL Network and NBC, so users can find most locally broadcast NFL games.
Other streaming options for Raiders vs. Chiefs are as follows:
ESPN made one of the biggest splashes of the broadcasting offseason when it signed Buck and Aikman to work “Monday Night Football,” pulling them away from Fox. Buck will handle play-by-play, while Aikman will provide color commentary.
There will be a pair of games in Week 2, with one game set to be broadcast on ESPN and the other on ABC.
“Monday Night Football” games can be watched on the ESPN app, through ESPN+ or on fuboTV, which offers a free trial. ESPN+ will also have exclusive coverage of the Oct. 30 matchup in London between the Broncos and Jaguars, which will take place at 9:30 a.m. ET.
The mild, mild west?