Chiefs Ruin Christmas By Beating Themselves 20-14 Against Raiders

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A recap of the Chiefs Vs Raiders game

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1st Quarter

The Chiefs started their Christmas with a nice kickoff return by Richie James to the 35, but the offense looked ugly as the 2nd down was a busted play and Mahomes got sacked on a 3rd and 12. The Raiders muffed the ensuing punt but managed to recover it. Thankfully the Raiders couldn’t fare much better, mostly thanks to a monster sack by Chris Jones that set them back 8 yards on 2nd down and forced a 3-and-out.

The Chiefs got even better field position, this time starting on the Raiders side of the field, but again started sloppy with a Kelce drop being followed by a false start. A Mahomes scramble set up 3rd and 8, and again got sacked (there was another offsides on the offense that was declined) and they punted again.

On the next drive the Raiders finally decided to play some actual football and put a nice drive together despite starting inside their own 10. They managed to gain yards on short plays before the first real offensive highlight of the game as O’Connell avoided quick pressure by Chris Jones and found Austin Hooper for 9. The Raiders continued to move the ball consistently before their next big play, a nice O’Connell pass to Meyers for 14 that was just out of the reach of Sneed. Eventually they got down close to the endzone, but Sneed made multiple big plays and they were forced to settle for a short field goal to make it 3-0.

The 1st quarter came to the end with the offense continuing to move backwards, as two short passes to Pacheco went for a combined -5 yards and took the 3rd and long into the 2nd.

2nd Quarter

The Chiefs started the 2nd quarter with their best play on offense of the game, a holding penalty on the Raiders, which bailed them out of the 3rd and 15. But they failed to anything more than that, as an incompletion and a negative yard run forced a 3rd and 13. Mahomes found Rice for 11, but that wasn’t enough and they punted.

On the next drive the first two passes were to Adams, one too far and one was a brutal drop, forcing a 3rd and 10, and O’Connell ran out of time on the McDuffie blitz and the incompletion led to a punt. The Chiefs drive was looking bad for a second, but on the 3rd and 10 Mahomes finally found Rice for 15 for the first real good play by the offense in the game. Then on the next 3rd and 3 Mahomes found Richie James on the same play that Henne used to seal the playoff win over Cleveland a couple years ago. The next play was a screen to Kelce who barrelled over Raiders defenders for 24. A couple plays later Pacheco took a direct snap, faked the pitch to Mahomes, then ran it in for the touchdown, and the Chiefs were somehow up 7-3.

The Chiefs defense responded in kind. The Raiders did pick up a 1st down on the ground, but afterwards a nice pass defense by Sneed against Adams forced a 3rd and 7, which the Raiders couldn’t pick up, and the Chiefs got the ball back. But this time the cute play failed as the Pacheco handoff to Mahomes got fumbled, and a Raiders defender returned it for the touchdown, the holder bobbled the snap on the extra point so it was 9-7 Raiders. The Chiefs offense got the ball back to try again, and Mahomes threw a brutal pick which was returned for a touchdown. The Raiders got the 2 point conversion, and suddenly it was 17-7.

The Chiefs got the ball back once again and finally did what they were supposed to do. They moved the ball down the field, but eventually faced a 3rd down after Mahomes and Rice weren’t on the same page, and on the 3rd down Rice slipped to make it 4th and 5. But the Chiefs faked the punt, and Townend found Justin Watson for 11 to continue the drive. A couple plays later on 3rd and 3 Mahomes ran around to avoid pressure before finding Justin Watson for 11. The clock was starting to run down, so a couple throwaways and a checkdown to Kelce later it was 4th down and the field goal unit came out. But Butker missed the 36 yard field goal to cap a bizarre first half.

3rd Quarter

Las Vegas got the ball to start the 2nd half but the Chiefs defense mostly held them. Their biggest play was a Sneed interference to convert a 3rd down, but on the next 3rd down O’Connell tried to force it to Meyers who was blanketed by Jaylen Watson and they had to punt. The Chiefs offense didn’t do much better as they needed what can charitably be called a ticky-tacky defensive hold on the first 3rd and 8. Then on 3rd and 1 Pacheco failed to gain the yard, and Reid decided to go for the 4th down and Mahomes picked it up on the scramble. Then they faced another quick 3rd down and 5, and Mahomes wasn’t on the same page as Rice. They went for it again on 4th down, and the incompletion turned it over on downs.

The defense continued playing well, as on 3rd and 6 Chris Jones force O’Connell into Omenihu’s arms and the Raiders punted after just 3 plays. But the offense continued to do nothing, as a sack led to 3rd and 9, on which Mahomes threw to nobody before punting, and a horrible punt gave the Raiders the ball on the Chiefs side of the field.

The Raiders didn’t need much, just to burn clock and maybe score some points. They accomplished both, as White had a huge 16 yard run on 3rd and 1 that was enough to put the Raiders in field goal range, which after Sneed blanketed Adams again on 3rd down they eventually took to make it 20-7 with just 19 seconds left in the 3rd by the time the Chiefs got the ball back. Rice had a 7 yard catch, and the 4th quarter started.

4th Quarter

Mahomes looked like he was finally going to take over the game in the hurry-up, as he was responsible for gaining 21 yards on the first 3 plays of the drive. It looked like he threw an interception as MVS lazily stood around while Mahomes expected him to keep running, but the review ruled the ball hit the ground. Later in the drive it was wnd and 17 thanks to a hold, but CEH broke a tackle on a screen and found that there were no defenders in front of him until he had picked up 32 yards. But the offense stalled after that, and the 4th and goal failed as the pass to Rice in the endzone was well covered.

The Raiders were in clock burning mode so they kept it on the ground. The first 3rd down they needed 5 and Abdullah picked up 7. The next 3rd down they needed 4, and for some reason decided to pass. Jaylen Watson defended it and the Chiefs offense got the ball back. It looked rough early, but Mahomes scrambled on 4th and 1 to keep the drive alive. A couple plays later Mahomes found Richie James wide open for 45 yards, and a couple plays after that on 3rd down Mahomes found Justin Watson in the endzone to keep them alive 20-14.

There was just under 3 minutes left with the Chiefs having 2 timeouts, so the Raiders wanted to run the clock out without giving the ball back. They managed to do more than that. The 2nd play of the drive White found a huge hole and went 43 yards into field goal range. The next play White had another big play going for 15 and picking up another 1st down, essentially ending the game.

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Wichita Chief
12/25/2023 7:15 pm

This was one of those games that before you get in the car to leave you better scrape your shoes on the pavement good so you don’t drag the stink in the car with you. It’s bad enough to have that bitter tase of defeat in your mouth that a paper towel won’t get rid of.

MasterChief
12/25/2023 6:22 pm

I’ve been saying this all year…

Mahomes needs to throw the fucking ball quickly! The indecisiveness is killing us! I saw many plays that appeared to have multiple guys open in the first 2 seconds and he did NOTHING. I saw MVS wide open several times and Mahomes left him hanging. Why have MVS on the field if you’re going to refuse to throw the ball?!?

Then he sat in the pocket too long while his line crumbled around him constantly. Then the WR’s couldn’t seem to get open on scrambles. Most of the sacks and scrambles that didn’t work out were Mahomes’ fault. He should have thrown the ball before all that happened.

Is Mahomes such a king now that no one can call him out or slap him around? Well I fucking will!

MAHOMES… THROW THE FUCKING BALL, DUDE!!! PICK A SPOT AND FUCKING THROW IT!

Edit: I’m not talking about throwing the ball to guys behind the LOS either. Step back, plant your feet, and THROW IT.

Last edited 3 months ago by MasterChief
Leaf
Reply to  MasterChief
12/25/2023 7:37 pm

I’ve been saying that all year. While not the sole problem, he’s definitely part of the problem, just like Andy is as well. I’m not saying cut the guy, or even bench him, but let’s not kid ourselves, he’s not been the Patrick of previous years

DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  Leaf
12/25/2023 7:41 pm

He has no trust in these wrs. 0. Zilch. Nada.

hoosierchief
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
12/25/2023 7:42 pm

nor the O line.

DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  hoosierchief
12/25/2023 7:53 pm

The oline is no worse than it was last year. It should be better. But its not worse.

hoosierchief
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
12/25/2023 8:04 pm

I don’t know… they couldn’t block for the run or the pass today.. not much left to be good at.

DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  hoosierchief
12/25/2023 8:05 pm

Orlando and wiley sucked too

hoosierchief
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
12/25/2023 8:07 pm

yup. but we seemed to struggle in the middle today as well.

DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  hoosierchief
12/25/2023 8:11 pm

Didnt try very much with pacheco. And then he got hurt. Ceh is a waste running up the middle.

I ve pretty much given up on the chiefs ever consistently running the ball anyway.

hoosierchief
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
12/25/2023 8:12 pm

our run blocking was going backwards. no one could gain yards with that.

hoosierchief
Reply to  hoosierchief
12/25/2023 8:13 pm

speaking of Pacheko, maybe someone will figure out how to adjust his chin strap so it stays on his noggin.

DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  hoosierchief
12/25/2023 8:17 pm

Pretty dumb way to get yousekf knocked out.

I actually really like the college rule where you have to come out for a play if your helmet comes off.

DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  hoosierchief
12/25/2023 8:19 pm

If they are stacking the box then go deep.

I just dont understand why our offense is this inept

Leaf
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
12/25/2023 8:59 pm

They have been cursed by cutting hunt mid season to bring mediocre in the run game going forward.

Leaf
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
12/25/2023 8:57 pm

That didn’t means he’s blameless. When you do something wrong, you do something wrong. Regardless of the reasons is still wrong. Now context allows for understanding, but that doesn’t mean you can’t point it what that person did wrong and how they should do better.

DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  Leaf
12/25/2023 9:19 pm

100%. Not throwing it is not the solution to the problem.

DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  MasterChief
12/25/2023 7:39 pm

“Step back, plant your feet, and THROW IT.”

Or flick it off your back foot to the sideline for a pick 6.

hoosierchief
Reply to  MasterChief
12/25/2023 8:10 pm

wait.. your talking about rhythm throwing? you mean that stuff that got Brady all his rings? IT would never work!

DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  hoosierchief
12/25/2023 8:20 pm

Those are INTs when thrown to our wrs. (See toney)

Last edited 3 months ago by DenverDonkeyHater
MasterChief
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
12/25/2023 10:56 pm

Yes, Toney popped it up twice and cost us two games. But these WR’s are getting open, at least sometimes, and Mahomes is still refusing to throw it to them. Indecisive.

I feel like Andy needs to stop letting Mahomes run the show and he needs to stomp his ass for not pulling the trigger.

Then Mahomes needs to take back those stupid golf carts and give his line roller skates, because they obviously love wearing roller skates during games.

3rdnlong
12/25/2023 5:17 pm

HEY GUYS

If anyone wants to hopefully laugh about it, I have my latest Chiefs’ song parody up. Yeah, I know. Sucks losing, and to the Raiders is worst of all. Nonetheless, hope you guys enjoy it.

Presenting: “KC Got Run Over by the Raiders” (to “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer”) – https://arrowheadguys.com/chiefs-song-parody-kc-got-run-over-by-the-raiders-to-grandma-got-run-over-by-a-reindeer-2023-nfl-wk-16-kc-14-vs-lv-20-christmas-day/

pompano
12/25/2023 5:00 pm

TLDR
fuck

hoosierchief
12/25/2023 4:54 pm

I thought the 13 second miracle against Buffalo was amazing, but giving up 2 defensive TD’s in 7 seconds eclipses that!

Leaf
Reply to  hoosierchief
12/25/2023 4:56 pm

The donkey’s gave 2 TDs away in 6 yesterday; to New England. 👀

Last edited 3 months ago by Leaf
hoosierchief
Reply to  Leaf
12/25/2023 5:05 pm

strange weekend in the nfl.

NovaChiefs
12/25/2023 3:57 pm

I’m going to go tear out some grout. Maybe that will make me feel better.
No chance at the #1 seed at all, so no concern about who wins tonight or next week. The best we can do *I think* is #2, and I don’t think that is likely.
The Charger game suddenly becomes a must win. Unreal.

DenverDonkeyHater
12/25/2023 3:52 pm

Stop running trick plays. Just fucking stop. The team feels like the halftime show said “the offense cant move the ball without trick plays”.

Start running qb sneaks. Still pathetic on short yardage.

Dont piss away points on missed fgs and passing up fgs.

Mahomes has to be better with the ball. The turnovers are just killing us. Our defense is good but not great at getting turnovers. Our turnover differential is unacceptable and that starts with Pat.

NovaChiefs
12/25/2023 3:45 pm

I can’t get my head around losing by 6 to a team that only scored 6 when you scored 14. Gifting them 14 may not have been the best idea, it turns out.
2023 will be known as “The Lost Season” when Mahomes goes into the HoF

probablyamistake
Reply to  NovaChiefs
12/25/2023 4:07 pm

“The Lost Season” indeed.

MasterChief
Reply to  probablyamistake
12/25/2023 6:14 pm

“The Dropped Season”

TCHchiefs
TCHchiefs
12/25/2023 3:32 pm

Ugly game for sure. We continually get every teams best shot and we haven’t played anyone on equal rest since the bye week. Can’t help but think that plays a factor as well. On to the next one (with less days off, again)

Tyrone
12/25/2023 3:31 pm

This reminds me of 2 seasons ago after the first Mahomes baby was born. Pat looked half asleep the whole season.

Severely Concussed
12/25/2023 3:17 pm

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EAFOX
12/25/2023 3:16 pm

Not a popular take right now I imagine BUT I still plan on winning the Super Bowl with this team.

DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  EAFOX
12/25/2023 3:17 pm

Andy and Pat get out of their own way and we have a damn good chance

EAFOX
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
12/25/2023 3:19 pm

Mahomes made some mistakes but he carried the team for the entire game.

Tyrone
Reply to  EAFOX
12/25/2023 3:28 pm

He absolutely did not carry the team. Gifted the Raiders 2 TDs and then almost gifted them another INT on a horrible decision and throw.

He did not prepare for this game.

Leaf
Reply to  Tyrone
12/25/2023 3:49 pm

Minus those two tds we win this ugly embarrassment.

DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  EAFOX
12/25/2023 3:45 pm

That int was terrible

pompano
Reply to  EAFOX
12/25/2023 3:19 pm

don’t know about planning, but it could happen no doubt

EAFOX
Reply to  pompano
12/25/2023 3:23 pm

We will be a different team in the playoffs –

KCRowdy
KCRowdy
Reply to  EAFOX
12/25/2023 3:26 pm

What’s in your eggnog? This team is going no where. Appreciate the positive vibes, but reality is this team is broke hard

Leaf
Reply to  EAFOX
12/25/2023 3:51 pm

We’ve been saying that all year. Just keep moving the goal post. At this point we are who we are. We are a talented team, that can beat anyone in this league, but is mentally too far gone to amount to anything this year.

DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  Leaf
12/25/2023 3:57 pm

Our offense has no identity. We dont run the ball. We dont throw the ball deep. Ever. We dont run screens consistently. We dont use motion anymore. This offense is pat hoping for crappy receivers to get open 5 to 15 yards downfield and scrambling when they cant.

Leaf
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
12/25/2023 4:17 pm

Oh no, they very much have an identity, and that’s the underlying problem. The identity is mistake prone football. And the players know this. You can see it in the way things are getting worse, not better. Every play they go out there and think something is going to go wrong and then they go and make it happen

Tyrone
Reply to  EAFOX
12/25/2023 3:27 pm

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Leaf
Reply to  EAFOX
12/25/2023 3:48 pm

We can. We have the talent. We just won’t. Heads are too far up their own arses

hoosierchief
Reply to  EAFOX
12/25/2023 4:46 pm

They could win the super bowl, but it would be a long shot. right now, Mahomes accuracy is off, the receivers can’t get open, or catch the ball when they are, Its just an off year.. we’ve had several great years, and now you have the off year, when you expect/hope that certain players sill their roles and they don’t.. you move on the next year and try to have things work out better.

pompano
12/25/2023 3:15 pm

fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck
fuckity fuckity fuck
fuck
*not a haiku

probablyamistake
12/25/2023 3:11 pm

These guys haven’t recovered from the first game of the season. They didn’t nip that bs in the bud and here we are. I’m putting this disaster on Andy.

SuperMegaChief
12/25/2023 3:10 pm

I just saw that Comedy Central will be carrying the Chiefs games from now on.

MasterChief
Reply to  SuperMegaChief
12/25/2023 6:23 pm

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kcfreak725
12/25/2023 3:05 pm

Man I would’ve thought Romeo Crennel was coaching today. Absolutely embarrassing and this team deserves nothing good for the rest of this season.

What a joke.

MasterBlaster7
MasterBlaster7
Reply to  kcfreak725
12/25/2023 3:11 pm

I haven’t seen the Chiefs Chief like this in about 8 years…maybe longer….Matt Cassel anyone?

kcfreak725
Reply to  MasterBlaster7
12/25/2023 3:15 pm

Matt Cassel and Brady Quinn

pompano
Reply to  kcfreak725
12/25/2023 3:17 pm

let’s not get carried away

MasterBlaster7
MasterBlaster7
Reply to  pompano
12/25/2023 6:30 pm

Brodie Croyle (ducks out the back door)

pompano
Reply to  MasterBlaster7
12/25/2023 7:00 pm

we can still see you

NovaChiefs
Reply to  kcfreak725
12/25/2023 3:46 pm

Brady Fucking Quinn

Leaf
Reply to  kcfreak725
12/25/2023 3:47 pm

This feels like that 1-5 start back in 2015. Unfortunately this time we haven’t been able to get it together so it’s lasted all season.

MasterBlaster7
MasterBlaster7
12/25/2023 3:05 pm

Sorry Jesus…happy birthday.

Leaf
Reply to  MasterBlaster7
12/25/2023 3:45 pm

Too bad he was born in April

pompano
Reply to  Leaf
12/25/2023 3:53 pm

i’m an April fools baby…….

KCRowdy
KCRowdy
Reply to  pompano
12/25/2023 4:04 pm

Makes sense 🤔

Leaf
Reply to  KCRowdy
12/25/2023 4:18 pm

It explains so much

pompano
Reply to  Leaf
12/25/2023 4:48 pm

it’s never been a secrete

hoosierchief
Reply to  pompano
12/25/2023 4:50 pm

todays game looked like an april fools day joke!

pompano
Reply to  hoosierchief
12/25/2023 4:53 pm

alas

KCRowdy
KCRowdy
Reply to  Leaf
12/25/2023 4:03 pm

April thru June sometime no doubt..

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