Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders: Oakland Grades, Notes and Quotes

The Oakland Raiders' 34-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs boils down to a fourth-quarter meltdown that allowed the opposition to score 20 unanswered points en route to victory. 

The Raiders concluded a solid first half on a strong note, scoring a touchdown before intermission. Oakland held the momentum. The defense stifled the Chiefs' two-man backfield and forced turnovers to create extra opportunities for the offense.

Kicker Sebastian Janikowski’s failed point-after attempt in the third quarter occurred as the first mishap of many to come for the Raiders in the second half. 

Quarterback Derek Carr threw three interceptions in the fourth quarter. Kansas City capitalized on each turnover, scoring 20 points off the miscues—including a final pick-six for Chiefs safety Tyvon Branch. 

Ironically, Branch may have snatched his former team’s playoff dreams away with one play.

Oakland attempted to push the ball downfield for one final opportunity, but late sacks ended an embarrassing quarter for the offense.

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