Leftovers From The East Bay

From Oakland, California

A shutout remains a fairly uncommon occurrence in the National Football League.

With their 28-0 whitewash of the Raiders on Sunday, the Chiefs racked up the second shutout of the 2011 season. The first came on September 18th when Pittsburgh blanked Seattle 24-0.

Last season, there were only five shutouts around the league during the regular season.

Before the Chiefs victory on the road over their division rival, the last time a team beat a division opponent in a shutout on the road was December 27, 2009, when Dallas beat Washington 17-0 at FedEx Field.

The outcome was the 20th shutout victory in franchise history and only the fourth that the Chiefs/Texans pulled off on the road. The last time they won away from home without allowing a point was November 4, 1973 when they beat the Chargers 19-0 in San Diego.

Here’s the full list of Chiefs 20 shutout victories:

Date

Opponent

Score

Site

10-23-11

Oakland

28-0

Oakland

10-1-06

San Francisco

41-0

Arrowhead

12-1-02

Arizona

49-0

Arrowhead

10-31-99

San Diego

34-0

Arrowhead

12-7-97

Oakland

30-0

Arrowhead

9-30-90

Cleveland

34-0

Arrowhead

11-26-89

Houston

34-0

Arrowhead

10-11-81

Oakland

27-0

Arrowhead

9-2-79

Baltimore

14-0

Arrowhead

11-26-78

San Diego

23-0

Arrowhead

11-4-73

San Diego

19-0

San Diego

12-6-70

Denver

16-0

Municipal

10-12-69

Houston

24-0

Municipal

9-21-69

Boston

31-0

Boston

10-8-67

Miami

41-0

Municipal

9-24-67

Miami

24-0

Miami

12-22-63

N.Y. Jets

48-0

Municipal

12-11-60

Boston

34-0

Cotton Bowl

12-4-60

Houston

24-0

Cotton Bowl

9-25-60

Los Angeles

17-0

Cotton Bowl

CHIEFS LOVE TO WIN IN OAKLAND

Over the last decade, winning on the road has not been an easy thing for the Chiefs. It’s a tough nut for them to crack in every port of call in the NFL save one – Oakland.

Since the Raiders returned to the East Bay in 1995, the Chiefs now have a 12-5 record at the Oakland Coliseum.

The Chiefs now hold a 55-48-2 record against the Raiders. Those 55 victories are the most defeats the pride and poise boys have suffered to another organization.

The Chiefs victory also ended the eight-game winning streak of the Raiders against AFC West opponents.

INTERCEPTION MARKS FOR THE CHIEFS

The six interceptions by the Chiefs is one short of the franchise record. That was seven INTs against San Diego in 1968. That game was played in what was then called San Diego Stadium; today it’s Qualcomm Stadium. In that game MLB Willie Lanier returned an interception 77 yards for a touchdown. OLB Bobby Bell and CB Goldie Sellers each had two interceptions, with FS Johnny Robinson and SS Jim Kearney joining Lanier with one each.

Six previous times they had six interceptions, the last time coming in December of 1984 against Seattle. In that game LB Scott Radecic returned an interception 19 yards for a touchdown. Also adding INTs were LB Jerry Blanton, LB Calvin Daniels, DE Ken Kremer, FS Deron Cherry and CB Kevin Ross.

The two touchdowns on interception returns is the seventh time that’s happened in franchise history. The last time was in Denver in the final game of the 2009 season when Derrick Johnson returned two for scores.

The three first half interceptions has never been done by the Chiefs before.

Plus, those six INTs tied a Raiders team record for the most INTs thrown in a game. They did it in 1972 against the Los Angeles Rams and 1973 against Houston.

IN THE TRAINING ROOM

It appeared after the game the Chiefs may face only one problem injury from the game – FS Kendrick Lewis has an ankle injury that was pretty swollen in the locker room after the game.

Lewis left in the first quarter, but later returned. He ended up playing most of the game, but did get some time off when Donald Washington came in to take his place.

CB Brandon Flowers left the game with what appeared to be a neck injury, but he was out of the action for only two plays before he returned to the field. He finished the game.

ILB Jovan Belcher, who had a very good game, was playing with his left hamstring/quad taped on the outside of his football pants. It didn’t seem to hinder him as he finished with three tackles and a quarterback hit.

The Raiders lost RB Darren McFadden in the first quarter with an apparent foot injury. They also lost TE Kevin Boss to a concussion after a big hit by Belcher. Oakland also lost their MLB Rolando McClain to a lower leg injury; he didn’t finish the game.

JUGGLING THE DEFENSE

Defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel did some juggling with his sub-defense in passing situations and not all of it was due to injuries.

The front had five bodies that remained the same: DE Allen Bailey, DE Wallace Gilberry, OLBs Tamba Hali and Justin Houston and ILB Derrick Johnson. Starting CBs Brandon Flowers and Brandon Carr were always on the field. Starting SS Jon McGraw played two different spots, both as a safety and a linebacker.

Where the changes came is with Javier Arenas and Travis Daniels swapping out spots as the nickel back. Daniels also stepped into the LB role played by McGraw. S Donald Washington earned some snaps at both free safety and strong safety.

PRYOR GETS TO PLAY – BRIEFLY

For the first time since he left Ohio State, QB Terrelle Pryor was dressed and able to play a football game. The Raiders sent him on the field for one play and then he never returned to the field.

Pryor’s chance came on the first possession of the game for the Raiders, as they faced a 3rd-and-1 at the Chiefs 43-yard line. Pryor went into the game and lined up in the left slot, with QB Kyle Boller in the shotgun.

As Boller called the signals, Pryor went in motion behind the offensive line and then stopped at center and jumped in to take the snap. He did not advance the ball far enough to get a first down, but the play was blown dead anyway because of a penalty – Pryor did not set himself for one second before taking the snap.

MISC.

The Chiefs had a good day on third downs, converting 7 of 15 plays, for 47 percent. On average with the 7 conversions, it was 3rd-and-7 … C Casey Wiegmann played in his 165th consecutive game.


7 Responses to “Leftovers From The East Bay”

  • October 24, 2011  - Tenand6 says:

    Peter King has Todd Haley as a coach of the week and DJ as defensive player of the week, so we’ve got that going for us.

    Which is nice.


  • October 24, 2011  - James B says:

    I thought the Faiders shut us out last game of ’10 season at Arrowhead


  • October 24, 2011  - jim says:

    My bet is that McFadden’s foot will be well enough for him to practie this week. When you’re gettin an $ss woopin a lot of things begin to hurt. Probably over reacting on that one, but it felt good sayin.


  • October 24, 2011  - ED J says:

    Bob I think you need to do an article on the o-line. They did a helluva job against one of the best front seven in the league. All week I read about how our o-line got dominated by Oakland and we would lose because they were outmatched. They did a good job keeping Cassel clean and creating holes in the run game


  • October 24, 2011  - txchief says:

    I hope that taste of rayduhr blood whetted the teams’ appetite for winning. The playbook was opened a little wider on Sunday, but there is PLENTY of work that the offense needs to do.


  • October 24, 2011  - Johnfromwichita says:

    OK, I got excited about the game. I went whoo-hoo several, OK a lot of times. But don’t think for a second that the Chiefs beat the Raiders; the Raiders beat the Raiders. What the chiefs did was to take advantged of what was handed to them. I’m waiting until next Monday night to improve my mood. Monday at 4:00 pm we will be at Arrowhead parking lot ($27 are you kidding me?) at N44 waiting for a season changing game. Go Chiefs. Please.


  • October 25, 2011  - leonard says:

    John, you are a moron. The Chiefs kicked the Raiders ass.Hands down.




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