"I think the game for the Kansas City Chiefs came down to us just doing too many things that will get you beat."
That's about the easiest way for Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley to sum up the 23-20 overtime loss to the Oakland Raiders. With some of the mistakes the Chiefs made, I'm almost surprised this game even went into overtime. This was the most undisciplined game of the year for the usually penalty-cautious Chiefs.
Here are a few of the "things that will get you beat" Haley was referring to.
12 penalties and 100 yards. This was so uncharacteristic of the Chiefs. They're among the league's best in avoiding penalties but they combined to set a new high water mark this season with 27 combined penalties.
Turnover costing points. This was an opportunity lost. Chiefs QB Matt Cassel threw an interception toward the end of the first half which erased any chance of the Chiefs going up 17-0 or 13-0 before the half. Haley and Cassel were visibly arguing after this play.
Special teams TD. This is like winning the lottery for a team like the Raiders, who only scored one other TD in the game.
Third down percentage. This has been an area the Chiefs have struggled on and off all season. On Sunday they were just 3-of-15 on third downs. Dwayne Bowe's third down drop sticks out here as well.