Red Zone

Report card: Raiders 24, Chiefs 20

First quarter

Key play: The Raiders converted on third and 7 when nickel back Phillip Gaines missed a tackle on James Jones, who gained 11 yards to the Chiefs’ 27 and kept a touchdown drive alive.

Key stat: Latavius Murray’s 11-yard run was the first TD of his career and first allowed by the Chiefs this season.

Second quarter

Key play: Murray bolted 90 yards for a touchdown and a 14-0 lead.

Key stat: Murray’s run was the longest by an opponent in Chiefs history.

Third quarter

Key play: Chiefs cornerback Ron Parker gambled and missed on going for an interception on a second-and-20 pass to Andre Holmes, who went for 37 yards and a first down.

Key stat: Cairo Santos made his 12th consecutive field goal.

Fourth quarter

Key play: The pass-interference penalty called on Parker on third and 9 at the Chiefs’ 29 sustained the Raiders’ game-winning touchdown drive.

Key stat: The Chiefs, who entered the game ranked third in converting third downs (48 percent), converted just two of 14.

Player of the game: This game wouldn’t have been close without running back Latavius Murray’s first-half performance.

Reason to hope: The Chiefs have a few extra days to prepare for Denver and climb back into first place with a win.

Reason to mope: Losing to the 0-10 Raiders is going to stick with this team for a long time … or until the rematch on Dec. 14 at Arrowhead Stadium.

Looking ahead: The Chiefs have a few extra days to get ready for their prime-time showdown with Denver on Nov. 30 at Arrowhead Stadium.

Randy Covitz,

Report card


Rush Offense

Jamaal Charles ran hard for everything he got, pounding 19 times for 80 yards on a slow track. But his long run was just 11 yards.


Pass Offense

Alex Smith started slowly but had a solid second half, finding tight ends Travis Kelce down the middle and Anthony Fasano for a touchdown. But he was under pressure for most of the night.


Rush Defense

The No. 32-ranked rushing team ran for 179 yards and the Chiefs surrendered the longest run from scrimmage in franchise history.


Pass Defense

Ron Parker seemed to get a questionable call on a fourth-quarter pass-interference penalty, and the Raiders targeted him early and often, including the game-winning touchdown pass. The Chiefs managed just one sack and had several near-interceptions go off their fingertips.


Special Teams

Knile Davis’ daring kickoff return from 6 yards deep in the end zone set up a third-quarter touchdown, and Frankie Hammond’s 28-yard punt return set up a go-ahead field goal. Punter Dustin Colquitt was the Chiefs’ primary weapon in the first half.



Andy Reid fell on the sword for the Chiefs’ slow start and loss to an 0-10 team, but he opened the downfield passing game in the second half.