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Chiefs 24, Raiders 7 — Final

KANSAS CITY – The Kansas City Chiefs parlayed an interception late in the third quarter into a tiebreaking touchdown drive, then relied on their defense to close out the game against the Raiders on Sunday.
The formula worked quite well as the Chiefs sealed the 24-7 win with a barrage of sacks of Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor and a stifling defensive effort overall.
The Chiefs improved to 6-0 with the win, while the Raiders dropped to 2-4 on the season.
The game turned when safety Quintin Demps snagged the ill-advised pass by Pryor, and the Chiefs scored a tiebreaking touchdown four plays later on the second of running back Jamaal Charles’ two rushing touchdowns.
Backup cornerback Marcus Cooper, pressed into duty when starter Brandon Flowers couldn’t go, sealed the game with an interception of Pryor with 4 minutes, 9 seconds left.
Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah closed out the scoring with a 44-yard interception return for touchdown with 1:35 left.
Pryor outplayed counterpart Alex Smith in the first half, but it was Smith that made more key plays from late in the second half through the end of the game.
The Raiders finished the game down two offensive linemen that started the game – center Andre Gurode and right tackle Tony Pashos. That no doubt contributed to the Chiefs sacking Pryor 10 times and harassing him several other plays.
The Raiders also came undone too often as a result of penalties. They played penalty-free football for the first quarter but committed four in the second quarter and five in the third.
Meanwhile, Smith played a conservative game without any turnovers, and the Chiefs committed only four penalties.
Things looked promising for the Raiders early on as they jumped to a 7-0 lead on a short pass from Pryor to wide receiver Denarius Moore that Moore turned into a 39-yard touchdown.
The Chiefs tied the game late in the first half on a 7-yard run by Charles.
Raiders rookie cornerback D.J. Hayden aided the Chiefs scoring drive by committing a pass interference penalty on a third-and-10 play.
The Raiders held their own against the Chiefs in the first half and even outplayed them for stretches.
In the second half, Hayden atoned for his first-half gaffe with a forced fumble inside the Raiders 10-yard line and the Chiefs destined for a tiebreaking score midway through the third quarter.
Fellow cornerback Charles Woodson was there to fall on the loose ball and keep the game tied. For Woodson, that marked his third turnover in two games – he has an interception and fumble recovery against the Chargers a week earlier.

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  • 0ak R8rs

    Lets just say 20 screens in the game would have won us the game, just for the sale of argument. Who blocks on those screens? It is offensive linemen, correct? I think the 5 of them has plenty of other shlt to worry about. I doubt a single one of then would have understood their blocking assignments on screen plays. You’re just way off. We didn’t lose because of lack of screen plays. And we likely couldn’t run them effectively even of we wanted to.

  • Raiders for Life

    Well put EM. can’t wait to the chefs in the ” C ” Payback is bich

  • r8ter4evr

    Andy Reid. 2nd half adjustments makeshift line. PRYOR struggled fact

  • Miamiraider78

    Man, regardless of the loss, it’s really fun to see Taiwan on special teams. Few of the bright spots I guess.

  • r8ter4evr

    He will only get better with this experience

  • EMRaiders

    On the bright side though, our D is for real. I can’t wait to get our O healthy and see what this team really looks like when we are 100%.

  • LA_RAYDAH

    I been following this blog since Kiffin was coach, but let me say this, this is the most competitive I have seen the D since the Superbowl. For years would were a turnstile for RB’s, but not anymore. We haven’t had an upside QB ever, always retreads, or gapstops. If we draft a QB this year it would be ignoring other more pressing needs. Our Oline is a mixed bag. Veldheer, Watson, and Wiz 2.0 look like keepers now we need to find franchise guards. Maybe another pass rush end, and stud LB for depth. We are closer with the cap sitch for next year. What do yall think?

  • plunkhead

    Carson “clutch” Palmer is about to attempt a comeback.

  • Raiders for Life

    #22 is fast. Would love to see him on the O-side of the ball at times. But yeah, special teams he is a fkn stud.

  • LA_RAYDAH

    Hurricane Jones baybee!!!

  • Raiders for Life

    CP will throw an INT.

  • r8ter4evr

    Agree finally.posted after reading these yoyo posts for years this team is on to something

  • r8ter4evr

    King 51.8 yard avg

  • the pryor fan dr robert

    new post idiots.
    pryor sucks

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    NEW POST..

  • plunkhead

    What happened. SF has the ball again and Gore just went over 100 for the 34th time. Now that’s a RB

  • LA_RAYDAH

    Yeah man, I would get a kick out of posters like priest. I saw the negative and had to say my part.

  • LA_RAYDAH

    Cant forget Beech doggy dogg too lol!

  • Raiders for Life

    I hope to see what Burris can do if he returns. Bilukidi was inactive today so Reg might look at DT’s. An edge rushers OLB or true DE is a must. O-line will need some love in the draft. Looking to get a #1 WR next season. If TP2 falls apart after today (I hope he doesn’t) Then Raiders will be drafting a high pick QB.
    Not sure how you can say that Watson looks like a keeper.

  • 0ak R8rs

    Haha. Playoffs. We won 4 – 2 in OT (soccer isn’t sudden death, in case anyone wants to call me out on a strange OT score).

  • 0ak R8rs

    I will. I have it on TiVo. But I can’t bring myself I watch losses until midweek. If we won I’d probably already be replaying it.

  • r8ter4evr

    He cracks me up

  • LA_RAYDAH

    6th in the league passer rating before todays game says he did…end of story.

  • LA_RAYDAH

    Yeah true about Watson tho. I just felt like he could do better than false start barnes, but in agreeing with you he hasn’t even played. I think if the staff was willing to start him over barnes with no camp says a lot about him, and a lot about barnes RFL.

  • Gdog

    Screens, draws, rolling pockets, bootlegs, reverses… pretty much ANYTHING besides keeping Pryor stationary in the pocket until he is pummeled… which is the only play your hero Olson called. Lukewarm SPIT is him… blah. He will be a 4 win OC for the rest of his entire career… not someone I want to hang my hat on. Why are you his sycophant? You enjoy losing or something??

  • 0ak R8rs

    I’m not a sycophant. I’m also not a short sighted reactionary that’s gonna blame coaching or play calling every time shlt goes wrong on the field.

    Nobody was winning w that line, after two more went down mid game, in this conditions. I’m not gonna say the coaching and play calling was perfect. Nothing could be perfect in a loss like that.

    But way more went wrong that not calling some screens and rollouts. Additionally, it takes a different skillset as an OL to run screens and rolling pockets.

    My point is, again, that I will take what the coaches do or call WAY more than anyone on this board, including myself and you. I’m sure after 100+ years of combined experience just on the offensive side of the ball, SOMEONE suggested screens and rollouts to ease up the pressure coming up the middle and get KC to be a little less aggressive.

    I doubt there felt they could execute it w the line they had, the lack of respect for play action, and the crowd conditions. And I’m sure they thought of it, and thought better of it.

    Players win and lose games. Coaches r part of it, obviously. But we r $50 million under the cap, at least $40 million less than probably 28 of the teams in the NFL, of not more. We have no OL. A “rookie” QB. No reliable WRs or TEs. And no running game. And that’s just the problems we can control. Doesn’t even mention the refs and the crowd.

    Not gonna put this loss on play calling.

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