Kansas City takes over con­trol of AFC West

The Denver Post - - SPORTS - By Dave Skretta

kansas city, mo.» Tyreek Hill had a touch­down re­cep­tion and a touch­down on a punt re­turn, Kansas City’s de­fense made life mis­er­able for Oak­land quar­ter­back Derek Carr, and the Chiefs beat the Raiders 21-13 on a frigid Thurs­day night to take con­trol of the AFC West.

Char­can­drick West also had a touch­down run for the Chiefs (10-3). They moved into a first-place tie with Oak­land (10-3) but hold the tiebreaker with two wins over their long­time divi­sion ri­val.

Carr was 17-of-41 for 117 yards pass­ing, though the ugly stat line wasn’t en­tirely his fault.

Seth Roberts dropped just about ev­ery­thing thrown at him, Amari Cooper couldn’t ad­just to a long throw for a wouldbe touch­down early in the fourth quar­ter, and sev­eral more passes were dropped to the rock-hard turf of Ar­row­head Sta­dium on a night when the wind chill ap­proached sin­gle dig­its.

Alex Smith threw for 261 yards with a touch­down and an in­ter­cep­tion to help the Chiefs, returning home af­ter back-to-back road wins, beat Oak­land for the sev­enth time in their last eight meet­ings.

Hill scorched the Raiders for a 36-yard TD re­cep­tion be­fore bring­ing a punt back 78 yards for another score. It made him the first rookie since Gale Say­ers in 1965 with touch­downs on the ground, through the air and on punt and kick­off re­turns in the same sea­son.

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