The Oakland Raiders tumbled to their seventh loss in eight games as the team fell 56-31 to the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Raiders now sit at 4-10 on the year as the Chiefs completed the season sweep of Oakland. The Chiefs got off to a fast start as they opened up a 14-3 lead over the Raiders midway through the first quarter. With five minutes to go in the first quarter, the game began to spiral out of control for Oakland.
Matt McGloin threw a pick-six to Eric Berry, which lead to a 21-3 advantage for the Chiefs. Kansas City took a 35-17 lead into half time thanks in large part to Jamal Charles, who totaled four first half touchdowns.
The Raiders came out strong in the second half as McGloin connected on touchdown passes to Andre Holmes and Mychal Rivera. That rally cut the score to 35-31, but the Chiefs wouldn’t be held down for long. Charles hauled in a 71-yard touchdown pass from Alex Smith, which gave the running back five scores on the day.
Smith finished his afternoon 17-for-20 with 287 yards and five touchdown passes. McGloin meanwhile went 18-for-36 for 297 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions. Terrelle Pryor was 1-for-4 for 12 yards and an interception as the Raiders had seven turnovers on the day.
The 56 points scored by the Chiefs was the highest total ever allowed by the Raiders, according to Josh Dubow of the AP. Oakland’s defense has now allowed 31 points or more in three straight games.
Up next, the Raiders travel to Qualcomm Stadium to take on the the San Diego Chargers on December 22. The Raiders beat the Chargers 27-17 back in Week 5 at the O.co Coliseum, but San Diego has won three of four as they pursue the second wildcard spot.