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Game Recap: Chiefs Intercept Carr 3 Times, Defeat Raiders, 34-20

It’s Kansas City’s sixth win in a row


Josh Mauga, Marcus Peters and Tyvon Branch all made fourth quarter interceptions as the Kansas City Chiefs came from behind to defeat the Oakland Raiders, 34-20 at Coliseum in Oakland, California on Sunday. 

It was the sixth-straight victory for the Chiefs, who also had two touchdowns by Jeremy Maclin. It was also the first time since 1995 that Kansas City swept through its AFC West road ledger with wins.

The Raiders started the game with the ball and from their own 20-yard line, Carr put together a nine-play drive that heavily featured running back Latavius Murray, who compiled 50 yards. Murray scored the first touchdown of the game with a 1-yard rush and the Raiders led, 7-0.

Kansas City answered the Oakland scoring drive on the ensuing possession with one of its own. After driving down the field in eight plays, quarterback Alex Smith took it himself, scoring a touchdown on a 3-yard rush to tie the game.

There would be no more scoring until 19 seconds remaining in the second quarter.  On second down from the Kansas City 25-yard line, Carr fired a pass to wide receiver Michael Crabtree, who caught the ball between two Chiefs defenders and gave Oakland a 14-7 lead at half.

The Chiefs started the second half with the ball and quickly worked their way down to the Oakland 10-yard line, where Smith handed the ball off to RB Spencer Ware for the 10-yard touchdown. It was Ware's 5th touchdown rushing of the season.

Oakland retook the lead late in the third quarter when Carr found tight end Lee Smith for a 5-yard touchdown reception, but a missed extra point by Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski kept the game within 6 points, a score of 20-14.

The Raiders began the fourth quarter with the ball, but after driving up to the Kansas City 33-yard line, Carr threw an interception into the hands of Mauga, who returned the ball all the way to the Oakland 2-yard line.

Maclin finished what Mauga started with a 1-yard touchdown, which was ruled a rushing score. The extra point attempt was mishandled and resulted in a missed attempt. At that point, it was a 20-20 tie.

On the next drive, Peters intercepted Carr, and the Chiefs took advantage of the short field again with a passing strike touchdown to Maclin, this time for 13 yards. Santos missed on the extra point attempt for a 26-20 Kansas City advantage.

Late in the fourth quarter, Carr threw another interception into the hands of safety Branch, who returned the ball 38 yards for a touchdown.

The Chiefs converted a two-point conversion and ultimately defeated the Raiders, 34-20. 

Smith finished the game 16 of 22 for 162 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. Maclin had 9 receptions for 95 yards receiving to go with his 2 touchdowns.

The Chiefs, whose record stands at 7-5, return to Arrowhead Stadium next Sunday to take on the San Diego Chargers at 12 p.m.

Photos from the Chiefs Week 13 matchup against the Raiders

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