Tyrann Mathieu: Derek Carr, Raiders' offense were predictable

Ross Houston
December 2, 2019

The Raiders actually moved the ball pretty decent against the Chiefs with a strong running game out-gaining the Kansas City Chiefs 332-259 on the day but had 3 turnovers and allowed a defensive touchdown.

Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs' offense were not in explosive form, but Mahomes threw one touchdown and ran for one more in a 175-yard passing day. Carr was intercepted as he sailed the ball to the left sideline and it was taken away by Tyrann Mathieu. However, Williams was stopped on a fourth and one at Oakland's 15 despite two attempts. Thornhill also stuffed a Raiders fourth-and-short play in the second quarter by tackling wide receiver Trevor Davis. Carr is now 2-10 in his career against Kansas City.

The Raiders (6-6) finally were able to score a touchdown, their first since 1:44 left in the second quarter in Week 11 against the Cincinnati Bengals, with 39 seconds left in the game. Oakland got the ball back and Carr's second interception proved to be more costly than the first, as it was returned by Juan Thornhill for a touchdown to put the Chiefs up 21-0.

In the second half, the Chiefs continued to control the game and Harrison Butker added a 50-yard field goal to extend the lead to 24-0. Just one of the Chiefs' remaining four regular-season opponents has a winning record as of today.

From there, LeSean McCoy strolled in for an easy score. This week, the Raiders take on the Chiefs with a chance to draw even with the Chiefs.

The Chiefs showed up, but the Raiders didn't.

Jacobs, who was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, became the first ever rookie for the Raiders to rush for over 1000 yards.

The win provided the Chiefs momentum heading into Week 14's matchup against their AFC nemesis, the New England Patriots, next Sunday afternoon at Foxboro Stadium.

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