Well, at least Marquette King had a Hell of a game. Those punts hit Tie Fighters! Thumbs up, kid!
Sith Lord have Mercy! What in damnation happened to our Offense?!?! In my opinion, Terrelle Pryor simply regressed into a Rookie QB after battling a decent Defense. When times got rough with blitzing? He let his frustration get the best of him. He still did some great things (216 yards passing, 60 yards rushing) but the negatives simply out weighed the positives Sunday (3 INTs, sacked TEN times) I swear if TP3 does not learn how to throw the ball away in the near future, we are all in for some deep f#@cking disappointment. You have the legs, you have the mobility, you have the intelligence..so THROW THE BALL AWAY WHEN BODIES ARE COVERED!! Why risk: more negative yards?..another Interception? ..another pick 6?? Have you not learned how to think ahead? Please do.. or I will be forced to freeze you in carbonite. Wait, you're already cold...
In addition, it must be noted that the entire Offense has to take much of the blame as well. Starting with.. that fragile Offensive line! Now, I understand many are in place of our actual starters (Jared Veldheer, Stefan Wisniewski, etc) but DAMNIT, you have to play harder! Sometimes, it's that plain and simple. It seems when we're blitzed, we are not getting the correct protection necessary to get the play off. I witnessed plenty of breakdowns involving Khalif Barnes, Tony Pashos and Lucas Nix. They all seem slow to me at times. Part of the issue is blocking mechanics. Another issue is they are simply not quick enough on the outside edges. Endurance also may be a key factor. Time to hit the Treadmill, biggies..
Darren McFadden also must be held responsible for bad blocking. He must also be kicking himself for not producing like he used to. 52 yards in rushing is not going to cut it. Sure, he had 31 yards in receptions but... this is not the same guy we are used to seeing!! Where is the explosion? Where is the toughness? Where is the strength? It appears Run DMC will not be with us in the near future if we keep seeing his low numbers in the weeks to come. This is a contract year and he should be performing at a high level. Get it done or get out. Maybe that should be our new 2013 slogan. "Just win baby" just got updated.
The Wide Receivers simply need to get more spacing between defenders. Sure, I know we faced good DBs..but there has to be a nice route to shake the flies off. Get it done, Greg Olson.
Defense? You should not hang you head low. It's because of you, we were in this game for 4 damn Quarters! ALL of the DBs made phenomenal tackles with speed and aggression. Nick Roach would received the game ball if we won (8 Tackles, 1 sack). I think we are finally witnessing a real Defense that can play with anybody given the right circumstance. We are ranked 13th in the NFL at yards allowed and 9th overall at stopping the run. Thats quite an improvement from the last several years! Keep on Truckin' D!!!!
We better get our sh$#t together before we visit ye ol London. Darth wants a win for the Yanks, kids.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Andy Reid swore he could feel the ground shake. Alex Smith couldn't hear himself talking to his teammates. Dwayne Bowe said the deafening noise inside Arrowhead Stadium reminded him of college.
Buoyed by the loudest crowd to attend an outdoor sporting event, the unbeaten Chiefs took advantage of three second-half interceptions thrown by Terrelle Pryor to pull away for a 24-7 victory Sunday.Just imagine what it must have been like for the Oakland Raiders. It was the first time in seven meetings at Arrowhead Stadium that the Chiefs (6-0) had beaten the Raiders(2-4), and it allowed them to press on with the second-best start in franchise history.
The Chiefs won their first nine games during the 2003 season.
"Every win is a great win, and when you can win with a crowd like this, it makes it even better," Reid said. "That was loud, real loud. The ground was shaking."
According to an official from Guinness World Records, the volume reached 137.5 decibels in the closing minutes of the game, breaking the record of 136.6set by Seahawks fans earlier this year.
"I was sitting there on the sideline and I could tell, it's a hard environment to execute in," said Smith, who threw for just 128 yards but didn't make any big mistakes. "It was pretty special."
It wouldn't have been nearly as special without a win.
Jamaal Charles ran for two touchdowns, and the Chiefs had 10 sacks while ending a three-game skid to the Raiders (2-4). They also held Darren McFadden, a thorn in their side, to 52 yards rushing.
That's because the Chiefs turned his three interceptions into 17 points. The first led to Charles' go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter, the second resulted in Ryan Succop's 33-yard field in the fourth quarter and Husain Abdullah returned the final one 44 yards for a score with 1:35 left."We were right there in the game, and we were punching back and forth," said Pryor, who threw for 216 yards and a touchdown. "I lost the game for us."
Part of the problem, Pryor said, was the combination of crowd noise and a patchwork offensive line.
On one possession, Pryor was twice whistled for delay of game penalties because third-string center Mike Brisiel couldn't hear him. Oakland also had a false start on the same drive, which ended in a punt.
The Raiders finished with 11 penalties for 68 yards. "It's a tough environment, but we've got to be mentally strong as a team," Pryor said. "I know sometimes I let it get away from me with the delay of game. Like I said, it's experience."
Oakland actually struck first in the second quarter when Denarius Moore beat Chiefs defensive back Marcus Cooper, starting in place of the injured Brandon Flowers, on a quick slant over the middle. Moore caught the pass from Pryor in stride and went 39 yards for the touchdown.
It remained 7-0 until the waning minutes of the first half, when the Chiefs took over at the Oakland 45-yard line. Pass interference on the Raiders' D.J. Haydenon third-and-10 kept the drive alive, and Charles squirmed the 7 yards for the tying score with 1:06 left.
The Chiefs were poised to take the lead early in the third quarter, but Hayden stripped Donnie Avery of the ball inside the Oakland 10-yard line, and Charles Woodson recovered it. But the Raiders gave it right back when Kansas City brought a blitz and Pryor lobbed a pass that Quintin Demps picked off.
The way their defense was playing proved to be enough. Kansas City kept up the heat on Pryor the rest of the way - on one drive, two penalties and two sacks left the Raiders facing fourth-and-48 at their 12. Not even their punt made it to the first down marker.Five plays later, Charles plunged into the end zone to give the Chiefs a 14-7 lead. Cooper's interception set up Succop's field goal with two minutes left to put the game out of reach, and Abdullah's pick-6 left the crowd packed inside Arrowhead Stadium rocking at the end. "Opportunistic team," Woodson said. "They've been doing it all year long, late in games coming up with turnovers and things like that to give them a chance to win. That's what happened today."
Notes: Chiefs left tackle Branden Albert left the game with a bruised left knee. ... Raiders center Andre Gurode (knee) and right tackle Tony Pashos (groin) were injured in the game. ... Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali had 3½ sacks. ... Charles finished with 78 yards rushing. ... Pryor added 60 yards rushing.
Alright Nation- Enjoy the bye week with a trip to the Beach, rest and relaxation! I'll see you in 2 weeks when we face the dreaded, broken and beaten Steelers. See you on the Dark Side, -Darth Raider