Locked on Chiefs: Breaking down the win over Oakland Raiders

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 30: Quarterback Alex Smith
KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 30: Quarterback Alex Smith /

We discuss the Kansas City Chiefs getting back to winning a game and what stood out on Sunday.


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defense showed up to play on Sunday for the first three quarters at least. It looked like they got tired late but they still held on enough to win. The Chiefs offense was good enough to put points on the board even though they probably left at least 14 points on the field. The Kansas City defense needs to show this kind of intensity regularly. With three games to go the Chiefs still control their own destiny.

The Chiefs offense jumped out to a big lead early getting all of their playmakers the ball. Kareem Hunt broke the plane of the goal line for the first time since week five. He also went over 100 yards on the ground and 1,000 yards for the season. Travis Kelce was a big force early in the game and looked to have a TD before the review marked him just short. He would later have a second play where it looked like he would have another TD but he started to run before he caught it.

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Defensively, Kansas City made Derek Carr look like the below average QB he’s been against them in the past before week seven. He had less than 50 yards passing in the first half and looked rattled. The Chiefs hit him on the first drive and got a sack and it seemed to phase him. The Chiefs’ corners looked to be hitting early and often and usually had good coverage. Terrance Mitchell got the start in place of Marcus Peters and did pretty well. It will definitely be interesting to see what happens this coming week with Peters back. The Chiefs control their fate and have a huge game on Saturday night.

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