Oakland Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs: Full Report Card Grades for Oakland

The Oakland Raiders haven't had a winning streak since October of 2012, when they won two games in a row. They had a chance to match that meager accomplishment on Sunday, but they were never able to get going. In a matter of minutes in the third quarter, they went from four points down to 18 down, and they could never muster a comeback. The result was a 31-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

It was a strange game in the sense that even with the Chiefs stretching the lead, it never felt as if they were dominating. It never looked as if they were clearly the better team. It seemed more as if the Raiders could do nothing to win. Almost nothing that went well last week showed up this week. Kansas City just had to get out of the way.

Penalties were a big issue, as the Raiders finished with 10 for 75 yards. Justin Tuck, who himself committed a big penalty, felt that this played a big role in the final outcome. In regard to the penalties, he said after the game that "we [the Raiders] aided in our demise today," per the San Francisco Chronicle's Vic Tafur.

The loss was especially disappointing because, despite its record, this isn't an impressive Chiefs team. The Chiefs avoid big mistakes, but that's about it. Aside from that, it's a team that hopes for wins rather than trying to create them.

The Raiders could've come out as the aggressors, but they ultimately weren't able to develop any rhythm. They gave up too many big plays, couldn't come up with any of their own and the game eventually got away from them. Oakland did more harm to itself than Kansas City, and the grades reflect that.

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