PRO FOOTBALL / DAILY REPORT : RAIDERS : Chiefs May Take Cue From Browns

If the success Cleveland had in its 28-16 victory over the Raiders last Sunday is any indication, look for Raider safeties Ronnie Lott and Eddie Anderson to be busy Monday night at Kansas City.

The Browns' game plan against the Raiders was to take advantage of the aggressive styles of Lott and Anderson.

"We wanted to get them locked up in one-on-one coverage because we felt that we could beat them there," said Cleveland's Eric Metcalf, who scored four touchdowns against the Raiders.

Kansas City quarterback Dave Krieg has led the Chiefs to a 3-0 record and has completed 60% of his passes for 562 yards, with two touchdowns and only one interception.

With tight end Keith Jackson being available because of the recent ruling allowing free agency for four unsigned NFL players, Coach Art Shell said he has no plans of signing the former Philadelphia all-pro.

"We feel that we have excellent tight ends right now," Shell said. "I'm just speaking for myself, but I think we are set for the future at that position."

Sam Graddy will start at wide receiver in place of Tim Brown, who is not expected to play because of a hamstring injury. Linebacker Winston Moss, sidelined against Cleveland because of a groin injury, will play. . . . In three games, the Raiders are averaging 410 total yards in offense, while only giving up 254. They have outpassed opponents 956 to 525 yards and outrushed their opposition, 349 to 256. However, the Raiders have 13 turnovers with 10 sacks, and opponents have turned the ball over only three times and given up four sacks. . . . The Raiders have more victories on Monday night than any other NFL team with 29. However, Kansas City defeated them last season on Monday night, 24-21. . . . Kansas City Coach Marty Schottenheimer has a 6-1 record against the Raiders, including last season's playoff victory.

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