Winners and Losers: Chiefs versus Raiders

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Chris takes a look at the winners and losers to come out of this weeks game between the Chiefs and Raiders.

Welcome to this weeks edition of Winners and Losers. It was Raiders week after the bye, so with a bunch of fresh players for the boys in the Red and Gold who was a winner and who was a loser?

Winners

Offense, Defense, Special Teams: Putting them all on here to start the list, because that was a complete team showing. Exactly what we needed to see from all phases coming out of the bye week.

Travis Kelce: 5 grabs for 90 yards, but 2 of them were big-time catches where Kelce just out jumped and out muscled his competition. He looked rusty in the early going but righted his ways. Good game for Zeus.

Juan Thornhill and Darwin Thompson: What better game to score your first career touchdowns in? That’s right, in a heavily touted game against the Raiders that had playoff implications. Way to show up men!

Honey Badger: Keep it up, great read on his pick. Would be nice to see him continue to contribute. The announcers, Romo in particular were mentioning that it does take time for players to jell in a Spags defense. Let’s hope Mathieu is starting to put it all together back there.

Andy Reid: The big fella gets his fair share of flak around these parts. He had the team ready to play following the bye. Now we need to go on a run.

Tanoh Kpassagnon: Had a sack, and to my eye sitting on the couch between my channel coming in and out, he was held around the neck on what could have been another. Throw in a blocked extra point attempt, and KPass had himself a night.

Chris Jones: Another sack. Another drive stopped. Pay the man, Clark Hunt.

Zero Penalties: Had one that offset, but the stat sheet will show 0 next to penalties for the team. Great job to everyone on staying disciplined.

Losers

Derek Carr: I mean, he could be a winner for us. All the Raiders hype the past couple months, and what? This is two weeks in a row Carr has been who we all thought he was.

Darrel Williams: Only because you got hurt bro. Your 6 runs for 13 yards weren’t pretty either, but your touchdown catch was. Heal up.

Frank Clark: Made one stop behind the line of scrimmage then turned into a ghost again, eventually leaving the game due to another injury.

Daniel Carlson: His first field goal attempt was atrocious. Then one gets blocked later, ugly night for the Raiders kicker.

Who do you have for a winner and loser this week Arrowhead Guys?

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spiderwomn69
spiderwomn69

Juan Thornhill, Darwin Thompson, and Khalen Saunders… all had some good plays. For the past month + all I’ve heard is how much the Raiders rookie draft class has been so great, it was really great of our rookies to step it up a notch against this team. Overall I am really loving this draft class.

Paul
Paul

Winner : Darwin Thompson.
Mccoy should be spelling Thompson when he gets tired we desperately need a back that can run like he does

Tomahawk
Tomahawk

Shady needs to give #25 back to him. Thompson took it to honor Jamaal. I definitely saw some shades of Jamaal in Thompson. Really hoping Andy gives this kid a shot going down the stretch. He may not be another JC, as he was one of a kind… but I definitely see something there. Saw it in preseason too. Not sure why Andy hasn’t used him more… offense too complicated for him right now? Needs more time to learn the play book? I dunno.

Paul
Paul

If Andy doesn’t let Darwin get more running snaps against New England I’m going to lose my mind.

Berserker

Winners: The Chiefs’ Oline, because going forward, they might get to block for a runner who will make their run blocking seem not terrible.

Loser: Whichever dumbass within the Chiefs’ coaching staff has been deciding all year that it’s more important to treat Darwin Thompson like a rookie than it is to have the team’s best runner on the field.

probablyamistake
probablyamistake

Winner: My sanity. If we lost this game, I would have had to ban myself.

workingmansdead

Would save me the time, that’s for sure

Berserker

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Mitko

Winner: Mitko for almost accurately predicting the score ( until a garbage time score) with Math and History

MasterChief
MasterChief

I thought of you after the game. And, if I recall correctly, you were also saying that Andy Reid’s Defense is what really improves after a bye. So 2 nods to you, sir!

tsv0728
tsv0728

Has Spags been on a list yet? He seems to be earning it. The last 6 weeks they are averaging 338yds against. That is a very sound performance, as much as volume stats can tell you anything. I’d still like to see him effort to stop the run a bit more early, but at the end of the day it might be a better strategy to not worry too much about the run in the early game. Didn’t see CJ at DE at all this week, which is a little odd against a good running team.

ForeverRanger91
ForeverRanger91

I thought it was Bob Sutton that caused Carr issues but turns out that he just gets the yips against the Chiefs.

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh

Losers: Offensive Line. 3rd and 1 and 4th and 1 are BIG MAN territory. If you can’t pick up 1 yard when you need it, you’re a little boy, not a big man. That’s been a consistent problem for this team this year.

Berserker

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vvet818

My only real complaint is about the 3rd and goal and the 4th and goal that we couldn’t get, I mean the 4th was what 12 inches? Don’t know if it was play calling or execution for the failure, just happy it didn’t hurt us. Great all around game otherwise.

VChiefsFan
VChiefsFan

Loser….. All those damn obnoxious Raider Fan’s that we’ve been hearing from all year. Time for them to go back to their mother’s basement till OTA’s again.

Winners…… Those of us that share office space with said Raider Fans. 😛 😛 😛

God this feels good!

Sudden
Sudden

I have a couple colleagues at work who I need to visit today

sydenham

I’m good friends with my next door neighbour even though he is a Raiders fan. We are almost always good-spirited around each other, even when talking football, but this will be a tough one for him and that’s fine by me.

Winner: Chiefs fans.