Strong Second Quarter, defense fuels Chiefs to victory over Raiders

In the final game the Chiefs would play in the Oakland Colosseum, they made sure it would be memorable as they walked out of Oakland for the final time ever with a 28-10 win. It was the last NFL game played in a baseball stadium. The Chiefs also clinched a winning record in Oakland, courtesy of Patrick Mahomes and his strong second quarter.

Even when the stats are not eye-popping, they are still impressive. Mahomes had 443 passing yards and four touchdowns. Wide reciever Demarcus Robinson caught 172 of those yards for 2 touchdowns. Travis Kelce also had a big day, catching 107 receiving yards for 1 touchdown. The Chiefs defense also stepped up in a big way by shutting out the Raiders for the entire second half.

In today’s game against the Raiders, the Chiefs defense was instrumental in getting the win. While Kansas City only defended 3 passes last week, they doubled that number on Sunday by getting 6 defended passes and pulling in 2 interceptions. One courtesy of Bashaud Breeland while the other one came from Charvarius Ward. Due to some good coverage, this also resulted in three sacks, one of which belonged to cornerback Kendall Fuller.

While the Chiefs continue to be linked with marquee players in the secondary, it’s not a stretch to say that the players may be hearing these rumors. The defense looked like they had something to prove by not letting the Raiders muster a single point in the second half.

 

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