Raiders (6-7) fall to Kansas City Chiefs (9-4) losing ground in the AFC West division
Well, Raiders fans, it’s a week to week league. On Sunday, December 12, 2021, the Las Vegas Raiders lost to the Kansas City Chiefs 48-9 on the GEHA Field at Arrowhead.
The Raiders came into the game at (6-6). They were looking to avenge their 41-14 loss back on Sunday, November 14, 2021.
In the first quarter, the Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Mike Hughes returned a Raider fumble 23-yards for a touchdown. The Chiefs scored first, leading the Raiders, 7-0.
Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire took a Mahomes’ handoff and ran the ball in for a 5-yard touchdown. Making the score, Chiefs 21- 0. Josh Gordon added a one-yard touchdown pass from Mahomes.
The lead was now increased to 28-0. Edwards-Helaire scored another touchdown, giving the Chiefs a 35-point lead late in the second quarter.
Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson made a 26-yard field goal as the first half expired. The Chiefs lead at the break, 35-3.
The Chiefs were already leading by a commanding score. It got worse in the third quarter. Kicker Harrison Butker made a 54-yard field goal, increasing the score to 38-3.
At the end of three, it was time to put second-stringers in to see how they would play.
Butker connected from 37-yards to put the Chiefs up 41-9 with 9:52 to play. Backup running back Derrick Gore took the ball 51-yards for a touchdown. It would seal the win for Kansas City.
The Chiefs soundly beat the Raiders 48-9.
AFC West Standings
- Kansas City Chiefs (9-4)
- Los Angeles Chargers (8-5)
- Denver Broncos (7-6)
- Las Vegas Raiders (6-7)
The Chiefs and the Raiders decided to poke fun at each other. Prior to the game, the Raiders as a team, stood on the Chiefs logo. The Kansas City fans were not impressed as they booed the Raiders players. The Chiefs had the last laugh winning the game in dominant fashion.
The Chiefs decided to get back at the Raiders by having the PA system play, “The Wheels on the Bus” after the Raiders left the field. This was payback for last year when former head coach Jon Gruden took a victory lap around the Coliseum in Oakland
The Chiefs have dominated the Raiders in the era of Derek Carr and Patrick Mahomes. Since Carr took over as the Raiders starter in 2014, Kansas City has taken 11 of 14 meetings between the two AFC West Rivals. From 2017-’19, the Chiefs began a 5-game winning streak with Mahomes winning his first-four games over the Raiders.
The Raiders did put up a nice drive in the third quarter, moving the ball up and down the field. Carr ran that drive very smooth and it resulted in a Hunter Redfrow touchdown.
Remember Vegas fans, the NFL has moved the next Raiders game against the Cleveland Browns to Saturday, December 18, 2021, as part of the the league’s flex scheduling.
Coverage begins at 1:30 p.m. PT. Catch the game live on NFL NETWORK.