RB Michael Bush (29) carried the ball 17 times for 99 yards including this 35-yard gain. AP Photo.
The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Oakland Raiders 28-0 at O.co Coliseum in Oakland in 2011 NFL Regular Season Week 7 action. The Raiders were unable to overcome six interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns. Kyle Boller got the start at quarterback and was relieved at in the second half by recent acquisition Carson Palmer.
The Raiders won the opening coin toss and elected to defer their choice until the start of the second half. The Chiefs elected to receive to start the game. CB Javier Arenas returned K Dave Rayner's opening kickoff 29 yards to the Kansas City 23. The Raiders held the Chiefs to a three-and-out and got the ball at their own 48 after P Dustin Colquitt's punt and WR Denarius Moore's return.
A few plays later S Kendrick Lewis intercepted a Boller pass and returned the pick 59 yards for a touchdown. The play was reviewed by the officials as are all scoring plays in the NFL. The ruling was upheld, K Ryan Succop converted the extra point and the Chiefs led 7-0 with 12:35 left in the 1st quarter.
RB Taiwan Jones fielded the ensuing kickoff in the end zone and took a knee for a touchback and the Raiders offense took the field at the 20. The Chiefs held the Raiders to a three and out and Arenas called for and made a fair catch of a P Shane Lechler's 53-yard punt at the Kansas City 20.
After allowing one first down, the Raiders forced a Colquitt punt which was downed at the Raiders 2-yard line. After allowing a first down, the Chiefs got the ball back when CB Brandon Flowers intercepted a Boller pass at the Kansas City 39.
The Chiefs took advantage when FB Le'Ron McClain capped the 61-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown run. Succop's extra point was good and the Chiefs led 14-0 with 1:53 left in the first quarter.
Ford fielded the ensuing kickoff in the end zone and took a knee for a touchback and the Raiders offense took the field at the 20. The Raiders drove to the Chiefs 1 before facing 4th and goal at the 1. The Chiefs stuffed RB Michael Bush and took over on downs at their own 1 with 11:32 left in the 2nd quarter.
The Raiders held the Chiefs to a three and out and Colquitt came on to punt on 4th and 7 at the Kansas City 4. Colquitt's punt went out of bounds at the Oakland 49. The Raiders next drive was derailed by penalties and Lechler came on to punt. The 51-yard punt bounced at the goal line and went into the end zone for a touchback.
The Chiefs moved out near midfield before the Raiders forced a punt. Colquitt's kick was downed at the Raiders 2. A penalty kept the drive alive, but Kansas City got the ball back when CB Brandon Carr intercepted a Boller pass and was tackled at the Kansas City 12. New Raiders safety Chinedum Ndukwe intercepted Cassel's Hali Mary pass to end the first half and the Chiefs took a 14-0 lead into the locker room at halftime.
Succop's opening kickoff went through the end zone for a touchback. After holding the Raiders to a three and out, the Chiefs padded their lead when Arenas took a direct snap out of the Wildcat formation and ran into the end zone from 8 yards out. The extra point was good, and the Chiefs took a 21-0 lead with 10:25 left in the 3rd quarter.
The kickoff went through the end zone for a touchback and Carson Palmer entered the game at quarterback. He completed his first pass, an 18-yard gain to WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, and was roughed on the play for a 15-yard penalty that moved the Raiders into Chiefs territory. The drive fizzled and Lechler punted the ball back to the Chiefs. Kansas City took over at their own 10 after the punt rolled out of bounds.
The Raiders held the Chiefs to a three-and-out and Colquitt came on to punt. Moore returned the 43-yard kick 10 yards to the Chiefs 48. The Raiders went three and out and Lechler came on to punt. The punt was downed at the Kansas City 3. The Chiefs were driving when CB DeMarcus Van Dyke grabbed his first career interception to give the Raiders the ball at their own 23.
The Raiders were in the move until Palmer threw an interception that was returned 55 yards by Brandon Flowers for a touchdown. The extra point was good and the Chiefs led 28-0 with 14:20 left in the game.
The Raiders took over after a short kickoff return, the Chiefs were penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct after the touchdown, and a fumble recovery at their own 40. The Raiders drove into Chiefs territory, but safety John McGraw intercepted a tipped Palmer pass at the Chiefs 14.
The Chiefs were unable to take advantage and punted the ball back to the Raiders. Moore returned the 64-yard punt and a facemask penalty on the Chiefs moved the ball to the Raiders 33. A couple of plays later Travis Daniels intercepted a Palmer pass intended for WR Louis Murphy. A taunting penalty backed the Chiefs up to their 9.
The Chiefs went three and out and Colquitt came on to punt. A penalty wiped out Moore's punt return and the Raiders offense took over at their own 33 with 5:39 left to play. After a three and out, Lechler came on to punt. The Chiefs drove to the Raiders 10 and Cassel took a knee on successive plays to run out the clock.
The Raiders fall to 4-3 on the season and after their bye week will host the Denver Broncos Sunday, November 6 at O.co Coliseum in Oakland in 2011 NFL Regular Season Week 9 action.