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Chiefs Roll To 6-0 Over Rival Raiders

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On a day when Arrowhead Stadium set a world record for being the loudest stadium in the world—and yes, it’s official, according to the Guinness—the Kansas City Chiefs notched an equally as impressive record.

The Chiefs, led by head coach Andy Reid, are now 6-0. Remember—and this is a point that I’ll never cease to bring up this season because of how amazing it truly is—the Chiefs won a total of two games all of last year. They’ve tripled that total so far, and have yet to lose a game.

Oh my, how things have changed at Arrowhead, and Chiefs Kingdom has been the beneficiary.

The Chiefs have been consistent this season, as it’s almost a guarantee that the same cast of characters will step up on a weekly basis.

Jamaal Charles, who has been one of the best running backs in the NFL this season, rushed for two more touchdowns to bring his total to five so far on the year. He also added five receptions for 50 yards on the day.

The defense, once again, was spectacular, holding the Raiders to just 274 total yards and forcing three more turnovers. All three were interceptions off of Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor, including a 44-yard interception return for a touchdown by Husain Abdullah. Cornerback Marcus Cooper notched his second interception in as many weeks, and Quintin Demps grabbed another. Demps has intercepted a pass in the past three games.

The Chiefs continued to get after the quarterback, notching 10 sacks total as a team. Tamba Hali led the way with 3.5 sacks and Derrick Johnson added two.

Justin Houston continued his ways, with yet another sack on the year to increase his total to 9.5.

The Chiefs play the Houston Texans next weekend at Arrowhead. The Texans have lost four in a row after getting beat 38-13 today by the St. Louis Rams.

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Tags: Andy Reid Derrick Johnson Husain Abdullah Jamaal Charles Justin Houston Kansas City Chiefs Marcus Cooper Quintin Demps Tamba Hali

  • Mark Bustamante

    Great article Andrew. Once our offense gets on track I think we will hold our own with any team

  • redchiefs

    I don’t think roll to victory is accurate. The D is a monster! BUT the O Line is going to get Alex injured before the season is over if they don’t get it together.

    • DTVTechGuy

      Always open even though covered is a good way to describe Bowe… AS won’t take the chance. That’s the knock here… AS won’t throw into coverage even if he has a guy like Tony G because AS won’t risk it.

      • Suzi Conger This is Alex Smith with adequate OLine pass/block protection. At present, our inept OLine is still getting hammered, out-maneuvered, and run-over by opposing D… Alex is paying the price and taking the ‘bum wrap’ for OL’s poor play. Check out the film,,, he’s just ‘too big’ a person to place the ‘blame’ where it lies.

      • Danny W

        True. He doesn’t take risks. At some point he may be forced to change his attitude on that.

      • erocks49ers

        Last time he threw to Bowe in coverage it was a pick. I think Bowes routes are sloppy because he’s jostling to get open. Hard to figure where he’s going to cut so you can throw the ball

    • Horace Lee Madre Jr

      Please not Gonz! He’s snake bit

    • berttheclock

      Biggest problem with that is the $5.25 M salary TG would bring to the Chiefs and the Chiefs do not have that much in cap room by far.

    • Suzi Conger

      agree with you completely redchiefs…our OLine is continuing to get hammered, run-over, and out-maneuvered by opposing D. Again, our line only allowed Alex an average of 2 -2.5 seconds/play to execute. Alex is trying to execute while he’s running, pressured, ‘hurried’ or flat on his back.
      As much as I’m proud of our team at 6-0, I’m mega disappointed with our OLine pass/block ineptness, poor performance.

  • berttheclock

    Bowe was targeted four times and he caught 3 passes. The most targeted was Charles at 9 and he dropped several of them. The Raiders have an excellent defensive backfield and they play man to man and cover like gloves. Even Gannon kept talking about no one being open. In a very tight defensive struggle, the last thing anyone wants is to have a QB who risks interceptions. This game was not in balance for the Chiefs until very late in the game. Turnovers would have killed the Chiefs. This really was a pick and shovel game where the slightest mistake could swing the balance. Smith threw accordingly, especially, as he was bothered so much by the pass rush of the Raiders.

    • Calchiefsfan

      Good point Bert. As much as I want to see Bowe get going and open up this offense, I don’t want it to be at the expense of game changing turnovers. As conservative as this offense is, we are winning.

      On a different note, I’m wondering if Allen should be replaced by Stephenson? Reid did say he wanted his 5 best linemen on the field.

  • michael mckee

    Go get tony g.he will do wonders to make moving the chains easier……

  • michael mckee

    Did McGrath even get off the bus today???go get Tony g dammit!!

  • michael mckee

    Prorated its not 5mil…go get him

  • Nemoi

    How amazing is 4th and 48 with a 46 yard punt?