NFL Week 12 Capsule – Kansas City at Oakland

WEEK 12 – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2014

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (7-3) AT OAKLAND RAIDERS (0-10)

SERIES

CHIEFS RAIDERS
THURS. RECORD 10-8 7-9
SERIES LEADER 55-50-2
STREAKS Past 2
COACHES VS. OPP. Reid: 3-2 Sparano: 2-0
LAST WEEK W 24-20 vs. Seahawks L 13-6 at Chargers
LAST GAME 12/15/13: Chiefs 56 at Raiders 31. Kansas City QB Alex Smith passes for 287 yards & 5 TDs. Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles catches 8 passes for 195 yards & scores 5 TDs (4 rec., 1 rushing).
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/15/13
BROADCAST NFL Network (8:25 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (Field reporter). Westwood One: Bob Wischusen, Dan Fouts, Anthony Becht (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 93 (KC), 92 (Oak.). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (KC), 226 (Oak.).

STATS

PASSING
  1. Smith: 193-291-1977-11-4-92.5
Carr (R): 222-371-2075-13-9-76.8
RUSHING Charles: 133-692-5.2-8 McFadden: 113-393-3.5-2
RECEIVING Bowe: 41-509-12.4-0
  1. Jones: 49-498-10.2-3
OFFENSE 328.0 276.4
TAKE/GIVE -2 -12
DEFENSE 326.0 365.2
SACKS Houston: 12 3 tied: 2
INTs 4 tied: 1 Woodson: 2
PUNTING Colquitt: 44.5 King: 45.1
KICKING Santos (R): 67 (28/28 PAT; 13/15 FG) Janikowski: 50 (17/17 PAT; 11/13 FG)

NOTES

CHIEFS: Have won 7 of past 8…QB ALEX SMITH is 4-0 vs. Oak. with 10 TDs vs. 1 INT for 112.0 rating. In past 8 overall, has completed 148 of 214 (69.2 pct.) for 1,520 yards & 10 TDs vs. 1 INT with 102.9 rating, incl. 4 games with 100+ rating. Smith’s teams are 21-1-1 (.934) when he starts & has 100+ rating…RB JAMAAL CHARLES led team with 159 rush yards & 2 TDs last week. Has 9 career 150-yard rushing games, tied with PRIEST HOLMES & LARRY JOHNSON for most in club history. Has 10 TDs in past 7 (8 rush, 2 rec.). In last meeting, became 1st player in NFL history with 4 rec. TD & rush TD in single game. Averages 5.5 yards/att. for career, highest of any NFL RB in history (min. 750 att.)…WR DWAYNE BOWE has 6,910 career rec. yards & needs 90 to join TONY GONZALEZ (10,940) & OTIS TAYLOR (7,306) as only Chiefs to reach 7,000 career…LB JUSTIN HOUSTON has 10 sacks & FF in past 8. DT DONTARI POE aims for 4th in row with sack…RAIDERS: QB DEREK CARR (Round 2, No. 36 overall) leads NFL rookies in pass yards (2,075) & TDs (13), both club rookie records…In past 3 vs. KC, RB DARREN MC FADDEN is averaging 123 scrimmage yards per game (276 rush, 93 receiving). RB LATAVIUS MURRAY led team with career-high 59 scrimmage yards last week, incl. 43 rush yards on 4 att. (10.8 avg.) & 16 rec. yards. In 5 career meetings (with Jaguars), RB MAURICE JONES-DREW has 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 receiving). Has 68 career rush TDs, 2nd-most among active players…WR JAMES JONES leads team with 498 receiving yards & needs 2 for 5th consecutive 500-yard season. WR BRICE BUTLER has TD in 2 of past 3. TE MYCHAL RIVERA had TD catch in last meeting. Has 3 TDs in past 3…S CHARLES WOODSON (58) is tied with HOFer EMMITT THOMAS (58) for No. 11 on all-time INT list & needs 1 to surpass him. Leads team with 74 tackles.

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NFL Lines for Week 12 – Chiefs Favored Over Raiders Thursday Night

Kansas City Chiefs v Oakland Raiders

Date & Time Favorite Line Underdog Total
11/20 8:25 ET Kansas City -7 At Oakland 43
11/23 1:00 ET At Atlanta -3 Cleveland 47
11/23 1:00 ET At Philadelphia -11.5 Tennessee 48
11/23 1:00 ET At New England -7 Detroit 48
11/23 1:00 ET Green Bay -9.5 At Minnesota 48.5
11/23 1:00 ET At Indianapolis -13.5 Jacksonville 50
11/23 1:00 ET At Houston -2 Cincinnati 43.5
11/23 1:00 ET At Buffalo -4.5 NY Jets 40
11/23 1:00 ET At Chicago -6 Tampa Bay 46.5
11/23 4:05 ET At Seattle -6.5 Arizona 42
11/23 4:05 ET At San Diego -6 St. Louis 44
11/23 4:25 ET At Denver -7.5 Miami 49.5
11/23 4:25 ET At San Francisco -8.5 Washington 44.5
11/23 8:30 ET Dallas -3.5 At NY Giants 47.5

Monday Night Football Line

11/24 8:30 ET At New Orleans -3.5 Baltimore 49.5

Chiefs Pull Into First Place Tie In West with 24-20 Win Over Seattle

Seattle Seahawks v Kansas City Chiefs

Another solid effort from the offense was backed up with a great late stand by the defense, and Monday the Chiefs will wake up ties for first place following a gutsy 24-20 win over the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks.

The Chiefs held the Seahawks on fourth down three times in the final quarter, the last a huge four plays when Russell Wilson threw incomplete on fourth down to save the win.

“We’re sitting there with three fourth-down plays late in the game,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said, “and they stepped up and did a phenomenal job there getting off the field.”

Jamaal Charles led the Chiefs ground game in a big way, going for 159 yards and two touchdowns in the winning effort.

“He’s Jamaal Charles,” Reid said. “He’s a special player.”

Everyone today will talk about that late goal-line stand. From the two the Chiefs stopped ‘Beast’ Marhsawn Lynch twice on second and third down, and then on fourth Wilson threw incomplete.

Wilson threw for 178 yards and two TDs for the Seahawks, and Lynch had 124 yards rushing.

The Seahawks’ last-chance drive ended when Wilson threw incomplete on fourth-and-18 at their 20-yard line with 1:13 left.

“They had a great defense,” Wilson said. “They just made a great play.”

The Chiefs’ first fourth-down stop came with about 6 minutes to go.

Lynch was tackled after a 2-yard gain on third down, and coach Pete Carroll elected to gamble at the Chiefs 2. Wilson saw Doug Baldwin in the corner of the end zone but badly overthrew him.

Seattle held to get the ball back and appeared to convert a third down with a completion at the Chiefs 35. Reid wisely challenged the spot, though, and replays showed wide receiver Jermaine Kearse was a full yard short.

The Seahawks again went for it, and Lynch was stuffed for no gain with less than 4 minutes to go.

By the time the Seahawks got the ball back one last time, they were pinned so deep in their own territory with such little time on the clock that it didn’t matter.

The Chiefs scored first, as they went on a great 15-play drive that took up over 9 minutes of the first half and ended with Charles’ 1-yard touchdown run.

Seattle answered with its own 16-play drive, chewing up exactly 9 minutes and ending with Wilson’s TD pass to Baldwin.

Nothing really changed the rest of the half.

Charles broke two long runs on the Chiefs’ next possession, including a 16-yard touchdown. Lynch came back with a punishing series of carries to help set up a field goal.

The play of the Chiefs defense is what has gotten the team to this point, as they sit at 7-3, are 5-0 at Arrowhead, and will have a shot to go 5 games over .500 on Thursday when they play the winless Raiders.

Chiefs Pull Out Gutsy 17-13 Win Over Bills in Buffalo

Kansas City Chiefs v Buffalo Bills

Forget about the fact the Chiefs trailed by 10 in the fourth quarter Sunday, the club showed heart and soul as they rallied for a huge 17-13 win in Buffalo over the Bills.

QB Alex Smith scored on an 8-yard run, and Jamaal Charles went in on a 39-yard sprint on fourth-and-1 to seal the big win.

The two scores came less than five minutes apart as the Chiefs rallied from down 10 in the final quarter to pull out the victory.

”I think there is something to winning these types of games,” Smith said. ”There’s a different type of confidence you get when you win games like this.”

Sitting at 6-3, the Chiefs are 6-1 in their last seven games, and are starting to take on the look of a team that could be playoff bound in January.

It wasn’t a thing of beauty for the Chiefs, who got some help from a fumble on a punt by Bills kick returner Leodis McKelvin. It was that play which opened the door for the Kansas City win.

”There’s going to be games like this where everything is not pretty and you have to play through it, and there’s a certain toughness that it takes,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. ”And our guys showed that today.”

Charles finished with 98 yards rushing, Smith went 17 of 29 for 177 yards and Dwayne Bowe had eight catches for 93 yards in the victory.

The Chiefs defense made a late stand to make the lead and eventually the win hold up, a win that could be a good sign of things to come for this gritty club.

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Chiefs vs Bills Friday Injury Report

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Status Report
OUT WR Donnie Avery (groin), CB Jamell Fleming (hamstring), LB Jerry Franklin (hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE CB Phillip Gaines (ankle, quadricep), LB Josh Martin (hamstring, knee), CB Christopher Owens (knee)
PROBABLE S Eric Berry (ankle), RB Cyrus Gray (hand), LB Tamba Hali (knee), WR Junior Hemingway (hamstring), TE Travis Kelce (ribs), CB Sean Smith (groin)
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday CB Jamell Fleming (hamstring), LB Jerry Franklin (hamstring), LB Josh Martin (hamstring, knee)
Thursday CB Jamell Fleming (hamstring), LB Jerry Franklin (hamstring), LB Josh Martin (hamstring, knee)
Friday WR Donnie Avery (groin), CB Jamell Fleming (hamstring), LB Jerry Franklin (hamstring)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday WR Donnie Avery (groin), LB Tamba Hali (knee), CB Christopher Owens (knee)
Thursday WR Donnie Avery (groin), LB Tamba Hali (knee), CB Christopher Owens (knee), LB Frank Zombo (not injury related)
Friday LB Tamba Hali (knee), LB Josh Martin (hamstring, knee), CB Christopher Owens (knee)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday S Eric Berry (ankle), CB Phillip Gaines (ankle, quadricep), RB Cyrus Gray (hand), WR Junior Hemingway (hamstring), TE Travis Kelce (ribs)
Thursday S Eric Berry (ankle), CB Phillip Gaines (ankle, quadricep), RB Cyrus Gray (hand), WR Junior Hemingway (hamstring), TE Travis Kelce (ribs), CB Sean Smith (groin)
Friday S Eric Berry (ankle), CB Phillip Gaines (ankle, quadricep), RB Cyrus Gray (hand), WR Junior Hemingway (hamstring), TE Travis Kelce (ribs), CB Sean Smith (groin)
BUFFALO BILLS
Status Report
QUESTIONABLE CB Ron Brooks (groin), RB Fred Jackson (groin), WR Sammy Watkins (groin)
PROBABLE WR Marcus Easley (knee), WR Marquise Goodwin (hamstring), LB Ty Powell (ankle), G Cyril Richardson (not injury related), WR Robert Woods (back)
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Thursday G Cyril Richardson (not injury related), WR Sammy Watkins (groin)
Friday G Cyril Richardson (not injury related), WR Sammy Watkins (groin)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday CB Ron Brooks (groin), WR Marcus Easley (knee), WR Marquise Goodwin (hamstring), RB Fred Jackson (groin), LB Ty Powell (ankle), WR Sammy Watkins (groin)
Thursday CB Ron Brooks (groin), WR Marcus Easley (knee), WR Marquise Goodwin (hamstring), RB Fred Jackson (groin), LB Ty Powell (ankle)
Friday CB Ron Brooks (groin), WR Marcus Easley (knee), WR Marquise Goodwin (hamstring), RB Fred Jackson (groin), LB Ty Powell (ankle)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday WR Robert Woods (back)
Thursday WR Robert Woods (back)
Friday WR Robert Woods (back)

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San Diego Chargers vs Kansas City Chiefs

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Chiefs Fall Short In 22-17 Setback To 49’ers

Kansas City Chiefs v San Francisco 49ers

In the end, former 49ers QB and now Chiefs signal caller Alex Smith had a chance twice to rally his troops for what would have been a huge win in San Francisco, but it just fell short.

Smith threw for 175 yards and two touchdowns, but Perrish Cox intercepted his overthrown pass to end any chance Kansas City had to rally in the Chiefs 22-17 setback.

“It’s tough, you’re competitive, you want to win the game. Some of those guys I played a long time with,” said Smith after the loss.

Smith and Kansas City took over with 2:12 left and another chance to rally. But Smith sailed a pass to tight end Anthony Fasano, and Cox swooped in for an easy interception.

“I thought he handled (the environment) like a champ,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said of Smith.

Colin Kaepernick threw for 201 yards and a touchdown, Frank Gore ran for 107 yards and the 49ers converted a fake punt to key a win to push San Fran to 3-2.

The 49ers (3-2) turned to a trick play on fourth-and-1 from their 29 early in the fourth quarter, giving a direct snap to Craig Dahl for a 3-yard run up the middle.

Kaepernick directed the offense downfield, and Phil Dawson kicked a 27-yard field goal with 8:42 to play for the go-ahead score. Dawson also connected from 55, 52, 35 and 30 yards in the win.

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