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Travis Kelce shines as Chiefs beat Raiders 40-33

Travis Kelce shines as Chiefs beat Raiders 40-33

The Chiefs didn’t cowl the unfold, however they did advance to 10-2 on the season by beating the Raiders in Oakland.

The Kansas Metropolis Chiefs hardly dominated the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, however they did maintain on to beat their longtime division rivals 40-33, extending their report to 10-2 — and persevering with their domination of the AFC.

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First quarter

The Raiders gained the toss and deferred to the second half.

Tremon Smith returned the opening kickoff 19 yards, which gave the Chiefs the ball at their very own 22-yard line to start their first drive. Patrick Mahomes discovered Travis Kelce on a crossing route on the primary play from scrimmage, which the tight finish was a 23-yard achieve. However Tahir Whitehead pressured a fumble on the deal with. The Raiders recovered, placing them in enterprise at their very own 44-yard line.

The Raiders received two yards on a run from Doug Martin and a yard from a brief cross to Jordy Nelson. On third-and-seven, Derek Carr accomplished a move to Seth Nelson that was in need of the sticks, which introduced up a fourth-and-one on the Chiefs 47. The Raiders determined to go for it, and handed it off to Martin for a 10-yard achieve — however former Chief Rodney Hudson was referred to as for holding, nullifying the play and forcing a punt, which went out of bounds on the Chiefs 35-yard line.

Kansas Metropolis tried a operating play to Tyreek Hill, who turned the nook on the left aspect and sprinted down the sideline for a 33-yard achieve that put the Chiefs on the Raiders 32-yard line. Mahomes couldn’t join on a deep cross to Conley, however Nick Nelson was penalized for cross interference, which gave the Chiefs a first-and-10 on the six-yard line. Oakland was then referred to as for a impartial zone infraction — shifting the Chiefs three yards nearer — and on the subsequent play, Mahomes discovered Kelce in the long run zone to place the Chiefs forward 7-Zero with 12:11 remaining within the first quarter.

On the kickoff, a 25-yard Erik Harris return — and a holding penalty towards the Raiders’ Justin Miller — gave the ball to the Raiders at their very own 15. They instantly picked up 24 yards with a cross to Nelson, after which Carr was run out of bounds for an eight-yard achieve. However on the subsequent play, Martin was tripped up by Dee Ford, and Allen Bailey pressured a fumble whereas bringing him down. Justin Houston recovered the ball on the Oakland 49, and the Chiefs had a brief subject for his or her subsequent drive.

The Chiefs gave Spencer Ware a handoff for his first contact of the sport, which gained two yards. On the subsequent play, Mahomes was pressured out of the pocket and located daylight on the left aspect, gaining 24 yards earlier than being run out of bounds. However Cameron Erving was referred to as for pointless roughness on the play, which moved the Chiefs again to the Raiders’ 34. After an incompletion to Demetrius Harris, Mahomes hit Damien Williams with passes on consecutive performs — one for six yards, and one for a yard — which weren’t sufficient to maneuver the sticks, and the Chiefs needed to accept a 29-yard Harrison Butker subject aim that made the rating 10-Zero with 7:45 remaining within the first quarter.

The subsequent play was uncommon, to say the least. Butker’s kickoff seemed to be headed out of bounds, and Raider Dwayne Harris was going to let it go. On the final second, the ball took a bounce that might have put it into the top zone for a touchback, however Harris knocked it again on to the sector of play on the one-yard line. However as a result of Harris had one foot out of bounds when he touched the ball, the kickoff was dominated out-of-bounds, which gave the Raiders the ball at their very own 40-yard line.

The Raiders received to midfield with a five-yard cross to Jared Prepare dinner, a two-yard rush from DeAndre Washington, and a three-yard cross to Nelson. Houston dropped Martin for a one-yard loss, Martin picked up two yards on a move reception, after which Bailey and Ford sacked Carr for a four-yard loss, which pressured one other Raiders punt.

Beginning at their very own 14-yard line, the Chiefs obtained a primary down with a 10-yard cross to Harris. Ware was stopped within the backfield for a two-yard loss, after which caught a move for a five-yard achieve. Mahomes’ third-and-7 cross to Harris fell incomplete, and the Chiefs have been pressured to punt.

From their very own 38, the Raiders missed a move to Prepare dinner, and picked up a primary down with a pair of carries by Martin. One other incompletion — this one to Roberts — introduced up second down, and Carr discovered Prepare dinner for a 12-yard move completion that put the Raiders previous midfield to finish the primary quarter.

Second quarter

A cross to Nelson gained two yards, and Jalen Richard gained seven on a run inside. Martin gained two extra for an additional first down. However then Washington was stopped for a two-yard loss, and the Chiefs’ Jarvis Jenkins pressured a fumble, which Dorian O’Daniel recovered on the Kansas Metropolis 30-yard line.

Ware was dropped for a three-yard loss, after which gained 4. Mahomes discovered Kelce for a 13-yard achieve for a primary down. A false begin by Erving blew the subsequent play lifeless and moved the Chiefs again 5 yards. From his personal 39, Mahomes then tried a deep brief to Hill — which Hill couldn’t usher in whereas triple-covered close to the aim line — adopted by one other deep shot to Gehrig Dieter that was overthrown. That introduced up thrid-and-15, which Mahomes transformed with a 16-yard move to Kelce, after which gained six with a scramble to the fitting. Damien Williams received six yards off-tackle for an additional first down, and received one other carry for 3 extra. Ware gained solely a yard on second down, which introduced up third-and-six. Mahomes was pressured to scramble, however his deep move to Harris on the Raiders seven-yard line was dominated to have been thrown from past the road of scrimmage, and the Chiefs needed to accept a 50-yard subject aim, extending thier result in 13-10 with 7:07 remaining within the first half.

The Raiders — beginning at their 25 after a touchback — began with a seven-yard rush, after which Carr hit Prepare dinner with a 29-yard cross that put them into Chiefs territory. Carr then discovered Nelson for an additional six yards, however Marcell Ateman was referred to as for offensive move interference, which put the Raiders at second-and-20. Carr went for Ateman on the subsequent cross, which he caught for a seven-yard achieve. The Raiders transformed on a 16-yard move to Roberts, after which Carr hit Harris for a nine-yard achieve that put the Raiders within the pink zone for the primary time. Martin gained 5 on first down, after which Ford was referred to as for a impartial zone infraction that put the Raiders on the Chiefs 12-yard line as the two-minute warning was sounded.

Martin gained seven off-tackle after play resumed, after which Carr — beneath strain — tried a cross to Nelson in the long run zone that went excessive. However Prepare dinner and the Chiefs’ Eric Murray obtained right into a shoving match on the left sideline on the finish of the play, which continued properly previous the whistle. After officers and different gamers separated the gamers, each have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct. That made it third-and-five on the Kansas Metropolis seven. Carr tried a cross to Roberts that went incomplete, however Kendall Fuller was referred to as for cross interference, which gave the Raiders a brand new set of downs on the one-yard line. Two performs later, Martin powered by means of the center for a landing, narrowing the rating at 13-7 with simply 1:04 left within the half.

Tremon Smith returned the following kickoff 43 yards to the Chiefs 48, however Dieter was referred to as for holding, which began the Chiefs at their 18-yard line. Mahomes hit Conley for a five-yard achieve, and located Kelce for an additional 25. Kelce caught one other for eight that put the Chiefs into Oakland territory. On the subsequent play, Mahomes discovered Demarcus Robinson deep on the best for a 38-yard achieve that Robinson carried all the best way throughout the sector earlier than being pressured throughout the left sideline on the Raiders six-yard line. On the subsequent play, Kelce scored on a six-yard move from Mahomes with simply seven seconds remaining within the half. The additional level was blocked, and the Chiefs took a 19-7 lead into the locker room.

Third quarter

Ranging from their very own 25 after a touchback, the Raiders acquired a primary down with a one-yard achieve from Martin, a two-yard cross to Nelson, and an eight-yard completion to to Richard. Then Richard discovered daylight round proper finish, choosing up 30 yards, and placing the Raiders nicely throughout midfield. A brief cross to Roberts gained three, after which Ford sacked Carr for a six-yard loss. Carr fumbled on the play, however the Raiders recovered. Carr couldn’t join with Ateman on the third-and-eight move, and Oakland needed to accept a 50-yard Daniel Carlson area objective on their opening drive of the half. That made the rating 19-10 with 11:10 left within the third quarter.

After a touchback, the Chiefs gained three with a handoff to Ware, and picked up a primary down with a 13-yard cross to Hill — his first completion of the sport. Ware picked up 13 on a nifty run that was good for an additional first down in Oakland territory. Mahomes hit Kelce for eight yards, and Williams romped for 17 on an off-tackle run. Now on the Raiders 21-yard line, Mahomes couldn’t join with Conley, after which discovered Harris for a 16-yard achieve than gave the Chiefs first-and-goal on the 5. Mahomes lateraled to Hill, who went round proper finish, however stepped out of bounds earlier than touching the pylon. Ware couldn’t get in on third down, and the Chiefs determined to go for it. Shifting right into a wildcat formation with Mahomes motioning to the left, Ware took the snap, faked a handoff to Hill and scored on a one-yard run that prolonged the Chiefs’ result in 26-10.

Harris returned the kickoff 31 yards, which began the subsequent Oakland drive at their 32-yard line. Automotive discovered Nelson for a six-yard achieve, went incomplete to Ateman, after which hit Prepare dinner for a 20-yard achieve that put the Raiders throughout midfield. Richard ran off-tackle for 23 yards, and that put the Raiders within the pink zone. Richard gained 10 yards off-tackle, however the play was referred to as again for an unlawful shift. Carr took an finish zone shot to Roberts that went incomplete, however then discovered Prepare dinner in the long run zone for a 24-yard landing cross. The Raiders two-point conversion try — a run by Richard — failed, making the rating 26-17 with three:28 left within the third quarter.

Smith returned the kickoff 19 yards to the Chiefs 20, however the Chiefs couldn’t get something began, going three and out after a three-yard rush from Ware and a few incomplete passes — certainly one of them a deep shot that Hill dropped.

The punt began the Raiders at their 34. On the primary play, Richard went off-tackle for a 17-yard achieve, however Kendall Fuller pressured a fumble than Dan Sorensen recovered on the Chiefs 48-yard line.

Mahomes began the subsequent drive with one other deep shot to a wide-open Hill in the long run zone, however it was simply past Hill’s grasp. Then Mahomes hit Kelce for a nine-yard achieve, and ran it himself for 2 to get the primary down. A pair of incompletions introduced up third-and-10. Mahomes went deep for Kelce, who caught the ball and fell to the bottom — seemingly untouched — after which received up ran to the top zone. However after the scoring replay, the officers decided Kelce was down by contact on the Oakland 13. On the subsequent play, Mahomes discovered Harris for a landing cross, and the Chiefs led 33-16. with 4 seconds left within the third quarter.

Fourth quarter

The Raiders got here proper again. After a touchback, Martin gained seven up the center, and picked up a primary down with 4 extra off-tackle. Carr discovered Nelson with a 13-yard cross for an additional first down. Richard acquired two yards round proper finish, Martin caught a cross good for 4, and a nine-yard completion to Nelson gained one other first down and put the Raiders within the purple zone. Richard gained 16 yards, giving the Raiders first-and-goal on the three. Martin couldn’t get in, however on the subsequent play, Carr discovered fullback Keith Smith extensive open in the long run zone, and the Raiders minimize the result in 33-23 with 10:41 left within the recreation.

The Chiefs’ subsequent drive would go nowhere. After a seven yard rush by Damien Williams, a six-yard move to Kelce was referred to as again when Conley was referred to as for holding. After two incompletions, the Chiefs have been pressured to punt.

Beginning at their very own 46, the Raiders misplaced two yards when Ford stopped Martin within the backfield. Then Orlando Scandrick was referred to as for cross interference on a deep incompletion to Nelson, which put the Raiders into Chiefs territory. A 20-yard move to Nelson put the Raiders into the purple zone. The Raiders arrange first-and-goal on the nine-yard with runs from Martin and Washington. Carr had prime throw the ball away beneath strain on first down, however on the subsequent play, he discovered Ateman in the long run zone, and narrowing the rating to 33-30 with 6:46 remaining.

Following a touchback, Mahomes scrambled for eight yards to start out the drive — helpfully prolonged by a defensive holding name towards the Raiders — and 9 extra on a keeper. Ware gained six yards, however the play was referred to as again when Mitch Morse was referred to as for holding. Ware got here again with one other six-yard run. Mahomes couldn’t join on a deep move to Hill, however the Raiders have been offside on the play, giving the Chiefs a primary down. Mahomes then hit Conley for 18 yards, which put the Chiefs into Oakland territory. Williams ran off-tackle for 5, Ware was stopped for no achieve, after which — after beiing pressured from the pocket — Mahomes ad-libbed a 25-yard cross to Kelce that gave the Chiefs first-and-goal on the Raiders’ four-yard line.

Ware gained two yards off-tackle as the 2 minute warning sounded. When play resumed, Mahomes prolonged the Chiefs result in 40-30 when he hit Conley behind the top zone with 1:54 remaining within the recreation.

The Raiders managed a subject objective on their ultimate possession, however couldn’t get well an onside kick afterwards. That sealed a 40-33 Chiefs victory.

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Large receiver Sammy Watkins, security Eric Berry, defensive lineman Justin Hamilton, offensive linemen Kahlil McKenzie and Jimmy Murray, and tight finish Deon Yelder have been listed as inactive for the sport.


Eric Fisher left the sport within the second quarter, however returned. Travis Kelce took a tough hit to the ribs on a reception within the second quarter, however stayed in.

Subsequent week

The Chiefs return to Arrowhead on Sunday, December 9 in a important AFC matchup with the Baltimore Ravens. Kickoff is about for 12:00 midday Aroowhead time.

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