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Chiefs 24, Raiders 7 — Final

By Steve Corkran
Sunday, October 13th, 2013 at 1:19 pm in Oakland Raiders.

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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  • Back-N-Black

    the O-line is a complete mess right now. The offense will not progress until all the starters are back on the line and the same unit can play a few games together.

  • turf toe

    But the second half was so awful, Oak. It was like the Germans versus Poland in WWll

  • 0ak R8rs

    Haha. I’ve been here? We just haven’t argued!

  • LA_RAYDAH

    Tru…I would’ve tried tho wasn’t nothing else working. The few screens they tried were pretty successful.

  • spiff

    finally someone who makes sense….

  • Raidersfan727

    Bills trying out Matt flynn because Thad Lewis is hurt. Robert, go follow their blog

  • 0ak R8rs

    Yea. Well admittedly I missed the ugliness. Had to leave to coach soccer. When I left there was 8 minutes left in the game, and we were down 1 TD an had just made two straight first downs. When I got home the pause button screwed me and I saw te last sack of the game and I turned it off in disappointment.

    So I obviously missed an ugly last 7 minutes. But again, that’ll happen w an “expansion team”. The results aren’t always gonna be there. But the effort and desire are. An I’m content w that. For now……

  • LA_RAYDAH

    This is what I’m saying tho. Somebody that sees the whole picture, not just a position critic. The positives are more than we’ve had in a while.

  • 2romes

    When they did roll out it worked. Just needed to keep it going.

  • rifflicks

    it doesn’t matter how many plays there are in the Playbook if your QB can’t understand them or execute them does it….Olsen already said he had to simplify the playbook for Pryor…..truth hurt?

  • Raidersfan727

    manning doesnt even jump for loose fumbles lmao

  • LA_RAYDAH

    We had D moore, and Ole boy from Indy the linebacker.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Neede a whole season to gauge TP, and it needes to include a semi-healthy line.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    I never argue man, I just dismiss critics with my clearly intellectually superior wisdom.

  • Raidersfan727

    oh yea youre right… still less than most teams seem to have

  • http://raiders.com/ Crawfish Joe

    Bottom line: another failed half time adjustment.

  • Raidersfan727

    justin blackmon is the real deal

  • rifflicks

    are you a slow learner?

  • …And Justice for AL

    Moore has dreads, and he was on the team last year… Not to meantion Phillip Wheeler…. But I think you’re right, more dreads equal more wins….. Um…

  • r8ter4evr

    He needed reps in preseason with 1st team O

  • LA_RAYDAH

    Yessir! My 13yo son swears that dread heads can play ball! Makes me think he want to knot his ish up lol!

  • 0ak R8rs

    I’ve noticed. Haha.

  • rifflicks

    bottom line…..Olsen had to simplify the Playbook too much for Pryor

  • Raidersfan727

    Lol never said that. Jaguars have tons of dreads on their team , more then denver even… it’s big here in the south, a lot of these florida boys roll with dreads

  • spiff

    S P I F F….. because you asked.

  • r8ter4evr

    De. Front 7and oline was the factor

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    There is, injuries or not, a decided drop off in offesive effectiveness in Raider offense after the half.

  • http://raiders.com/ Crawfish Joe

    Good point. Will take all that into consideration and remain positive and realize this team, from the GM & HC on down still roll with training wheels. But once the O line is healthy and Reece is used a lot, we will be very good.

  • …And Justice for AL

    Link? Where did you hear that?

  • Raidersfan727

    Vic tafur’s blog, rotoworld, and adam schefter

  • turf toe

    I always get a sick feeling when we start a second half, JFB.

  • 0ak R8rs

    Stop it. There r very few half time adjustments, in general. And there r no halftime adjustments to cover up our OL right now. It’s not like they figured out our defense and dominated us on that side of the ball. The crowd and the OL and Pryors inexperience got to us.

    It wasn’t coaching. It wasn’t halftime adjustments. We were not able to overcome a nearly impossible situation. We needed to play virtually perfect. We didn’t.

  • r8ter4evr

    True but noise at stadium played huge part look at hawks home advantage its huge

  • LA_RAYDAH

    All rookie traits to be honest with you. He read SD defense pretty good, and Denver D pretty good too. Read Indy Defense, minus the picks which one should have been avoided with a different play call. 1st and goal with over a minute to play, with reece, pryor, and McFadden and you call a pass play? OLsen wanted that one back I assure you.

  • …And Justice for AL

    I hope he gets signed, They will really suck then

  • rifflicks

    How do the Raiders make adjustments after the half with a simplified playbook????

  • 0ak R8rs

    I’ll agree w that. That whole Flynn thing was a disaster on many levels, not the least of which was the loss of preseason reps for Pryor. Even by Pryors own admission tho, he wasn’t ready last year. And wasn’t sure he was gonna be ready this year. He’s made huge improvements. Today notwithstanding.

  • Gdog

    Lol… not a coaching problem when the entire defense was in our backfield and only 2 screen plays were called?

    Jeesh… you must be really used to losing or something…

  • the pryor fan dr robert

    He will? Seems he just got worse. A lot worse.

  • r8ter4evr

    If you cant here its difficult to have multiple options at the line

  • 2romes

    I am happy with Charles Woodson and Dennis Allen for trying to turn this team to defense first. I knew the offense with Pryor or anyone else would have their struggles but if a defense can keep the offense in games that’s a real step forward.

  • 0ak R8rs

    He didn’t have his best game. Caved under the pressure a little bit. And had some sort of injury I his right hand as well. Gonna happen w a rookie. Glad Flynn is gone.

  • rifflicks

    explain what screens would have accomplished

  • the pryor fan dr robert

    I follow the Raiders but I know good and bad players.

  • r8ter4evr

    He will remember this day and learn

  • the pryor fan dr robert

    And we had the Polack at qb.

  • 0ak R8rs

    Wow. Yea. Screens would have gotten us the win. Good call………

    Wow.

  • LB32

    You should check Payton Manning first year stats, they weren’t that great

  • the pryor fan dr robert

    Every weakling here immediately
    calls someone MR or a cross poster whenever they’re confused. MR must have
    beaten u down pretty bad chump.

  • rifflicks

    I like the sarcasm