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Vahe Gregorian: NFL's Thursday night games put teams off kilter

When the Chiefs fended off reigning Super Bowl champion Seattle to win a particularly bruising game 24-20 last November, they had won their fifth game in a row to improve to 7-3. Up next was a trip to Oakland, an 0-10 fiasco of a team that loomed as a pylon for the Chiefs as they enhanced their inevitable playoff resume. Instead, the Raiders seized a 14-0 lead and a 24-20 victory that triggered a three-game Kansas City losing streak that became the pivot point in their failure to reach the playoffs. Now the Chiefs might have bungled that game even if it were played on the customary day of NFL worship with its "any given Sunday" qualifier. But it was played on a Thursday...