For much of the season, the Oakland Raiders were the toast of the NFL…but the Kansas City Chiefs weren’t having any of that. In fact, the Chiefs wanted to make it clear that they were the superior team in one of the NFL’s oldest, and most heated, rivalries. How do you do that? Well, you hold a top 10 scoring team to just 23 points…in two games.
The Chiefs didn’t just beat the Raiders this year. They took Oakland’s strength and made it look like a weakness. Raiders quarterback Derek Carr threw for 342 yards against the Chiefs. Unfortunately for him, that was total in the two games. Carr also tallied just one passing touchdown in the two games. That’s uh…yeah, that’s not good for a guy who is supposed to be the next elite passer.
This wasn’t just a matter of beating a good offense. The Chiefs held the Raiders in absolute check twice this year. That is a very good sign for this upcoming week, because in many ways the Oakland and Pittsburgh offenses are very much alike. There is quite a bit about these victories to get Chiefs Kingdom excited over.