Game Recap: Chiefs Defeat Raiders, 26-10, Improve to 3-2 on the Season

Spencer Ware rushed for more than 100 yards for the second time in his career

The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Oakland Raiders, 26-10, at the O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California, to improve to 3-2 on the season. Running back Spencer Ware finished with 24 carries for 131 yards rushing and a touchdown. Alex Smith was 19 of 22 for 224 yards.

Linebacker Dee Ford had a key strip-sack with the Raiders trailing 26-10 in the fourth quarter that clinched the game for the Chiefs.

The Chiefs kicked off to rookie Jalen Richard in the game's opening kickoff, and he returned the ball all the way to the Kansas City 46-yard line. Just seven plays and three first downs later, quarterback Derek Carr connected with wide receiver Andre Holmes in the back of the end zone for an early 7-0 lead.

After a second-down sack by Khalil Mack, the Chiefs couldn't convert on third-and-11, and Dustin Colquitt came on to punt.

The Raiders started at their own 24-yard line and quickly converted a first down. But on the next play, Carr threw a pass deep down the right sideline, and cornerback Marcus Peters intercepted it for his NFL-leading fifth pick of the season.

Off the turnover, the Chiefs began at their own 43-yard line. Using a good mix of run and pass, the Chiefs marched down the field into Raiders territory. Tight end Travis Kelce had a 21-yard catch to start the drive, and later on, WR De'Anthony Thomas made a key third-and-8 catch for a first down to bring the Chiefs to the Oakland 15-yard line. A couple plays later, running back Spencer Ware ran it in 2 yards for the game-tying touchdown.

Thanks to a Raiders holding penalty and a missed 52-yard field goal by Sebastian Janikowski, the Chiefs started their next drive with great field position at their own 42-yard line. On a six-play drive, the Chiefs called RB Jamaal Charles' number four times, including a 4-yard touchdown. It was Charles' first touchdown run since September 28, 2015. After the touchdown, kicker Cairo Santos missed his first extra point of the season, and the Chiefs led 13-7 with just over seven minutes remaining in the half.

After Santos missed a 38-yard field goal on the final Kansas City possession of the half, Janikowski hit a 46-yarder as the second quarter expired to make it 13-10 heading into the locker room.

The Chiefs began with the ball to start the third quarter, and a 45-yard run by Ware brought the Chiefs to the Oakland 3-yard line. A 2-yard run by Charles drew the Chiefs to the Oakland goal line, and on third down, head coach Andy Reid called a wide-receiver screen to Dontari Poe, who took it in for the second offensive touchdown of his career and a 20-10 Chiefs lead.

A 22-yard field goal by Santos midway through the third quarter and an early fourth-quarter 44-yarder extended Kansas City's lead to 26-10.

On the ensuing Raiders possession after the second field goal, Carr and the offense started at their own 25-yard line and in six plays, got all the way down to the Kanas City 20-yard line. On second-and-10, Carr tried to run to his left, but Ford came in behind him for the strip-sack, and Tamba Hali recovered the ball for the turnover. Ford would add another sack later on in the fourth quarter.

The Raiders turned it over on downs on their next possession and the Chiefs ran out the clock.

Nine different Chiefs receivers had at least one reception in the game.

Derrick Johnson led the way for the Chiefs on defense with nine tackles (7 solo). Johnson also had two tackles for a loss. Ford finished with five total tackles (4 solo) and two sacks. Chris Jones also had a tackle for a loss.

The Chiefs return to Arrowhead Stadium next Sunday to take on the New Orleans Saints, who narrowly defeated the Carolina Panthers, 41-38, on Sunday.

Photos from the Chiefs week six matchup against the Oakland Raiders.

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