Upon Further Review: 14 Quick Facts Following Chiefs' 21-13 Win Over Raiders

The Chiefs beat the Raiders, 21-13, Thursday night at Arrowhead Stadium

The Kansas City Chiefs (10-3) continue to prove that they're one of the best teams in the National Football League after their 21-13 victory over the Oakland Raiders (10-3) at Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday night.

It was their ninth straight win over a divisional opponent, spanning back to Week 2 of last season against the Denver Broncos.

The Chiefs are now 4-0 in AFC West divisional games this season, which is all the more impressive considering it's considered by many as the best division in football.

Here are 14 quick facts about Thursday's game: 1.       Back-to-back seasons with at least 10 wins

After the win and for the first time in more than two decades, the Chiefs have put together back-to-back 10-plus win seasons, which hadn't happened since 1992-93.

In his 18 years as an NFL head coach, Andy Reid has only had three losing seasons. He's now 41-20 with the Chiefs in the regular season, including winning 21 of his last 25 games overall. 2.       The Chiefs control their own destiny

Now that they've swept the Raiders and sit atop the division, the Chiefs control their own destiny when it comes to the playoff picture.

The chance for home-field advantage is now much more possible if the Chiefs can take care of business moving forward over the next three weeks.

3.       The Chiefs shut down one of the leading MVP candidates

4.       Travis Kelce with another 100-yard performance

Kelce finds himself in good company, as he's now tied with future Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez for the most consecutive 100-yards receiving games in franchise history with four.

Over the past four games, Kelce has 28 receptions for 450 yards, including five receptions of 25 yards or more. He had five catches for 101 yards on Thursday.

So far this season, Kelce has 70 receptions for 916 yards with three touchdowns. His previous career-high in terms of yards receiving was last year (875).

5.       When Alex Smith throws to Tyreek Hill, good things happen

6.       Hill did something that hasn't been done in a while

7.       Smith's success throwing down the field

Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith was 17 of 26 for 264 yards with a touchdown and an interception on Thursday against the Raiders. He was 7 of 8 on passes that travelled at least 10 yards in the air down the field with a touchdown and an interception. On passes that were 20 yards or more down the field, Smith was 3 of 3.

Smith is now 9-1 in his career against the Raiders. 8.       It's not just Marcus Peters as fellow CBs Terrance Mitchell and Steve Nelson stepped up

Here's more from Pro Football Focus on Mitchell, who led all Chiefs players with a 91.7 grade.

"Terrance Mitchell, a third-year cornerback out of Oregon with 133 snaps to his name before last week, was forced into action against Atlanta and held up admirably, allowing 19 yards in 35 snaps. This week he played 72 of a possible 76 snaps and did more than just play admirably — the former seventh-round pick dominated. He was targeted seven times on the day, yielding only three catches for 14 yards. Mitchell capped it off with the game-ending pass breakup in one of the most impressive cornerback performances all season." 9.       The Chiefs defense stepped up after the three turnovers

10.   The goals are within reach

According to FiveThirtyEight, the Chiefs have an 81 percent chance of getting a first-round bye in the playoffs.

FiveThirtyEight also has the chances of the Chiefs winning a Super Bowl at 17 percent, which is third best behind the New England Patriots (22 percent) and Dallas Cowboys (18 percent). 11.   The Chiefs have taken care of business against good teams this year

The Chiefs' four wins this season against teams that currently have a winning record are tied with the Dallas Cowboys for the most in the NFL (Atlanta, Denver and Oakland twice).

The Chiefs are 4-2 against teams with a winning record, 1-1 against teams that are currently .500 and 5-0 against teams with a losing record.

12.   Teams have had success the week after playing the Chiefs

After playing the Chiefs, the numbers show that opposing teams have had some success.

In the following week after playing the Chiefs, the opposing team has an 8-3 record. 13.   Chiefs have been good for a while now

14.   Chiefs are finding new ways to win

The Chiefs' performance against the Raiders was the first time they had committed three or more turnovers and still won since Sept. 29, 2013 against the New York Giants (3). 

The last time the Chiefs won despite losing the turnover battle by three or more was on Dec. 10, 2000 against the Carolina Panthers (-3).

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