The Chiefs played their best game round of the period in a prevailing presentation over the Raiders
The Kansas City Chiefs doubtlessly created an impression on which group is the best in the AFC West on Sunday. Kansas City commanded the Oakland Raiders from beginning to end in a 40-9 defeat. The presentation permitted the Chiefs (8-4) to take a directing two-game lead in the division with four games to play (with a range of the Raiders, giving them the no holds barred sudden death round).
The Chiefs didn’t require Patrick Mahomes to perform at a MVP level to win this one, particularly playing in sub-40 degree temperatures with twists more than 30 miles for every hour. Mahomes was only 15 of 29 for 175 yards and a touchdown, however utilized their legs to get the Chiefs where they should have been. The dominant MVP looked 100 percent once again from their knee damage endured on October 17, scrambling for a 13-yard touchdown to give Kansas City a 14-0 lead in the subsequent quarter. Mahomes completed with three conveys for 25 yards and was the Chiefs’ driving rusher until halfway through the final quarter.
Oakland had a solid first quarter from running back Josh Jacobs (eight conveys for 55 yards), yet three first half turnovers destined the Raiders. Derek Carr tossed a block attempt on Oakland’s first belonging, which prompted the Chiefs’ first touchdown of the game. They additionally tossed a block attempt to Chiefs wellbeing Juan Thornhill, who restored the pass 46 yards for the score to give Kansas City an instructing 21-0 lead with 3:42 left in the subsequent quarter, which is every one of the Chiefs expected to assume all out responsibility for the game.
The Raiders (6-6) at long last had the option to score a touchdown, their first since 1:44 left in the second quarter in Week 11 against the Cincinnati Bengals, with 39 seconds left in the game. Carr still is winless in “chilly climate” games (sub-40 degree temperatures at the opening shot) at 0-5.
Boss lead trainer Andy Reid improves to 18-3 following a bye week as Kansas City has the AFC West almost wrapped up (they can win the division with a success and Raiders misfortune one week from now). Here are key takeaways from the Chiefs predominant win and why the bandits were absent in their greatest round of the year.
Why the Chiefs won
On a day when the Chiefs offense had only 259 yards of offense, their protection make life hopeless for Carr and the Raiders. Carr finished 66.7 percent of their passes, however the Chiefs didn’t give them any choices to toss to outside of tight end Darren Waller until the game was way wild. Oakland wide recipients had only one catch for seven yards (Zay Jones) until 4:51 staying in the game, when the Chiefs were up 38-3. No alternatives to toss to outwardly constrained Carr, compelling them to toss two capture attempts in the main half and bungle the ball (which was recouped by the Raiders).
Oakland didn’t have Hunter Renfrow in this one, and it was clear from the beginning of the game the Raiders severely missed him. Give Kansas City acknowledgment for removing Tyrell Williams from the game and compelling three turnovers in the primary half, making Raiders running back Josh Jacobs ineffectual after halftime.
Why the Raiders lost
Three turnovers in the primary half bound the Raiders on a cold and blustery evening that was ideal for Jacobs to control the game on the ground and keep it close. On account of Carr’s two first-half captures and Trevor Davis’ bobble on an opening shot return, that didn’t occur. Carr tossed a block attempt to Tyrann Mathieu on the Raiders’ first ownership of the game, which prompted a Patrick Mahomes touchdown to Darryl Williams to put the Chiefs up for good (7-0).
Despite the fact that the Raiders were averaging more than six yards for every play and Jacobs had more than 100 yards hurrying (lost it twice in the primary half), Carr tossed an unforgivable block attempt to Thornhill that was returned for the touchdown to put the Chiefs up three touchdowns heading into halftime. For a group that went 25 belongings without scoring a touchdown, the Raiders got no opportunity to win after the Thornhill pick-six.
The Raiders were trailing 7-0 with 9:53 left in the subsequent quarter and were on the Chiefs’ 30-yard line, confronting a fourth-and-1 when Gruden chose to keep their offense on the field. Jacobs, who had nine conveys for 55 yards now in the game, was not on the field for the play as wide collector Trevor Davis got the carry on a wide recipient turn around.
Gruden out-thought themself on this one as Davis took the handoff outside, where tight end Foster Moreau needed to square two protectors. Moreau got one, yet not Thornhill, who stuffed Davis at the line of scrimmage for the turnover on downs. The Chiefs scored on the resulting drive to take a 14-0 lead, placing the Raiders in an opening they couldn’t uncover from underneath.
Play of the game
Thornhill had a prevailing day on guard, completing with three handles and the interference that basically set the game away for the Chiefs. The Raiders were confronting a second-and-8 in their own domain when Carr tossed an underneath course to Tyrell Williams, a toss Thornhill read the whole way.
Thornhill bounced the course and took out Carr, bringing the ball into the end zone for the touchdown and putting the Chiefs up 21-0. Bandits wide collectors were inadequate all through the game, with Thornhill’s interference exhibiting the amount Carr attempted to get the show on the road to players not named Darren Waller and DeAndre Washington.
“We had an interception we thought we did intercept that was turned over by the Wizard of Oz or somebody. I don’t know what happened on that. That was a big play in the game no doubt.” – Raiders lead trainer Jon Gruden on a Mahomes block attempt upset in light of a pass impedance bring in the second from last quarter, by means of Anthony Galaviz of the Fresno Bee.
Gruden reserved each option to be annoyed with the decision on the field being changed, particularly with the Raiders as yet being down 24-0 when Mahomes tossed the capture attempt. Trayvon Mullen’s capture attempt off Mahomes at last zone was toppled when Andy Reid tested, saying that they meddled with Chiefs wide beneficiary Aldrick Robinson, which prompted the turnover. The authorities administered there was contract and the Chiefs were given the ball at the Raiders’ 3-yard line. LeSean McCoy scored on the following play to put Kansas City up 31-0.
The Chiefs will fight the New England Patriots in an AFC Championship rematch next Sunday (4:25 p.m. ET on CBS) in Foxborough. The Raiders will hope to end their two-game losing streak at home against the Tennessee Titans (4:25 p.m. on CBS). Oakland is a game behind Tennessee and Pittsburgh, who are tied for the last season finisher spot in the AFC.