Chiefs sweep Raiders, gain top spot in AFC West
The Kansas City Chiefs moved back into first place in the AFC West with a resounding 21-13 victory over the Oakland Raiders.
If you thought they were a lucky team masquerading as a good one, take a look at what just happened. The Chiefs were able to topple the Raiders 21-13 at Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday night, vaulting into first place of the AFC West.
Oakland is 10-1 this season when playing anybody but Kansas City. The Raiders simply needed to beat the Chiefs once this year to all but wrap up the division. Instead, of was the continued coming out party of Tyreek Hill, the electric weapon who can’t seem to be stopped.
Hill scored the first Kansas City on a 36-yard touchdown receptions before turning Arrowhead into a shaking cauldron of sound midway through the second quarter. After Marquette King’s first punt was negated due to penalty, the crowd began chanting Hill’s first name. The rookie responded with a 78-yard jaunt for a 21-3 lead.
Hill wasn’t the only one who turned in a great performance. For the fourth straight game, tight end Travis Kelce went over the 100-yard mark. Kansas City also got 70 receiving yards from Chris Conley. However, the star of the night might just be the defense. Derek Carr completed 17-of-41 throws for 117 yards, while Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree accounted for only 50 of them.
Of course, the one huge lowlight is the Achilles injury to Derrick Johnson, who is out for the season. One has to wonder if Johnson is done for his career, one that is sure to land him in the team’s Ring of Honor.
All that said, the Chiefs sit 10-3 with a long week and a half to rest. Kansas City is in control of its own destiny for the division and first-round bye in the AFC playoffs.
Hail to the Chiefs.