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Chiefs 21, Raiders 13

Dec. 8, 2016
Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City, MO

Rookie Tyreek Hill catches a 36-yard touchdown pass and scores on a 78-yard punt return during the second quarter to help lead Kansas City to a victory over Oakland. The Chiefs (10-3) and Raiders (10-3) share first place in the AFC West, but Kansas City holds the tiebreaker because of two head-to-head wins over Oakland this season. Hill's taking-it-to-the-house punt return gives the Chiefs a 21-3 lead with 6:25 remaining in thr second quarter. He finishes with six catches for 66 yards.

The Raiders' potent offense struggles against the Chiefs defense for the second time this season (Kansas City won 26-10 in Oakland on Oct. 16). On a frosty Missouri night, the visiting Raiders have only 244 total yards and a touchdown. Oakland's Derek Carr finishes 17 of 41 passing for 117 yards with no TDs and a dismal 49.1 passer rating. Kansas City's Alex Smith is 17 of 26 passing for 264 yards and a TD with an interception and a 95.7 rating.
The Raiders, who have their six-game winning streak snapped, lose their fifth consecutive game to the Chiefs. Alex Smith improves to 9-1 in starts against the Raiders and Andy Reid is 7-1 against Oakland since becoming Kansas City head coach.
Oakland defensive end Khalil Mack has a sack in his eighth consecutive game. He also forces a fumble, giving him a forced fumble in five of the Raiders' last six games.
The Raiders' Latavius Murray has a game-high 103 rushing yards and a TD on 22 carries. Sebastien Janikowski has field goals of 44 and 33 yards. But a high snap, fumbled by holder Marquette King at the Kansas City 25, prevents Janikowski from trying a third attempt.
Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has 101 receiving yards on five catches, his fourth straight game of 100 or more receiving yards, matching the franchise record by Tony Gonzalez.
The Raiders defense has a strong second half, allowing no points and having an interception, sack, forced fumble and fumble recovery.

"It was definitely a bad night. There's no getting around that. I hate to have the bad night come on this one, right? Out of all the games that we've had. Obviously, we didn't do enough."

Raiders QB Derek Carr

"This was as big as it gets for a regular-season game. We don't get caught up in all the must-win stuff, that's not how we operate, but we knew the stakes for sure."

Chiefs QB Alex Smith

"I liked our effort, just didn't like the execution. In all three phases we came up a little short."

Raiders coah Jack Del Rio

0-4: Jack Del Rio's win-loss record against the Chiefs as Raiders coach.
1-5: Derek Carr's win-loss record against the Chiefs.
8: Consecutive games in which the Raiders' Khalil Mack has at least one sack. He has 11 sacks in 10 games this season
12: Rushing TDs this season by Oakland's Latavius Murray, who scores on a 1-yard run late in the first half.
65: Kansas City rushing yards on 27 carries against Oakland. The Raiders enter the game ranked 29th against the run, allowing 124.8 rushing yards per game.

Khalil Mack's streak of having a sack in eight straight games matches Lance Johnstone (1998) for the longest streak in Raiders franchise history since sacks became official in 1982.
The Chiefs have won nine straight games against AFC West opponents. They have not lost a division game since visiting Denver beat the Chiefs 31-24 on Sept. 17, 2015.
The Chiefs lead the all-time series with the Raiders 61-52-2, including 2-1 postseason.

Updated: 12-9-2016