The Kansas City Chiefs are going into the playoffs on a high note. After taking a 14-0 lead in the first quarter, the Chiefs had to hold onto the game for a bit. Kansas City was not able to get much going offensively for the most part after the first quarter, although the rushing attack did a great job.
Oakland was not able to do anything against Kansas City’s defense. The Raiders scored on a pick-six of Alex Smith in the second quarter, and outside of that, did nothing until garbage time. Oakland has shown up very well throughout the season with the trio of Derek Carr, Amari Cooper and Latavius Murray slicing through opponents. The Chiefs throttled all of them.
Meanwhile, the Chiefs were able to get the game going in fine fashion with Alex Smith’s 25-yard touchdown to Jeremy Maclin. On the following drive, Spencer Ware plunged in for a touchdown off the left side, and the game was looking like a blowout. Ware finished the game with 76 yards and the aforementioned score. Charcandrick West contributed 34 yards, while Smith was elusive once again with 61 yards.
The defense was led by five sacks and an interception in the end zone by Ron Parker. It was a terrific effort throughout the night, with Carr under constant pressure and the corners dominating on the outside.
With the victory, Kansas City will go into the playoffs with a 10-game winning streak. Depending on what happens with the Denver Broncos against the San Diego Chargers, the Chiefs will either be the fifth seed and travel to play the Houston Texans, or host the Pittsburgh Steelers as the third seed.