The Kansas City Chiefs absolutely destroyed the Oakland Raiders Sunday.
Not unlike the Chiefs, the improving Raiders team was hurt by injuries heading into this game. Things only got worse after it started. Darren McFadden was lost early, as was Rolando McClain.
But the story of the game was the KC defense.
It all started when Kyle Boller’s first pass of the game was picked off by safety Kendrick Lewis for a pick six. The Chiefs offense then answered with a TD drive of their own. KC took a 14-0 lead.
But the Raiders didn’t go down without a fight. After a long run by RB Michael Bush, the Raiders found themselves with a first and goal on the KC 1-yard line. The Chiefs stuffed them once, twice, three time.
And then again on 4th down.
More after the jump.
The Chiefs continued to harass whoever was playing QB for the Raiders. Boller was benched after the first half after throwing three interceptions. In the second half, the Raiders went to Carson Palmer. He didn’t fair much better, throwing three picks of his own, one of which went for a TD. All in all, the Chiefs picked off the Raiders six times.
The KC win, combined with a San Diego loss in NY, sets up a fantastic prime time match up Halloween night on Monday Night Football. The Chiefs will square off against the San Diego Chargers, while the Raiders will be idle on their bye week. If the Chiefs should win, the Chargers will drop to 4-3, the Chiefs will move to 4-3 and the Raiders will remain at 4-3. With their win over Oakland breaking the tie, the Chiefs will be tied with the Chargers for first place in the AFC West.
We’ll have much more late but for now, enjoy the win!