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Upon Further Review: Nine Quick Facts Following the Chiefs’ Loss on Thursday

Posted Oct 20, 2017

Here are some quick facts following the Chiefs’ loss on Thursday night

The Kansas City Chiefs lost a heartbreaker on Thursday night, falling to the Oakland Raiders on the final play of the game.

Here are some quick facts following the loss.

1. Alex Smith put together another impressive performance

Smith completed 25 of 36 passes for 342 yards and three touchdowns on Thursday, posting a 127.3 passer rating. It was Smith’s league-leading third game this season with 300-plus yards and three or more touchdowns. He had just one such game in his first 12 seasons as a professional.

Smith now has 15 touchdown passes on the season, matching his total from all of last season.

He’s also yet to throw an interception through seven games this year. Per Elias, Smith is the first quarterback to toss 15 or more touchdowns without a pick since Peyton Manning (20) and Nick Foles (19) did so in 2013.

2. Raiders' quarterback Derek Carr was clutch

The Raiders’ signal caller threw for 419 yards in the contest, the second-most of his career, and led a game-winning drive on Oakland’s final possession.

3. Kareem Hunt ran into the record books (again)

The rookie tailback tallied 117 yards of offense on Thursday, adding to his own NFL record. Hunt rushed for 87 yards on 18 carries and caught four passes for 30 yards.

Hunt has amassed a league-leading 1,002 yards from scrimmage through his first seven career games, joining Eric Dickerson (1983) as the only two players to ever do so.

4. Tyreek Hill has this 50-yard touchdown thing down

Hill caught six passes for 125 yards in the contest, including a 64-yard touchdown grab midway through the second quarter. It was Hill’s second 100-yard game receiving in his career.

The second-year receiver has developed a knack for the big play unlike any other player in football.

5. Raiders' wide receiver Amari Cooper also had himself a game

Cooper had a career-high 210 receiving yards on Thursday, hauling in two touchdowns.

6. Hill's touchdown capped off a 99-yard drive...that took three plays

Coincidentally enough, only the Raiders had put together a 99-yard scoring drive this season before the Chiefs did so in just three plays. The drive took one minute and 32 seconds.

It was the Chiefs’ first 99-yard touchdown drive since 2006, and just the sixth such drive to occur in three or fewer plays since 1999.

7. These 50-yard touchdowns are becoming a regular occurrence

A 50-yard touchdown is typically a pretty big deal, but don’t tell the Chiefs.

8. The Chiefs hadn't lost to an AFC West rival in quite a while

Thursday’s loss was Kansas City’s first to a divisional opponent in over two years. It snapped a 12-game winning streak vs. the AFC West, which is tied for the longest in franchise history.

Oddly enough, the Chiefs’ last divisional loss was also on a Thursday night.

9. Defensive tackle Bennie Logan quietly had his best game of the season

Logan had six tackles (4.0 solo) on Thursday, and was a force in stopping the run.


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