Score: Chiefs 24, Raiders 7
It was over when: Ryan Succop hit a field goal just before the two-minute warning to put the game out of reach.
Player of the Game: Arrowhead.
Fun Fact: 6-0!!! Chiefs also snap a six-game winning streak by Oakland in Kansas City.
RECORD BROKEN! 137.5 DECIBELS! #LoudAndProud
Six games, six tremendous performances. And given the injuries to Brandon Flowers, Kendrick Lewis and others, it almost makes this defense even more impressive.
Also: 3rd and 48
2. Marcus Cooper
Nothing more to add here that hasn’t been said. He’s been an amazing find for KC.
I mean… amazing.
When they could get open the offense move much better. It helped the offensive line, it opened up things in the running game, and the Chiefs looked almost unstoppable. Too bad this doesn’t happen more often. Also, where were the tight ends? Anthony Fasano cannot come back fast enough.
2. Offensive Line
Some of the problems with the offensive line have to do with play-calling and receivers not getting open. But how many times did we watch Eric Fisher and Jeff Allen get bullrushed into Alex Smith’s lap? Too many. Too many.
3. Running Quarterbacks
Containing running quarterbacks has been very difficult for the Chiefs defense. Michael Vick rushed for a ton of yards and set a career record for longest run. Terrelle Pryor was running all over the place at times today. This could end up being a problem with guys like Robert Griffin III and, yes, Andrew Luck.