Swarming Kansas City defense shuts down Oakland’s offense in a home win

Terrelle Pryor was under pressure all day Sunday as the Kansas City Chiefs overpowered Oakland’s offensive line in a 24-7 KC win, snapping a 6 game home losing streak to the Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium.KC

Oakland quarterback Pryor was sacked early and ofent. The final tally was 10 times (Tamba Hali had 3.5) and he threw all 3 of his interceptions (against a ball hawking KC defense) in the second half as he tried to make plays to get the Raiders back into the game. The Chiefs (6-0)came into the game 4th ranked against the pass (in yards per game allowed) and tied for 4th in regards to interceptions.

Pryor completed 18 of 34 passes for 216 yards, 1 TD and the 3 INT’s. Since he was under constant pressure, he also ran 6 times for 60 yards. Darren McFadden (hamstring injury) ran for 52 yards on 16 carries.

The home crowd was loud all game long and it seemed to affect the 3rd year professional quarterback. “It’s a tough environment, but we’ve got to be mentally strong as a team,” Pryor told ESPN afterwards. “I know sometimes I let it get away from me with the delay of game. Like I said, it’s experience.”

The Raiders (dropped to 2-4) defense did a great job of defending Alex Smith. He completed just 14 of 31 passes (45.1%) for 128 yards, with 29 yards on 4 carries. Oakland defensive coordinator Jason Tarver was the Linebackers coach with the 49ers from 2005-2010 when he and Smith were in San Francisco.

However, the sacks and turnovers were just too much for the Raiders to overcome. They trailed, 14-7, entering the 4th quarter KC added 10 points in the final period to put the nail in the proverbial coffin.

Charles led the Chiefs with 78 yards on 22 carries (with 2 TD’s) and also caught 5 passes for 50 yards.

Game notesRaiders

-Chiefs left tackle Branden Albert left the game with a bruised knee.

-Oakland center Andre Gurode (knee) and right tackle Tony Pashos (groin) both left the game with injuries as well.

-Former Raider quarterback (released last week) Matt Flynn has a workout with the Buffalo Bills this week. Apparently, he was on his way to Buffalo before the game against the Cincinnati Bengals was over.

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