Travis Kelce hauls in 7 catches for 74 yards in Chiefs' win

Travis Kelce hauls in 7 catches for 74 yards in Chiefs' win

Travis Kelce hauls in 7 catches for 74 yards in Chiefs' win

They seemed to think the game started two and a half hours later.

Though it came to a freakish end that saw Oakland put up 15 points in the fourth quarter, this game will go down as a win by a lot that could've been a major blowout. The Raiders needed this game to retain hope of winning the AFC West.

Here is a look at three takeaways from the Raiders' 26-15 loss to the Chiefs Week 14. It's no secret that Smith is at his best when he isn't forced to throw too much, or at least when he can be deceptive and keep a defense on its toes. Aside from Karl Joseph's interception, the defense did too. The Raiders now are likely on the outside looking in for any shot at the playoffs.

Mitchell had Kansas City's first interception against a quarterback since a Week 8 victory over the Denver Broncos. After beginning the year at 5-0, the Chiefs have gone on to lose six of their last seven games to fall back to.500. Oakland looked to be doing whatever it could to sink.

Amari Cooper's return to action was short-lived. The Chiefs used three players at the position in last week's loss to the Jets: Justin Houston, Frank Zombo and Tanoh Kpassagnon.

That streak finally ended Sunday with 116 yards rushing, 22 yards receiving, and a 1-yard touchdown run.

Now Carr would end the day with 211 yards and a touchdown (plus two picks), but a lot was in garbage time. Then he hit Michael Crabtree on a slant for the two-point conversion, closing the Raiders' deficit to 11 with 7:09 left.

What was especially important about the showing against the Raiders was the fact that Kareem Hunt got back on track. In fitting fashion, the ball bounced off Johnny Holton's palms on the goal line. "We sucked", Carr said after the game.

Charcandrick West TD: If you thought the Raiders still had a chance down 19-0 late in the third, West squashed that notion.

Before the obligatory Butker appreciation section of this article, it should be acknowledged that Raiders punter Marquette King had more yards punting than the Raiders' entire offense with seven punts for 286 yards. Carr was also sacked three times.

When that happens, Kansas City can turn into the turnover machine everyone remembers from years past, and return to legitimate contention and a possible playoff run.

Harrison Butker: Though the Chiefs struggled to find the end zone, Butker had no trouble finding the uprights.

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