Kansas City takes over control of AFC West
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.