Red Zone

Chiefs report card vs. Raiders

Updated: 2012-12-20T17:55:10Z

By ADAM TEICHER

The Kansas City Star

Chiefs rushing offense (F): For the second time this year, the Chiefs simply couldn’t match the physical might of Oakland’s front.

Chiefs passing offense (F): Brady Quinn threw plenty of short passes that did little damage.

Chiefs rushing defense (D-): The Chiefs were frequently blown off the ball.

Chiefs passing defense (C-): The Chiefs forced one fumble but otherwise failed to pressure Carson Palmer into mistakes.

Chiefs special teams (B+): A great game by Dustin Colquitt but, of course, it didn’t matter.

Chiefs coaching (D): There’s little imagination to KC’s offensive plan but perhaps they don’t have the players to make it work.

First quarter

Key play: Justin Houston tipped a third-down pass from the Chiefs’ 2 that forced Oakland to kick a field goal.

Key stat: The Chiefs had a total of minus-10 yards on their three first-down plays.

Second quarter

Key play: Jamaal Charles had a 42-yard run wiped out because of Jon Asamoah’s holding penalty.

Key stat: The Chiefs had no first downs on any of their six possessions.

Third quarter

Key play: Brady Quinn’s pass on fourth and goal went to Jamaal Charles in the field of play rather than another player in the end zone. Charles didn’t score and the Chiefs came away with no points.

Key stat: The Raiders chewed up almost half of the period on an 81-yard drive to a field goal.

Fourth quarter

Key play: Quinn’s fourth down pass to Jon Baldwin with more than nine minutes left was incomplete, ending Kansas City’s last good scoring chance.

Key stat: The Chiefs were 0 for 3 on fourth down in the period.

Player of the game

Punter Dustin Colquitt put four of his seven punts inside the 20 and had a net average of almost 52 yards.

Reason to hope

The Chiefs held the Raiders without a touchdown.

Reason to mope

The offense appears to be getting worse.

Looking ahead

The Chiefs finish their home schedule on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.

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