Halftime Recap: Chiefs Lead Raiders in Rainy Oakland, 13-10

Jamaal Charles ran for his first touchdown since 2015

The Kansas City Chiefs lead the Oakland Raiders, 13-10, through two quarters of play at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California. Alex Smith has been near perfect, finishing the half 8 of 9 for 113 yards.

The Chiefs kicked the ball 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, Derek 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 run. 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.

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 at the half.

Derrick Johnson leads the Chiefs in tackles with seven (five solo). Johnson, Dee Ford and Chris Jones each have a tackle for a loss. Cornerback Phillip Gaines is questionable to return with a knee injury.

The Chiefs will receive the ball to begin the second half.

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

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