The Kansas City Chiefs fell to the Oakland Raiders while at home at Arrowhead this Sunday, 26-16. (See our Raiders coverage here).
Some positives: Tickets are about to get real cheap on StubHub. The Chiefs were able to get their first offensive touchdown since September with Dexter McCluster’s catch in the final minutes of the game. The Chiefs also LEAD the league…in turnovers (the 4 from this game make the total 25). Ryan Succop hit three field goals, the longest was 52 yards.
Mostly negatives: The Chiefs still have not led in regulation time this season. Neither Matt Cassel nor Brady Quinn played effectively as QB. Quinn went out with a head injury in the first half and was replaced by Cassel, who just recovered from his own head injury, and threw for 218 yards in the loss. Both QBs threw an interception. Jamaal Charles, KC’s biggest offensive hope, was held to 10 yards (apparently negative yards don’t count for anything).
The worst news is that Chiefs fans are forced to listen to yet another week of analysis on why we keep losing. Is there really anything more to say? The (1-6) team has a quick turn-around before they head to San Diego to face the Chargers on Thursday.