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Raiders have miles to go in quest to catch AFC West champion Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs own the AFC West. They have three straight division titles and five playoff appearances in Andy Reid’s six years as head coach.

Sure, the Chiefs haven’t won a postseason contest in that stretch, though there’s a chance to snap that streak Sunday afternoon against Indianapolis. But, to focus on that ignores a greater point.

Kansas City is the AFC West gold standard.

Raiders head coach Jon Gruden wants to own this division. Doing so will require beating the team current sitting on top.

That means doing better than the Chiefs and Reid, his longtime friend and colleague.