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Chiefs credited with 10 sacks in win vs. Oakland

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On Sunday, the Chiefs were outgained by the Raiders. Overall, Kansas City gained just 3.5 yards per play.

However, the Chiefs’ defense was outstanding, and it was the difference in a 24-7 win. The victory improved the Chiefs’ record to 6-0, which keeps them atop the AFC West.

The Chiefs’ pass rush was dominant. Kansas City sacked Oakland quarterback Terrelle Pryor 10 times, with seven coming after halftime. Outside linebacker Tamba Hali had 3.5 sacks, with inside linebacker Derrick Jackson recording two sacks.

After a solid start, Pryor struggled after halftime, throwing three interceptions. His sixth NFL regular-season start was a tough one on numerous levels.

The Week Seven bye comes at a good time for Oakland (2-4), which is dealing with numerous offensive line injuries. This was simply a very tough matchup for the Raiders, and perhaps they can move forward with some lessons learned as they prepare for the post-bye portion of their schedule.

The Chiefs have to get better, too. In victory, quarterback Alex Smith completed just 14-of-31 passes for 128 yards. However, running back Jamaal Charles had a productive day, racking up a combined 128 yards and two touchdowns on 27 touches.

Those touchdowns were all the Chiefs ultimately needed on Sunday. Their defense was that good.

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47 Responses to “Chiefs credited with 10 sacks in win vs. Oakland”
  1. jakec4 says: Oct 13, 2013 7:18 PM

    If they’re playing defense like that in January and just have Alex Smith being serviceable, they could go deep playing defense like that. 10 sacks is insane. That doesn’t even count how many other pressures and hurries they probably had. The Chiefs still need a real test but they have to be the team nobody wants to play.

  2. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 13, 2013 7:21 PM

    Can’t wait until they play Denver.

  3. jhorton83 says: Oct 13, 2013 7:29 PM

    Imagine how many they would have had if Matt Flynn was the starter. 20? 25 maybe?

  4. dannyreneau says: Oct 13, 2013 7:30 PM

    Just got back from this game and that D is incredible. We also set the record for the loudest stadium in the world, WOOT woot!!

  5. blackbeard43 says: Oct 13, 2013 7:32 PM

    This game was closer than what the final score says. Too many turnovers was what doomed Oakland but their defense played well also.

    The raiders limited KC to 216 yrds total, on the road and with a lot of no-name players. I like what J Tarver has done!

  6. jjackwagon says: Oct 13, 2013 7:32 PM

    Fear the Red Legion.

  7. raiderapologist says: Oct 13, 2013 7:44 PM

    Pryor didn’t stand a chance in the game. His line couldn’t protect him, and his coaches didn’t help him out. You don’t drop back on third and 46. You run a draw and then punt. The kid was obviously rattled, and they just kept throwing him to the wolves.

  8. repmochief50 says: Oct 13, 2013 7:45 PM

    If, if, if, but, but, but…….SCOREBOARD. We have injuries too, and this was supposed to be a rebuilding year with entire new staff and 30 new players on our rosters. Bottom line is we’re 6-0 and your 2-4. After last year it feels pretty SWEET!

  9. goodwin8418 says: Oct 13, 2013 7:45 PM

    We’ve been hearing that argument since week one….

  10. chiefjoe59 says: Oct 13, 2013 7:48 PM

    Nobody calls the Chiefs defense the Red Legion. That is a horrible nickname. Red Death, Red Plague, or any number of other nicknames would be better.

  11. Grinds My Gear says: Oct 13, 2013 7:48 PM

    Raiders actually kept the game real close, but injuries soon caught up to them on offensive line.
    They lost their back up center mid-game, they had to move their RG to center. They were without the back up RT. I mean they were down to their 3rd and 4th string guys moving players to position they don’t play.

    Chiefs are decent, but in my opinion they are a product of a weak schedule and playing teams at the right time. They’ll probably have a great regular season record, but they aren’t going far come January in my opinion.

  12. dirkanger23 says: Oct 13, 2013 7:54 PM

    Wake me up when the Chiefs play an actual good team. They’re schedule has been a straight up joke so far. Only San Diego & Philly have been slightly better than mediocre. I give KCs defense the credit they deserve but Alex Smith should be a career backup, not a starter.

  13. oakraid says: Oct 13, 2013 7:54 PM

    Against an oline DECIMATED by injuries. The Raiders were doing a pretty decent job until late in the 1st half when Pashos and Gurode left the game. By halftime, the Raiders had no offensive linemen playing the position they played last season or were projected to play this season.

    Your defense is pretty darn good KC, but dont go making yourselves out to be the 86 Bears just yet.

  14. coachstram says: Oct 13, 2013 7:55 PM

    Please don’t say “woot”.

  15. Patriot42 says: Oct 13, 2013 7:56 PM

    The faiders sure are going anywhere in Jan.

  16. bombayjon says: Oct 13, 2013 7:57 PM

    repmochief50 says:Oct 13, 2013 7:45 PM

    If, if, if, but, but, but…….SCOREBOARD. We have injuries too, and this was supposed to be a rebuilding year with entire new staff and 30 new players on our rosters. Bottom line is we’re 6-0 and your 2-4. After last year it feels pretty SWEET!

    ——————————————————–

    Uhhh, don’t you mean the last 6 years? Cause that’s how long the Raiders have been whooping the Chiefs at home. Not mad at you, though. The Chiefs beat us fair and square. Much respect, and I hope you do it to the donks as well.

  17. hendeeze says: Oct 13, 2013 8:01 PM

    It’s 3rd and 48 for the Raiders!

  18. slick50ks says: Oct 13, 2013 8:03 PM

    Keep Pryor in the pocket, and collect the wins.

    He is terrible in the light of day. And anyone worse than Alex Smith doesn’t belong in the league.

  19. kcflake says: Oct 13, 2013 8:05 PM

    10 sacks for our chiefs d. Way to go fellas. We are so proud of you. Wearing our red and gold loud and proud. Go chiefs.

  20. kcsam76 says: Oct 13, 2013 8:15 PM

    Not surprised. When you are relying on 2 o-lineman who were signed off the street out of camp (Pashos and Gurode) it’s tough to begin with. And then take away those 2 guys and bring in guys off the PS to take their place all the while your RG is now all of a sudden your 3rd string center?? Lucky they didn’t give up 19 sacks!

    Either way, the bye couldn’t come at a better time for the Raiders. Once Veldheer, Watson and Wiz return the o-line should be more than capable. Lick your wounds and come out of the bye strong.

  21. spyder9669 says: Oct 13, 2013 8:15 PM

    Easy there KC fans. You have had a pretty embarassing team in the past. You’re 6-0 now…But I have a feeling by the end of the year you will still be exactly who we thought you were. Denver will beat you badly. And I hate Denver.

  22. Smarterthanyou says: Oct 13, 2013 8:22 PM

    Stay classy Wilky

  23. c1md6 says: Oct 13, 2013 8:24 PM

    Just shows when a head coach who knows what they’re doing can do for a team. Andy will have this team a legitimate contender for years to come, well done KC you guys deserve it.
    -Vikings fan.

  24. nfl4life77 says: Oct 13, 2013 8:24 PM

    31 sacks in 6 games. On pace for 83 close to ’84 Bears 84… Just sayin

  25. nfl4life77 says: Oct 13, 2013 8:28 PM

    check that.. ’85 bears

  26. atleastimnotaraidersfan says: Oct 13, 2013 8:29 PM

    Did that dude say red & gold? Great fans you’ve got there kc…

  27. vegasgreek says: Oct 13, 2013 8:33 PM

    This Raider team has guts and won’t quit. Next year all the dead cap money comes off the books and they can build a real offensive line and find a young quality TE with All -Pro potential. With a line Pryor could be the next Randall Cunningham. Amy Trask was on TV today and said Pryor is the hardest working QB the Raiders ever hand since Rich Gannon. 2 more quality drafts and some key FA signings and the Raiders will be AFC West contenders for the playoffs by 2015. Remember Troy Aikman took a vicious beating his rookie year and he is in the HOF. Pryor has the potential to be an exciting force in the Raiders offense for a decade if he gets some blocking up front and a running game that doesn’t have to worry if Run DMC will play or not.

  28. nosmak40 says: Oct 13, 2013 8:37 PM

    So, who is this linebacker Derrick Jackson?

  29. steelchampions says: Oct 13, 2013 8:43 PM

    10 sacks; Would have made Derrick Thomas proud!

  30. frogkiller777 says: Oct 13, 2013 8:46 PM

    jhorton83 says: Oct 13, 2013 7:29 PM

    Imagine how many they would have had if Matt Flynn was the starter. 20? 25 maybe?

    if gabbert were the starter? mind blown!

  31. frogkiller777 says: Oct 13, 2013 8:56 PM

    dirkanger23 says: Oct 13, 2013 7:54 PM

    Wake me up when the Chiefs play an actual good team. They’re schedule has been a straight up joke so far. Only San Diego & Philly have been slightly better than mediocre. I give KCs defense the credit they deserve but Alex Smith should be a career backup, not a starter.

    smith is somewhere near 20-5 in last 25 games.
    he is the same kind of QB as matt ryan
    he has settled in nicely as a game manager with a good D

  32. raiderseliminatedfromplayoffsalready says: Oct 13, 2013 10:07 PM

    Anyone seen JoeToronto?! No? Oh that’s right. He’s rooting for the Browns this week. Oh wait…scratch that. He’s a Patriots fan again!!

  33. cap10d71 says: Oct 13, 2013 10:34 PM

    For you geniuses hating on the Chiefs open your eyes………. Yes the Chiefs have played a weak schedule, but if that means their not any good then the same could be said for the Broncos. Theyve played the EXACT same schedule except the Broncos played Baltimore(3-3) and the Chiefs played Tennessee(3-3). Not to mention the Broncos have played only 2 road games while the Chiefs have played 3. Chiefs lead the league in scoring defense and sacks and the Broncos lead the league in scoring. Both are teams NOBODY wants to face right now. Hate on………….IDIOTS………FACE PALM

  34. cap10d71 says: Oct 13, 2013 10:41 PM

    theyre not their……..for you grammar nazis….. GO CHIEFS !!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. johninthewest says: Oct 13, 2013 11:55 PM

    Team better step up their offensive play or else they can start making plans on watching January football from their sofas.

  36. indychiefsfan says: Oct 14, 2013 12:08 AM

    @dirkanger23 The Chiefs havent played the Chargers yet. If you want to make a comment about football you should search for “football” on that there internet first so you dont make yourself look stupid mkay.

  37. raiderapologist says: Oct 14, 2013 12:12 AM

    slick50ks says: Oct 13, 2013 8:03 PM

    Keep Pryor in the pocket, and collect the wins.

    He is terrible in the light of day. And anyone worse than Alex Smith doesn’t belong in the league.
    ——————
    He had better numbers than Smith, despite the 10 sacks. If you put all the blame on Pryor, it just shows your ignorance. But then again, you do that with every post.

  38. slick50ks says: Oct 14, 2013 12:22 AM

    vegasgreek says:
    Oct 13, 2013 8:33 PM
    This Raider team has guts and won’t quit. Next year all the dead cap money comes off the books and they can build a real offensive line and find a young quality TE with All -Pro potential. With a line Pryor could be the next Randall Cunningham. Amy Trask was on TV today and said Pryor is the hardest working QB the Raiders ever hand since Rich Gannon. 2 more quality drafts and some key FA signings and the Raiders will be AFC West contenders for the playoffs by 2015. Remember Troy Aikman took a vicious beating his rookie year and he is in the HOF. Pryor has the potential to be an exciting force in the Raiders offense for a decade if he gets some blocking up front and a running game that doesn’t have to worry if Run DMC will play or not

    —————————–

    Building a team around Terrible Pryor would be something Matt Millen would do.

    Speaking of big Reg…

  39. motrepip says: Oct 14, 2013 12:54 AM

    They’re
    :)

    Go Chiefs

  40. drone501 says: Oct 14, 2013 1:40 AM

    chiefs finally become relevant after 20 years.

  41. otacon122 says: Oct 14, 2013 4:31 AM

    For all you Oakland Raiders fans: Maybe if your team would learn to play fair, they’d win more than they lose. As it is, they’ve built up a reputation not just for being the most penalized team in the NFL, but for racking up those penalties every time they fall behind in a game. Also, what in God’s name gave you the right to damage our cars and other property by throwing rocks and other stuff at us? If this was Oakland, then I would understand, but you were here in Kansas City. When you’re in our house, you play by our laws or you go back to Oakland where you came from.

  42. mpoles says: Oct 14, 2013 6:01 AM

    Raiders O-line for most of today’s game:

    LT: Khalif Barnes (3rd string)
    LG: Lucas Nix (2nd string, playing his sixth NFL game)
    C: Mike Brisiel (3rd string, last played centre in NFL Europe)
    RG: Lamar Mady (3rd string, undrafted rookie in his second NFL game)
    RT: Matt McCants (4th string, playing his fifth NFL game)

    So of course the Chiefs are going to get lots of sacks. Despite that, this game was a 7 point game until the last few minutes. Sorry Chiefs fans, but your team is nowhere near as good as that record suggests.

    When they come up against decent teams, they’re going to get found out.

    Hats off to Jamaal Charles though. Didn’t get fantastic stats today or any long runs, but while his QB was being pretty inept and the receivers were well covered most of the day, he got some tough yardage. One of the NFL’s most underrated players.

    And hats off to the Chiefs fans in the stadium. That crowd noise was a huge factor in the second half. It obviously got to Pryor.

  43. illbringdabeers says: Oct 14, 2013 8:48 AM

    It seems like every single Chiefs post, Chiefs fans come on here and call everybody else losers and tell everybody to “keep hating”, but when someone points something out, like their schedule, they get super mad and call everybody names? Win with dignity children, win with dignity

  44. caseyinkc says: Oct 14, 2013 9:38 AM

    Chiefense wins again! 6-0! That’s better than EVERYONE (except Denver) can say so hate on haters! We can only beat who they put in front of us.

  45. furious76 says: Oct 14, 2013 10:13 AM

    I remember when DEN went 6-0 under a new coach and a great D. They had a serviceable game manager at QB and it looked like DEN was going to make a serious run into the playoffs…. Then the other teams finally had enough game footage on the system to shut it down.

    DEN fans were just as insufferable as the replies from Chiefs fans on here have been. I think history is about to repeat itself.

  46. ryanman82 says: Oct 14, 2013 12:33 PM

    Why are 90% of the comments negative about the Chiefs? Go to your own damn article. No one cares that you think we have a weak schedule or we only got 10 sacks because their O-Line sucks. The Chiefs had 21 other sacks before the game which still lead the league. Take the loss with what little respect Raiders fans have nowadays and move on.

  47. cospgsmadman says: Oct 14, 2013 1:05 PM

    I knew Reid was going to great in K.C. I’m life long Broncos fan. Congrads on a divsion win. It’s about to get crazy in this division when K.C./Den play each other 2 out 3 games Nov.17 and Dec 01.

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