Dec 15, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Knile Davis (34) runs the ball against the Oakland Raiders in the fourth quarter at O.co Coliseum. The Chiefs defeated the Raiders 56-31. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Dexter McCluster, Kansas City Chiefs Hurdle Their Way to Halftime Lead Over San Diego Chargers [Gif]


It appears Kansas City’s backups came to play, and that has Dexter McCluster feeling a little crazy.

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(Source: Kissing Suzy Kolber)

KC leads San Diego 21-14 on the strength of Knile Davis‘ big first half and a Ron Parker interception. Davis has 79 yards rushing, five more receiving, and two touchdowns in the first half. San Diego really hasn’t had an answer for him since the start of the game. Props to backups Eric Kush, Rishaw Johnson, and Rokevious Watkins are all starting in the middle of the offensive line.

Parker’s first quarter interception led to touchdown reception for McCluster. It was Parker’s second interception of the season.

Chiefs defense has been inconsistent, as expected, but they’ve gotten some excellent pressure on Philip Rivers. James-Michael Johnson (QB hit) and Frank Zombo (2 QB hits) each have sacks, while Mike Catapano (QB hit) and Allen Bailey have been very good off the edge. The only real collapses have come off of screens, which is not a surprise given the youth of the front seven, and in the secondary where Kendrick Lewis is having an awful game.

Chase Daniel is 10-14 for 102 yards and touchdown in addition to 43 rushing yards in his first career NFL start.

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