The Kansas City Chiefs are up big on the Raiders at the half, and there is no remorse coming from the home team. Before the game started, Raiders defensive lineman Yannick Ngakoue gathered the whole team at the Chiefs center field logo, and they all danced on it in a somewhat disrespectful manner.
Yes, that is very odd, as the Chiefs don’t look at this as a modern rivalry like the Raiders do. Kansas City has Super Bowl aspirations, the Raiders are dancing on logos trying to stay at .500.
Luckily, the Raiders have paid for the disrespectful behavior they showed before the game. Both the defense and the offense has made Las Vegas suffer in the first half, and here is how.
The Chiefs defense and offense showing up vs the Raiders
Defense continuing their showcase from last few weeks
The Chiefs defense has been one of the best over the last five or six weeks. Yes, their opponents have not been great, but one of those teams was the Raiders, who only scored 14 points against Kansas City.
In this one, the Chiefs forced a fumble on the first play from scrimmage on the game, and Mike Hughes scooped it up for a score. This was huge as the Chiefs immediately went up on the scoreboard without the offense even taking a snap.
Kansas City also forced two other turnovers. The second one was an interception by Tyrann Mathieu after Daniel Sorenson punched it out into the air. The Third would be a fumble recovery by Mathieu after Mike Hughes punched it out.
Even with the turnovers, the Chiefs have put a ton of pressure on Derek Carr. Kansas City has tallied two sacks for 14 yards lost in just the first half. That not counting the huge sack Frank Clark had that was called back due to a holding penalty on Charvarious Ward.
The Chiefs offense firing on all cylinders
Kansas City is up 35-3 in the first half, which is tied for the biggest halftime lead in franchise history, largely due to their ability to execute, something they have struggled with all year. Even the last few years when the defense has been working, the offense still didn’t quite put it together.
Kansas City has punted once in the game, and that was the first drive of the game. since then, they have scored a touchdown on every drive. With touchdowns from Josh Gordon, Darrel Williams, and two from Edwards-Helaire, the Chiefs are looking unstoppable once again.
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