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Week 2: Raiders (30) vs. Chiefs (10)

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  1. Winuvas

    Winuvas OMFL Jets

    Oct 8, 2009
    Week 2: Raiders (30) vs. Chiefs (10)

    Chiefs Offense Offensive in home loss to Raiders

    by Adam Chiefsman
    Blogger, Kansas City Star

    Well, the honeymoon for Coach Winuvas lasted exactly one week. Welcome to Kansas City, sir.

    The Kansas City Chiefs lost their first home game of the season 30-10 to the Oakland Raiders in front of a sellout in Arrowhead Stadium this Sunday. The game started close, with both defenses exerting their wills on the other's offensive lines. However, turnovers and a lack of offensive punch for the Chiefs cost them.

    Oakland drove down the field to start the game but stalled out and had to rely on a Ryan Lindell field goal to put points on the board. Kansas City then did a good job of balancing run and pass to get down the field, with running back Larry Johnson pounding two defenders to score a touchdown, putting the Chiefs up 7-3.

    The first big play of the game came when Oakland kick returner Johnnie Lee Higgins ran a kickoff back 96 yards to score Oakland's first touchdown, putting them up 10-7 late in the first quarter just after the Johnson score. This was the deflating play for the Chiefs, and they never fully recovered.

    Oakland drove down the field late in the second quarter to score a touchdown after the Chiefs got a Ryan Succop field goal to go into the half 17-10.

    The second half was all Raiders as the Chiefs could not get a running game going against the stout front four for the Raiders. Quarterback Matt Cassel looked ordinary, going 14 of 21 for 146 yards and 3 interceptions, as did running back Larry Johnson. The former Pro Bowler ran the ball 12 times for just 30 yards.

    The Raiders offense was not much better, but it was good enough. Jamarcus Russell went 8 of 11 for 68 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception. Their running game, however, broke the Chiefs. As a team the Raiders ran 22 times for 111 yards, breaking tackles the whole way.

    "Their defense was solid, and our offense was horrid. Never a good combination," Coach Winuvas said after the game. "Coach Savaunte has those guys playing lights out. And we apparently turned our lights out."

    Coach Winuvas has seen the good and the bad of his team now. Which team will show up in week 3 though against the Eagles? I guess we will all find out in Philadelphia.
  2. savaunte

    savaunte Oakland Raiders

    Aug 29, 2009
    Awesome write up man...GL the rest of the way...c ya week 10

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