Talk about coming in ready to fight! This defense came in just aching to land some punches and they wasted no time doing so. It was the very first play for the Chiefs offense where the first punch landed in fact, and it came via rookie Sio Moore sacking Alex Smith. It was one of 3 first half sacks for the Raiders, and the other 2 sacks came on 3rd down plays.
It hasn't been just the defense landing punches either as the Raiders offense had 7 plays of 10 or more yards, including a beautiful catch and run touchdown to Denarius Moore to make the score 7-0. Terrelle Pryor has also done some damage with his legs too with 4 carries for 47 yards to go with his 7 of 11 for 100 yards passing.
The Chiefs defense has been aggressive themselves with 3 sacks on Pryor and numerous hurries. They are widely thought of by one of the best in the league and they have been playiny well in this game too. Its just like how things are suppose to be in a rivalry match if both teams are playing hardnosed, physical football.
The Chiefs offense hadn't been doing great this game, mostly due to the Raiders defense playing well. Unfortunately they finally got some momentum going at the end of the half when they scored a TD to tie the game with just over a minute left in the half.
This is exactly the type of game that we are used to when it comes to these teams. It's too bad the Raiders don't have the lead at halftime considering how late in the half the Chiefs scored and that Sebastian Janikowski missed a 51 yard field goal. Hopefully the 2nd half is just as intense and has a happy ending for Oakland fans.