Chiefs stifle Raiders, lead 16-0 at halftime

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The Chiefs need to snap their four-game losing streak to remain in control in the AFC West and they’ve done a good job of getting that win through the first 30 minutes of Sunday’s game against the Raiders.

Kansas City scored points on their first four possessions of the first half and saw time run out on their fifth drive when Raiders linebacker Bruce Irvin sacked Alex Smith for the third time on the afternoon. Irvin’s work, along with some help from Khalil Mack, has helped limit the Chiefs to field goals on three of those four scoring drives and that’s why the Raiders are only down 16-0 at halftime.

The Chiefs have outgained the visiting side 235-68 and 27 of the Raiders’ yards came on one run by Marshawn Lynch. The absence of cornerback Marcus Peters hasn’t helped Derek Carr as the Raiders quarterback is 5-of-12 for 31 yards and an interception. The Raiders also saw wide receiver Amari Cooper leave after tweaking the ankle injury that had him listed as questionable heading into Sunday, which adds to problems they’ll have to solve if they want to lay claim to first place in the division.

Penalties have also hurt the Chiefs’ efforts to get into the end zone, but they’ve built enough of a lead that getting more of the same from the defense would get them a much-needed win to kick off the final stretch of the regular season.

12 responses to “Chiefs stifle Raiders, lead 16-0 at halftime

  1. What a disgusting performance by the Raiders, there’s no excuse at all to not be ready to play in a game this big.

    The play calling on both sides of the ball sucks and but pales in comparison to the lack of effort by the players.

  2. Good thing Derek Carr was nice enough to leave some money to build the dynasty with some other guys and wasn’t ridiculously overpaid. Oh, wait.

  3. Andy must have lit a bonfire under the rear ends of the defense this week.
    Look at how much better this team plays when the getto cancer Marcus Peters is suspended.
    I actually saw his replacement pressing the WR, and not lined up 15 yards off the line of scrimmage,. I also saw his replacement not only ATTEMPT, but actually MAKE a tackle.

  4. Andy must have lit a bonfire under the rear ends of the defense this week.
    Look at how much better this team plays when the cancer Marcus Peters is suspended.
    I actually saw his replacement pressing the WR, and not lined up 15 yards off the line of scrimmage,. I also saw his replacement not only ATTEMPT, but actually MAKE a tackle.

  5. Uh Joe,

    I am seeing real good effort from the Chiefs. Sorry your team is getting DOMINATED, but the REAL Chiefs are back……….and unfortunately for you, so are the REAL raiders.
    HAHAHAHAHA

  6. Iknowitall says:
    December 10, 2017 at 2:42 pm
    Uh Joe,

    I am seeing real good effort from the Chiefs. Sorry your team is getting DOMINATED, but the REAL Chiefs are back……….and unfortunately for you, so are the REAL raiders.
    HAHAHAHAHA
    ……….

    The REAL Chiefs are 6-6. I wouldn’t call beating the raiders a good representation of “being back”. Unless you mean WAYYYYY back to like 1968, the last time the ketchup and mustards were relevant. Always that 9-17 playoff record to hang your head on though. And your Travis Kelce pillow

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