The Kansas City Chiefs defense turned three interceptions into 17 second half points to run away from the Oakland Raiders 24-7 Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium, keeping the team undefeated at 6-0 this season.
They needed all the defense they could get against their arch-rivals, as the offense was not effective for much of the contest. The Raiders scored first in the second quarter on a 39 yard touchdown pass from Terrelle Pryor to Denarious Moore, who caught a slant pattern in front of Marcus Cooper and sliced through the secondary to get to the end zone. The Chiefs were able to come back on a two minute drill before the half with Jamaal Charles’ seven yard run tying the score at seven. The Chiefs then took the lead for good on Charles’ second touchdown, a two yarder, in the third quarter, set up by the first interception by Quentin Demps and returned to the Oakland 23. The defense stepped things up in the fourth quarter as Cooper picked off Pryor to set up a 33 yard field goal by Ryan Succop for a 17-7 advantage with just over two minutes remaining, then Hussein Abdullah iced things with a 41 yard interception return on the next series for the final points. The Chiefs defense sacked Pryor nine times, helping offset his 250 yards plus of total offense on the day, and increased their NFL leading turnover differential on the season to +12. Kansas City hosts San Diego next Sunday. Oakland fell to 2-4.