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Final: Chiefs 28, Raiders 0

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 at 4:11 pm in Oakland Raiders.

In the end, it didn’t matter whether the quarterback was Kyle Boller or Carson Palmer.

The Raiders’ secrecy about naming a starter was no mystery to the Kansas City Chiefs, who intercepted six passes Sunday and returned two of them for touchdowns Sunday in a 28-0 AFC West win at O.co Coliseum.

The loss snapped the Raiders’ eight-game winning streak in the AFC West and dropped their record to 4-3 heading into their bye week, where much time will be spent by coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Al Saunders getting Palmer up to speed.

Kansas City, 3-3, has won three straight games, beating a team with a winning record for the first time this season.

The Raiders weren’t helped by the absence of their most explosive player, running back Darren McFadden, who left with an undisclosed injury after carrying twice for four yards and did not return.

Kendrick Lewis got Kansas City started with a 59-yard interception return on Boller’s first pass of the day. Brandon Flowers sent much of the crowd heading for the exits with 14:25 left by stealing a Palmer pass and racing 55 yards for a touchdown.

Palmer had two other interceptions, the last one coming on a deflected pass off the hands by Denarius Moore deep in Chiefs territory by Jon McGraw.

By the time Jackson gave the hook to Boller with 10:25 left in the third quarter, the Raiders trailed 21-0. He completed 7 of 14 passes for 61 yards with three interceptions, including a 59-yard interception return for a touchdown by Kendrick Lewis on his first pass of the day.

There was also a fumbled center snap with Boller’s back to the end zone, which he recovered.

Boller had been getting booed sporadically since the interception, with the level increasing until Palmer put on his helmet with while the Chiefs were in the process of a 66-yard drive that would put them up 21-0.

Besides the Lewis interception, Lewis overthrew Denarius Moore on a pass that was intercepted by Brandon Flowers, with Kansas City then driving 61 yards to score on a 1-yard run by Le’Ron McClain.

The other interception came on a forced pass to Heyward-Bey that Brandon Carr intercepted at the 10-yard line.

Oakland’s best chance to score in the first half was stuffed at the 1-yard line on fourth-and-goal when Michael Bush took a direct snap and was hit by Derrick Johnson.

The Raiders got into position to score on a 35-yard run by Bush.

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  • Tricky70390

    Hue=Josh McDaniels

    God I hope I’m wrong though. Our team is a laughing stock now and most likely will remain that way until they play again two weeks from now. That’s a long ways away.

    The good thing is if they beat the Broncos and Chargers in primetime after that, we may be having last laugh…

  • Try Some Reality

    Well, I’m out. Have a good night Left, Thec, and the rest of my Nation brothers.

  • Raiderbuck

    This was a learning experience for rookie car salesman – don’t put yourself in that position!! We all knew we had no depth, and this is the result.

    This answers SOup questions. We are terrible without him under center.
    Boller is a nice guy but no where near a good QB. I had flashes of McClown out there.
    Just how bad is Trent Edwards anyway if he couldn’t make backup on this team?
    CP is the real deal, give him a couple of weeks to get into it and he’s gonna rock!
    I lay this at Huejack City’s feet. A couple of injuries shouldn’t have put us in this spot. We so thin at several roster spots. How many CB have we run through?
    Bush is the freakin’ man but he can’t do it all himself.
    Good defense if we didn’t throw six interceptions, score would have been much much different!
    Now I have to go pay all those sodas I bet!

  • autopalm77

    444….Good post…Always trying to use the speed literally instead of straight ahead……

  • alex7

    Hue’s record in his first 7 games is the best of any Raiders head coach since 1998, and people want to fire him because our backup QB didn’t play like Drew Brees.

    Weirdos.

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    POST-446,THOUGHT CROSSED MY MIND ALSO..

  • autopalm77

    Later TSR….Go easy…

  • alex7

    Raiderbuck,

    so to summarize your post…

    It’s Hue’s fault…that the team’s roster is thin.

    Duuuuuuuuumb.

  • beach

    Alex7, you are right. Missing starting QB (new one not ready to take over until Denver), best running back and best kicker in league out. I just blame Hue for the goal line calls.

  • edward teach

    Somebody tried to get Hue to talk about what happened between him and Haley.

    Wouldn’t get into it at all, even when pressed to talk about it. Only thing he said was, “It’s ok. We’ll see them again down the road.”

    I have a feeling the next meeting is going to be a little different. I just hope Big Rich can keep from getting tossed out.

  • RAIDERMAN99

    One additional comment about MBush.

    Not scoring on that 4th down really took the wind out of the Raid’s sails.

    Bush is a big dude, but certainly not a power runner at the LOS. He’s way more forceful and bruising once he hits the second level.

    That said, I’m not going to bash him for not being a bruising power back in tight. However, it needs to be said that he doesn’t have a nose for the end zone.

    Sure looked to me that he could have taken a step to the right and scored relatively easily on the failed 4th down.

    Some guys have a knack for getting 6. I don’t think Bush is one of them.

  • I am Spartacus

    I don’t see a rebound against Denver. Hue’s bag of tricks is empty. Counting on DMAC to stay healthy all year is a fool’s errand. DHB is our best receiver and I doubt he would start on any other team.

  • edward teach

    62-7 Saints. Can the Colts really be that bad???

  • realtruraider

    The whole offense looked way out of sync today. This was some what expected without JC, but not to that extent.

    DHB looks like are only WR out there and that has ben the case these last few games. I really hope these guys can get it together cause I don’t want to see T.O out there.

    DHBEAST has to be in the lead for MUP now, I am glad I have him as my MUP. Always knew he had it in him.

    Corky hates what DHB is doing, its making him look like a fool, today in his chat he still said DHB is the 6th best WR on the team LMFAO dude is the only WR on the team

  • RaiderYYZ

    You knew when all the talk was about Carson all week there was a huge possibility of a letdown, especially with K.C. coming in off a bye.

    Hue’s been a little cocky so this loss, with 2 weeks to let it stew should be a good thing and I expect a “w” against the donkey’s.

  • zopi

    Don’t sell the chefs short.
    I was wrong thinking they could be had easyly only to have the Raiders lay a major egg. The chefs played tough in San Diego last time, and I’ll bet they’ll play them tight again in Arrowhead. They didn’t win the AFC West last season for nothing. The chefs coaches did a helluva job preparing for the Raiders, this was not a fluke. And the Raiders coaches did a piss poor job preparing for this one.

    Bottom line with Palmer, like I said before, he has always had the hype, since he was in high school in the OC. It took him 3 years to do anything at SC, and his Heisman year was all about Norm Chow. Palmer has all the tools to be a great QB, eight years later people are still waiting. Just as he will throw a 25 yard bullet in one play to wow you, he’ll throw the pick six in the next one to frustrate you.

    HueJax made a desperate move and paid dearly for it, and will continue to pay because Palmer is not that much better than Campbell or Boller, but at least with Soup the Raiders had some one who was playing his heart out, something Palmer will never do. Just watch.

    HueJax brings a lot of good, but with the Palmer trade he was simply way over his head, got desperate and over reacted, and I’m afraid, for the good of the Nation, that he has made a costly mistake.

    Start the countdown from today, what’s the over under before the Nation begins treating Palmer like they did with Boller today, and start chanting Soup’s name.

  • djohnnyg

    My life is a very busy, stressful one. Raiders have been a fun diversion.

    I’m still “in”, but man, what a depressing afternoon.

    It’s on me. I need to get a life.

  • RaiderSam

    I Am Spartacus Says:
    October 23rd, 2011 at 4:29 pm
    What a disgrace. Nice game plan Hue. I cannot stand this. He looks like a complete buffoon standing on the sideline.
    =============================

    You can step off the bandwagon anytime, partner. The Bus will roll on with or without you.

    RAIDER NATION!

  • MikieG

    # Thec07 Says:
    October 23rd, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Carson Palmer has zip when he needs it, and has touch when he needs it…. Don’t worry about his arm….

    His issue is playbook, and timing…

    both will be fixed before the denver game…
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Dude, I am so sorry you had to go out there and watch this abomination! One of the worst games I have seen us play in 5 years. Reminds me of the game we played when we went into St. Louis 4 or 5-0 and got our asses handed to us by a guy that the Rams fans didn’t even know the name of at the time..Mark Bulger..a humbling experience..we still went to the SB that year..but games like this happen..
    I just cant get over some of the terrible playcalling and the non-use of Taiwan..
    Also, I never want to see Denarious return another punt..dude just doesn’t have the ‘it’ factor for returning punts..

  • RaiderSam

    Don’t sell the chefs short.
    I was wrong thinking they could be had easyly only to have the Raiders lay a major egg. The chefs played tough in San Diego last time, and I’ll bet they’ll play them tight again in Arrowhead. They didn’t win the AFC West last season for nothing. The chefs coaches did a helluva job preparing for the Raiders, this was not a fluke. And the Raiders coaches did a piss poor job preparing for this one.

    Bottom line with Palmer, like I said before, he has always had the hype, since he was in high school in the OC. It took him 3 years to do anything at SC, and his Heisman year was all about Norm Chow. Palmer has all the tools to be a great QB, eight years later people are still waiting. Just as he will throw a 25 yard bullet in one play to wow you, he’ll throw the pick six in the next one to frustrate you.

    HueJax made a desperate move and paid dearly for it, and will continue to pay because Palmer is not that much better than Campbell or Boller, but at least with Soup the Raiders had some one who was playing his heart out, something Palmer will never do. Just watch.

    HueJax brings a lot of good, but with the Palmer trade he was simply way over his head, got desperate and over reacted, and I’m afraid, for the good of the Nation, that he has made a costly mistake.

    Start the countdown from today, what’s the over under before the Nation begins treating Palmer like they did with Boller today, and start chanting Soup’s name.
    ==========================
    all this after one game….and four days of practice…no OTA’s , off season, and supposed retirement…and a half game lead over the Chiefs with hot garbage Tim Tebow coming.

    Got cheese with that whine?

  • apache

    Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    October 23rd, 2011 at 4:57 pm
    We lost our starting QB and star RB. Not a surprise that we lost. But, I blame Hue for the way we lost. If he would have coached smarter, the game would have been close and the Raider still could have won it. The Chiefs are not a good team. They were lucky to have played the Raiders when they did.
    ======================================================
    Yah, yah, yah. Typical pissed off fan excuses, and you’re not the only one embarrassing yourself by using this one. Need I remind you that the Chiefs are without their #1 TE (Moeaki), their #1 Safety (Eric Berry), their #1 RB (a monster runner by the name of Jamaal Charles), AND the Chifs QB had a smashing QB rating of something like 38? I would say it’s the other way around — the Raiders were lucky to have played the Chiefs when they did, or it could have been a lot worse for the silver and black.

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