The Raiders will play without DL Mario Edwards (neck) on Thursday, and the rookie will miss the remainder of the season.
The Oakland defense has recorded 19 sacks over the last five weeks, leading all NFL defenses in that span.
Kansas City QB Alex Smith is 5-1 in his career against the Oakland Raiders, with 14 touchdown passes to just one interception.
The Oakland defense has surrendered 189.0 rushing yards and 28.7 points per game over the last three weeks.
The Oakland Raiders travel to Detroit in Week 11 to face the Lions, who lead the NFL in turnovers.
The Oakland Raiders will host the Minnesota Vikings in Week 10, who could be without starting QB Teddy Bridgewater (concussion).
The Oakland defense is preparing to face New York Jets running back Chris Ivory, who is one of seven NFL backs with 500 or more rushing yards this season.
The Oakland D/ST travels to San Diego to face the Chargers in Week 7, who lead the NFL with 433 yards of total offense per game.
The Oakland Raiders head into their bye week allowing just 83.2 rushing yards per game, the fourth-best mark among NFL teams.
The Oakland Raiders are allowing opposing offenses to convert on third down at a 45.6 percent clip.
The Oakland Raiders will continue to focus on the pass-rush benefits of the 3-4 defensive alignment moving forward.
The Oakland Raiders defense leads the NFL in yards allowed, giving up 444.5 yards per game through two weeks.
The Oakland Raiders will face Baltimore backup left tackle James Hurst in Week 2, with starter Eugene Monroe (concussion) ruled out.
The Oakland Raiders defense added a new piece as they signed LB Aldon Smith to a one-year contract.