After another depressing loss, here's your Chiefs news for the day.
Chiefs have hit rock bottom: Sam Mellinger/Kansas City Star
The picture of the Chiefs' now historical level of "professional" football incompetence is their overmatched head coach, asked a simple question about why his star running back only got five carries in another blowout loss, saying "I'm not exactly sure."
Raiders wreck Chiefs; Cassel in for injured Quinn: Adam Teicher/Kansas City Star
The situation got worse for the Chiefs in Sunday's 26-16 loss to Oakland, their sixth consecutive loss to the Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium. Starter Brady Quinn was knocked out of the game with a possible concussion, so the Chiefs had to go back to Cassel
The Chiefs fell behind early Sunday, as they have in all of their other games. But unlike those other games, they largely abandoned their running game. Cassel, Brady Quinn and Dexter McCluster as the wildcat quarterback had 11 runs, exactly half of Kansas City's total.
With Chiefs at 1-6, laugh to keep from crying: Sean Keeler/Fox Sports Midwest
There's no way to spin Oakland 26, Kansas City 16. None. Raiders-Chiefs was to football what "2 Broke Girls" is to comedy, a steaming pile of offal foisted upon the American public, a triumph of bad over worse. The Big Ten gives you Indiana versus Illinois. The NFL gives you Kansas City and Oakland.
Wrap-up: Raiders 26, Chiefs 16: Bill Williamson/ESPN
The Raiders are officially in the hunt in the AFC West and the Chiefs are officially in the hunt for the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. Oakland has won two straight games and is 3-4. Kansas City is 1-6. Give Oakland credit. It has shown it is better than the league's worst team as it has beaten Jacksonville and Kansas City in the past two weeks. Those are the type of games you must win. Look at San Diego on Sunday. It blew a winnable game at Cleveland and it is now tied with the Raiders. Oakland has won six straight times at Arrowhead Stadium. The game was its first road win of the season. The Chiefs dropped to 0-4 at home, which has to further steam an upset fan base.
Postgame Notes: Chiefs vs. Raiders: KCChiefs.com
Derrick Johnson recorded 10 solo tackles in the game, including three for loss. His 10 tackles today gives him 809 career tackles to rank sixth in club history. He became just the sixth Chiefs player to record more than 800 career tackles. It was his second consecutive double-digit tackle performance as he recorded 12 tackles (10 solo) at Tampa Bay (10/14).
Chiefs lose to Raiders: Arrowhead Addict
The sooner Clark Hunt blows this thing up and hires a new GM, the sooner the new guy can start trying to fix this mess and more importantly, start scouting for what should be a very important draft.