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Silver Minings: Loss to Chiefs was an oddity for Raiders

Las Vegas did some things that usually lead to victory in double-digit defeat

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Kansas City Chiefs v Las Vegas Raiders
Andy Reid, Antonio Pierce
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If someone would have told you the Las Vegas Raiders wouldn’t have a single penalty or a turnover against the Kansas City Chiefs at Allegiant Stadium on Sunday, you probably would have thought the Silver and Black pulled off the upset victory.

Yet, of course, they lost 31-17 and were outscored 31-3 after jumping out to a 14-0 lead.

That would make sense because that is usually the case in such situations, which is rare, anyway. According to the Associated Press, the Raiders were the first team without a penalty and a turnover in three seasons. Tampa Bay did it in a 28-point win. This was the first time a team lost in the NFL in 2021 years without committing a penalty or having a turnover and that was a 2-point loss.

It’s kind of mind boggling that the Raiders lost by 14 points while playing such a clean game and it wasn’t fluky, either.

But, hey, if they can continue this trend, it would result in victories at some point, right?

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