Chiefs cruise to 40-9 victory over Raiders

The Chiefs were not penalized once in a game for the first time in 45 years

AP News Staff
December 02, 2019 - 12:51 am
Dec 1, 2019; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Darwin Thompson (34) runs against Oakland Raiders defensive tackle P.J. Hall (92) during the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes looked up at the scoreboard late in the third quarter and was stunned to see the Kansas City Chiefs had taken a 31-0 lead over the AFC West rival Oakland Raiders.

“I felt like we’d only scored a couple of times,” he said.

That’s because the Chiefs’ high-powered offense didn’t need to do a whole lot Sunday.

Their defense and the inept Raiders took care of the rest.

Mahomes did throw for a touchdown and run for a touchdown, but it was Juan Thornhill’s pick-6 and a long list of blunders by Derek Carr and Co. that really made the difference.

Dec 1, 2019; Kansas City, MO, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) is sacked by Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Chris Jones (95) during the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
They allowed Kansas City to cruise to a 40-9 victory and into a two-game lead over the Raiders in the division race.

“That’s what we expected all season long, and you’ve seen it week by week the defense getting better,” Mahomes said, “and the offense just played in the flow of the game. We’ve been in every type of game so far and we’ve been finding ways to win them.”

LeSean McCoy and Darwin Thompson also had TD runs for the Chiefs (8-4), who can clinch a fourth straight division title with a win over New England and an Oakland loss to Tennessee next weekend.

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