The Kansas City Chiefs (11-3) swept the Oakland Raiders (4-10) for the first time since 2006 with an impressive 56-31 win in Oakland Sunday afternoon.
There was a point earlier in the season when the Chiefs were winning with defense, that it seemed unlikely that Kansas City would be a team that could score 40 points in a game. Well, the Chiefs put up 45 last week on the road, in a snow storm, and then followed that performance by lighting up the scoreboard in Oakland with 56 points.
All of a sudden, the Kansas City Chiefs are the Denver Broncos! No, not really. The Chiefs have to do things by being opportunistic on defense, and by taking care of the football on offense, plus having the sense to get the ball into the hands of their primary play maker.
This wasn’t the prettiest game ever as the Chiefs were actually out gained by 77 yards, had 7 less first downs than Oakland, and allowed the Raiders to come back from a second quarter, 25-point deficit. The Raiders scored 3 straight touchdowns late in the second quarter and early in the third quarter to pull within 4.
The crowd went wild – briefly. The Chiefs turned it around and scored the last three touchdowns to put the game away for good.
The 56 points by Kansas City tied for the second most points ever scored in a game by the franchise. The 87 combined points was the most ever by these two teams in 110 total match ups.
Not only that, but the Chiefs are in the playoffs!
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