Kansas City Chiefs Collapse: Raiders Expose Chiefs As Bend-Then-Break Team

November 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In Week 9, the Kansas City Chiefs looked to come out of Oakland's "Black Hole" with a win over the Raiders and a stronghold on the division lead, but instead they came away with neither. It was a tale of two halves, and the Chiefs' second half tale didn't have the storybook ending they had hoped for.
Both teams started slowly, not really doing anything on their first three drives. After a total of two punts and one failed fake punt each, the Chiefs took the early lead with an 11-yard TD pass from Matt Cassel to rookie free agent Verran Tucker to take a 7-0 lead early in the second quarter.
The Chiefs would add a field goal just over three minutes later to extend the lead to 10-0. Everything was going according to plan for the Chiefs, despite their running game never really gaining any ground. Matt Cassel was beginning to look like the QB that Chiefs fans were hoping for when the team signed him to his multi-year deal in the 2009 off-season.
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