Kansas City beats Oakland 21-13, to take the lead in the division

2 years 4 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, December 08 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 10:50:00 PM CST December 08, 2016 in Sports

COLUMBIA, Missouri – Alex Smith and Tyreek Hill’s aggression were the difference in the Kansas City Chiefs 21-13 win over the Oakland Raiders on Thursday Night Football.

The Raiders took an early 3-0 lead before the Chiefs answered with three touchdowns in the second quarter. On his way to 264 yards, Alex Smith had his highest yards per completion of the season, including a 36-yard touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill. The rookie also added a 78-yard punt return touchdown after muffing a punt in the first quarter. The touchdown was Hill’s second return-touchdown of the year and seventh total touchdown of the season.

The Chiefs started the third quarter with two consecutive turnovers, one of which resulted in an Oakland field goal, before finding their rhythm again. While temperatures remained below freezing throughout the game, precipitation was virtually non-existent and wind appeared to be a non-factor. The result was another Chiefs victory that handed them the AFC West lead and season sweep of the Raiders. The game also created even more parity in the division with the Broncos, Chiefs and Raiders all separated by just 2.5 games.

The Chiefs became just the fourth team this season to reach the 10-win mark – the third time the team has won at least double-digit games in the four years of the Andy Reid-era. The Chiefs are now 21-4 in their last 25 regular-season games and only need to keep pace with the Raiders over the last three games of the season to win the division for the first time since 2010, and likely earn a first-round bye in the playoffs. 

The Raiders, who lost control of the division with the loss, now lead the AFC Wild-Card standings. They get 10 days off before traveling to San Diego to face a Chargers team they narrowly defeated earlier this season; the Chiefs will host a playoff hopeful Titans squad before the defending-champion Broncos come to town in an important Sunday Night Football, divisional game on NBC.

More News

Grid
List
Drew Lock needed to keep moving. The NFL draft was set to start in less than 90 minutes. People wanted to... More >>
1 hour ago Friday, April 26 2019 Apr 26, 2019 Friday, April 26, 2019 1:17:47 AM CDT April 26, 2019 in Sports
KANSAS CITY - Missourians looking to avoid long drives between the state's two biggest cities may have renewed hope after... More >>
4 hours ago Thursday, April 25 2019 Apr 25, 2019 Thursday, April 25, 2019 10:38:00 PM CDT April 25, 2019 in News
HOLTS SUMMIT - The city aldermen voted to hold a special election after a 35-35 tie for the Holts Summit... More >>
4 hours ago Thursday, April 25 2019 Apr 25, 2019 Thursday, April 25, 2019 10:25:00 PM CDT April 25, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Heading into Thursday night's NFL draft, MU's Drew Lock is surrounded by family and friends in Nashville for... More >>
8 hours ago Thursday, April 25 2019 Apr 25, 2019 Thursday, April 25, 2019 6:30:00 PM CDT April 25, 2019 in News
NASHVILLE - Former Missouri quarterback Drew Lock did not hear his name called Thursday night, to the surprise of his... More >>
8 hours ago Thursday, April 25 2019 Apr 25, 2019 Thursday, April 25, 2019 6:10:00 PM CDT April 25, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Target 8 discovered more than 16 sex offenders living at Columbia's Welcome Inn, which an online map shows... More >>
8 hours ago Thursday, April 25 2019 Apr 25, 2019 Thursday, April 25, 2019 6:07:00 PM CDT April 25, 2019 in Target 8
JEFFERSON CITY  - Jefferson City Parks, Recreation and Forestry has now installed phone-charging equipment on two of the five solar... More >>
9 hours ago Thursday, April 25 2019 Apr 25, 2019 Thursday, April 25, 2019 5:30:00 PM CDT April 25, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Several bottles of wine from an Eldon winery have exploded, according to federal officials. The Missouri... More >>
10 hours ago Thursday, April 25 2019 Apr 25, 2019 Thursday, April 25, 2019 4:27:00 PM CDT April 25, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Oakland Middle School held its "Stronger Together," a multicultural festival to promote diversity with students and teachers Thursday.... More >>
11 hours ago Thursday, April 25 2019 Apr 25, 2019 Thursday, April 25, 2019 3:42:00 PM CDT April 25, 2019 in News
MOBERLY - The Moberly Police Department is looking for a white box van after a young girl told her parents... More >>
11 hours ago Thursday, April 25 2019 Apr 25, 2019 Thursday, April 25, 2019 3:31:00 PM CDT April 25, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri legislators are working on a tax incentive in hopes of bringing movie production back to the... More >>
11 hours ago Thursday, April 25 2019 Apr 25, 2019 Thursday, April 25, 2019 2:48:00 PM CDT April 25, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Hundreds of veterans gathered at the Capitol Thursday to be honored 50 years after the Vietnam War.... More >>
14 hours ago Thursday, April 25 2019 Apr 25, 2019 Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:37:00 PM CDT April 25, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA – The first of several bargaining negotiations between MU and its workers to increase minimum wage to $15 is... More >>
23 hours ago Thursday, April 25 2019 Apr 25, 2019 Thursday, April 25, 2019 3:07:00 AM CDT April 25, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Former Mizzou head football coach Gary Pinkel formally announced the launch of his foundation, called “GP M.A.D.E.” Wednesday... More >>
1 day ago Wednesday, April 24 2019 Apr 24, 2019 Wednesday, April 24, 2019 9:47:00 PM CDT April 24, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The city's Airport Advisory Board met Wednesday for the first time since Columbia Regional Airport had to close... More >>
1 day ago Wednesday, April 24 2019 Apr 24, 2019 Wednesday, April 24, 2019 8:01:00 PM CDT April 24, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA- A proposed wind project in Harrisburg is now getting the local government involved. The Boone County planning and... More >>
1 day ago Wednesday, April 24 2019 Apr 24, 2019 Wednesday, April 24, 2019 7:55:00 PM CDT April 24, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - People gathered in downtown Jefferson City Wednesday evening to walk for Rape and Abuse Crisis Service or... More >>
1 day ago Wednesday, April 24 2019 Apr 24, 2019 Wednesday, April 24, 2019 7:48:00 PM CDT April 24, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri House will hold a public hearing Thursday morning to allow people with disabilities to renew... More >>
1 day ago Wednesday, April 24 2019 Apr 24, 2019 Wednesday, April 24, 2019 7:29:00 PM CDT April 24, 2019 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 49°
3am 50°
4am 50°
5am 48°
6am 47°