Chiefs control Raiders, 26-10, to claw back into AFC West race - KCTV5

Chiefs control Raiders, 26-10, to claw back into AFC West race

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Up 26-10, the Chiefs defense delivered the final nail in the coffin. With the Raiders driving deep into Kansas City territory, Dee Ford stripped Carr of the ball, forcing a fumble. (AP) Up 26-10, the Chiefs defense delivered the final nail in the coffin. With the Raiders driving deep into Kansas City territory, Dee Ford stripped Carr of the ball, forcing a fumble. (AP)
OAKLAND, CA (KCTV) -

At the time they needed it, the Kansas City Chiefs packaged their best game of the season in a 26-10 win in Oakland. 

Outside of an opening touchdown drive by the Raiders, the Chiefs controlled the game following an early interception from Marcus Peters. 

Down 7-0, Peters picked off quarterback Derek Carr, bringing in his fifth interception of the season. A 10-play, 57-yard drive was capped off by Spencer Ware with a 2-yard touchdown. 

Ware carried the ball 24 times for 131 yards in the game. 

Following a missed Raiders field goal, Jamaal Charles found the end zone for the first time in about a calendar year. Charles' 4-yard touchdown run pushed the Chiefs' lead to 13-7. It's a lead they did not give up. 

After Raiders wideout Amaire Cooper dominated the Chiefs in the opening half with 9 catches, he only had one catch in the second half. 

With a 13-10 lead to begin the second half, it was a big run from Ware that set the Chiefs up again. Ware's 35-yard galloping run put the Chiefs on the Raiders three-yard-line. Three plays later, Dontari Poe scored from 1-yard out, his second career offensive touchdown. 

Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith played his best game of the season, finishing 19-of-22 for 224 yards. He picked apart the Raiders defense and stretched the field two times on drives that led to scores. 

Up 26-10, the Chiefs defense delivered the final nail in the coffin. 

With the Raiders driving deep into Kansas City territory, Dee Ford stripped Carr of the ball, forcing a fumble. 

After the win, the Chiefs are just one-half game out of the AFC West lead. The Raiders fall to 4-2, enough for a tie for first place with the Denver Broncos. 

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FOURTH QUARTER SUMMARY: 

  • Behind some strong running from running back Spencer Ware, the Chiefs settle for a field goal from 44 yards out. (Chiefs 26, Raiders 10)

THIRD QUARTER SUMMARY: 

  • The Kansas City Chiefs took the opening kickoff in the second half and scored a touchdown. Dontari Poe's two-yard touchdown reception from Alex Smith pushed the Chiefs lead to 20-10. (Chiefs 20, Raiders 10)
  • Cairo Santos connected on a short field goal attempt. (Chiefs 23, Raiders 10)

SECOND QUARTER SUMMARY: 

  • A promising drive for the Raiders went for naught after kicker Sabastaian Janikowski missed a 52-yard field goal. 
  • Following the missed field goal, the Chiefs capitalized from short field. Jamaal Charles scored his first touchdown of the season. Charles' 16-yard carry and Albert Wilson's 21-yard reception were the key plays on the drive. (Chiefs 13, Raiders 7)
  • After a missed Cairo Santos field goal from 38 yards out, the Raiders took advantage. In just 25 seconds, the Raiders drove down the field to set up Janikowski, who converted on a field attempt of his own. (Chiefs 13, Raiders 10)

FIRST QUARTER SUMMARY:

  • The Oakland Raiders struck first in the game, using a 7-play, 46-yard drive. Raiders quarterback Derek Carr found Andre Holmes from three yards out to end the drive. Raiders wideout Amari Cooper had 3 catches on the drive for 41 yards out. (Raiders 7, Chiefs 0)
  • Following a punt, the Chiefs defense forced an interception. Marcus Peters' fifth interception of the season set up the game-tying drive for the Chiefs. Spencer Ware scored from two yards out to tie the game. Peters leads the league in interceptions. (Raiders 7, Chiefs 7)

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It might be too soon to say any game is a "must-win," but Sunday is close to one. 

The Kansas City Chiefs are looking to rebound from a bad loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers, with the AFC West-leading Oakland Raiders playing host. 

The Chiefs, 2-2, could tighten the AFC West race significant with a victory. A win puts the Chiefs just a half-game out of the division lead. 

Should the Raiders win, Oakland would lead Denver by a full game and the Chiefs by two-and-a-half games in the standings. 

Kickoff is slated for 3:05 p.m. on KCTV5. 

Inactives - 

Chiefs: QB Tyler Bray, CB Kenneth Acker, RB Knile Davis, LB Sio Moore, OL Bryan Witzmann, OL Jordan Devey, TE Ross Travis.

Raiders: RB Latavius Murray, OL Vadal Alexander, T Menelik Watson, QB Connor Cook, DB Dexter McDonald, CB Antonio Hamilton, OL Matt McCants.

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