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Raiders "outcoached" in loss to Chiefs, particularly second half adjustments | Silver And Black Pride

"They changed their coverages up, they did in the second half," said Carr. "We could see it, we knew what they were doing. Me and Coop were talking about it during the game. We had to run a play, he’d come back and I’d check with him, make sure we saw the same thing exactly right. As players we saw it."

Raiders-Chiefs: 4 winners, 4 losers | Silver And Black Pride

The Raiders cannot stop the run in any way, shape or form. Spencer Ware, Jamaal Charles and Charcandrick West combined for 183 rushing yards and two touchdowns. The third touchdown was scored by William the Refrigerator Perry Dontari Poe. Andy Reid knows exactly what he can and cannot do against the Raiders: He can run whenever and however he wants. He cannot pass deep.

Alex Smith put up franchise record numbers Sunday vs Raiders | Silver And Black Pride

"The nature of completions," said Alex Smith, "I think you could look at across the NFL, for the most part you’re throwing the ball 50 times, you’re losing more often than not, because you’re throwing the ball in the fourth quarter. When you’re winning and you’re playing well in the second half, your attempts are going to be more limited. If you are winning, and that’s what you hope to be doing in the fourth quarter. The way it was going today, we ran the ball really, really well and we had a good mix. We were efficient in the passing game when we had it."

Possibilities endless for Chiefs with this improved offense | ESPN

The Chiefs were impressive enough to open up a lot of possibilities in a season that looked like it might be a 16-game struggle. But if they continue to play offense as they did against the Raiders, they’ll be serious contenders to not only win the AFC West but advance deep in the playoffs. The Chiefs are a half-game behind the Raiders and Denver Broncos, both 4-2.

Hungry Pig Right: How the 346-pound Dontari Poe found himself scoring a Chiefs TD | The KC Star

"We finally got Big Red to call it in the red zone," said Travis Kelce, the star tight end and the man Poe replaced for the play. "Play your percentages," Poe said. "It’s 100 percent. So just give it to me."

Chiefs 26, Raiders 10: Insta-reaction! | The KC Star

The Chiefs' offensive play calling was terrific, particularly in the first half, probably the best it's been all season. My gut feeling is that the bulk of this is the bye week. Andy Reid's record there is well-documented. But this is also the first week the Chiefs have had something close to a full Jamaal Charles, and it doesn't hurt to play the Raiders' defense.

Game Notes: Kansas City Chiefs 26 Oakland Raiders 10 |

On the final play before halftime, K Sebastian Janikowski recorded a 46-yard field goal to pass Nick Lowery’s mark of 1,711 and move in 12th on the NFL’s all-time scoring list.

Kansas City Chiefs slam Raiders back to earth | Mercury News

From a talent perspective, the Raiders seem to have more potential than this. But they do have several holes on the roster, and they don’t stack up with good NFL teams in some key areas. And with the way Chiefs coach Andy Reid had his way against Del Rio, it doesn’t appear likely the Raiders can strategize their way past their weaknesses

Chiefs’ Alex Smith gets faint praise from Raiders’ head coach | SFGate

"If he’s got to rely on throwing the ball, it’s really not his strong suit, but if you allow them to run the ball, do some of their gimmicky things, then he comes to life," Del Rio said. "That’s what they were able to do today."

Chiefs revert to ground-and-pound style in 26-10 win over Oakland | The KC Star

"It's old school," Sherman said, following the Chiefs' 26-10 win over the Raiders. "You play in the rain, you play in the mud ... it's like playing in high school. It just brings out a different energy, a different atmosphere to the game."

After the first five weeks of the season, the Chiefs needed it, as they ranked 15th in passing offense and 21st in rushing defense. They'd been throwing the ball a ton, at roughly a 63 percent clip, which was much higher than the 54 percent rate they threw it at last year, when they went 11-5 and won a playoff game for the first time in 22 years.

De’Anthony Thomas, Albert Wilson benefit from Chiefs sharing the wealth on offense | The KC Star

"Great feeling," Thomas said. "Just going out there and doing whatever I can to help us, getting a first down to keep alive a drive."

A drive that ended with the Chiefs' first touchdown and tied the game.

Thomas dressed for the first time this season, but the frustration didn't show afterward.

"I made it a motivational experience," Thomas said. "And a learning experience, a chance to look at defenses and their coverages and see what we can do to attack them."