The Kansas City Chiefs shutout the Oakland Raiders 28-0 in Oakland on Sunday, which is a rare occurrence for the Chiefs on the road. In fact, this is the first time the Chiefs have ever shut the Raiders out in the 52-year history of the Chiefs-Raiders rivalry.
Think about that: the first shutout in Oakland in Chiefs-Raiders history. That's impressive. Kudos to the Chiefs for ignoring the
batteries fans at the Black Hole and staying focused on the task at hand. The Chiefs released some franchise stats on the shutout, which will be good for you to know around the water-cooler at your office today (if people still actually have water-coolers):
- Kansas City had shut out Oakland on two occasions in Kansas City, winning 27-0 (10/11/81) and 30-0 (12/7/97).
- It was the Chiefs first shutout since defeating San Francisco (10/1/06).
- Kansas City won 19-0 at San Diego (11/4/73), the club's last road shutout.
- It was the Chiefs fourth road shutout in team history.
And KC's defense hasn't allowed a point since a second quarter touchdown by the Indianapolis Colts -- that's six straight quarters with a goose egg.