This was a game that the raidiers not only had no busness winning but had no business even being in the game. Mistakes and penatlies doomed the chiefs who OUTPLAYED the raiders. Drop passes hurt a couple of turnovers on drives not being able to get out of bounds on the last play of the half All things that the chiefs will be able to point to when looking back at a game they gave away to oakland.
Postives that the chiefs can take out of this one. They had sucess runing the football more then they have had in the recent history. Larry Johson ran hard and was not going down on the first hit most of the time. The offense towards the later part of the game were able to move the ball if it were not for penalties often times on the other side of the field that had nothing to do with the play. The chiefs held the ball more then oakland. The chiefs Defense played well enough to win. The raiders simply could not run the ball. They got a couple of nice runs but no BIG plays.
Negtive the chiefs seemed to take a step back in displine from last week. They would get a big play only to have the drive killed by a penalty. The chiefs played a raider game with lots of penalties. While the Raiders commited there fair share they were simply put more displined when it counted. They had bad penalties to but none that Killed a drive.
The chiefs are going to have to rebound form this one from the mental part of the game. On the Physical side the chiefs outplayed the raiders. Mistakes have to be cut out. I see alot of players beening called out by Todd Hailey and maybe in the doghouse. Haileys playcalling can not be at fault for this loss. Mistakes by the players are the reason they lost. This is still a very young team and your going to get games like this. It still sucks to be a fan of the chiefs as this is one the chiefs should have won.