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Chiefs vs. Raiders: Analyzing the Turning Point Of Kansas City's Win

The Kansas City Chiefs has done something at Arrowhead that they have not done since 2006: beat the Raiders at home.

For the first time the Chiefs have left the Raiders hurting after putting the beating on the silver and black late in the game. The first half of the game saw the Chiefs going back and forth with Oakland exchanging punts with neither giving way.

What turned this game around was the defense and the interception, which lead to a Jamaal Charles short score. This opened the game for the Chiefs defense, and they were able to take advantage of the Raiders’ beat-up offensive line. They also continued their mean streak of making the afternoon tough for the quarterback, as they ended the game with nine 10 total sacks. They also had three interceptions, one for a touchdown, and held the Raiders to seven points on the day.

The offense, while it had struggles on the day, was still effective at moving the ball, and even when they had to punt, they were giving the Raiders a long field in which to try to score. Jamaal Charles had two rushing touchdowns and Alex Smith was once again mistake free.

Now that the Chiefs are 6-0 and they look to next week’s opponent, the Houston Texans, for the second of three straight home games for the Chiefs.

Final score: Chiefs 24 Raiders 7

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