Raiders up 13-6 at halftime, Chiefs still haven’t led

AP

The Chiefs haven’t led this season.

And at this point, it’s a decent bet they may not.

After losing “starting” quarterback Brady Quinn to a head injury, former starter Matt Cassel led them to a pair of field goal drives which felt like progress, considering it was 6-6 late in the first half.

But then Javier Arenas fumbled an attempted fair catch just before halftime, giving the Raiders a short field.

Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer made them pay three plays later, hitting Denarius Moore for a quick touchdown and a 13-6 lead at the break.

The Chiefs lead the league in turnovers, and have allowed 86 points off those givebacks (10 today). Teams don’t get to be 1-5 by accident.