A letdown against the Giants last week gave way to a rout against the rival Chiefs Sunday. There were signs early that this one could get away from the Raiders quickly. But a big drive early in the third kept the game within reach. Until it wasn’t.
WR Bryan Edwards
Edwards led the Raiders in receiving, putting up 88 yards on three catches. He also got behind his man on a play forcing a pass interference that led the Raiders’ first touchdown.
Their second touchdown was a 37-yard strike caught by Edwards who was bracketed by defenders. He also had catches of 27 yards and 24 yards, which were the three longest plays of the game for the Raiders.
DE Maxx Crosby
Though he was unable to notch a sack in the game, he still got in the backfield quite a bit, putting up 13 pressures in the game and two QB hits.
Crosby made the stop on a run for no gain on the second play of the game, leading to a three-and-out to begin the game.
Late in the third quarter, he was held on a play with the Chiefs at the 17-yard-line. Then on third down, he chased down Patrick Mahomes to force him to throw it away. They would settle for a field goal which kept it at a two-score game. The game got away from the Raiders after that.
P AJ Cole
The Raiders had one turnover in the game. It was Cole making the tackle on a punt return by putting his head right on the ball to knock it out and give the Raiders the ball at the 50-yard-line. That set up the Raiders’ first touchdown. For a punter to do that is Baller worthy stuff.