Saturday, May 18, 2024

Raiders surge continues, batter Chiefs 20-14

The Las Vegas Raiders are on team on the rise and they took apart the Kansas City Chiefs hopes of securing the AFC’s number 1 seed with a 20-14 win on Christmas Day.

Hot on the heels of their 63-21 demolition of the Chargers, the Raider defence added two touchdowns on back-to-back plays in the span of just 7 seconds to take this game away from the Chiefs in the second quarter.


Rookie interim-head coach Antonio Pierce has the Raiders all fired up and looking like a team for the first time since Jon Gruden was fired, and it was way too much for the Chiefs offensive line to handle accumulating a staggering 32 pressures on the night. If the Raiders were to win out, and the Chiefs were to lose out, the Raiders would take the AFC West crown.

The Chiefs have a lot of work to do as their offence once again looked stale, and was again plagued by drops. The Chiefs have now lost 3 of their last 4 games and are rapidly running out of time to save their season and make their regular run to the AFC Championship game.

“They played a better game than we did today,” said Chiefs head coach Andy Reid. “On offense we struggled. That’s my responsibility to make sure we put the guys in the right position to make plays, and that didn’t happen the way we wanted it to. I take full responsibility for the way we played offensively there.”

Las Vegas RaidersKansas City Chiefs
1st Downs1219
Passing 1st downs311
Rushing 1st downs86
1st downs from penalties12
3rd down efficiency3-125-16
4th down efficiency0-03-5
Total Plays5274
Total Yards205308
Total Drives1011
Yards per Play3.94.2
Yards per pass2.14.6
Interceptions thrown01
Sacks-Yards Lost2-144-23
Rushing Attempts2925
Yards per rush5.43.4
Red Zone (Made-Att)0-32-4
Fumbles lost01
Interceptions thrown01
Defensive / Special Teams TDs20

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