Dec 15, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) catches a 71 yard touchdown pass against the Oakland Raiders in the third quarter at O.co Coliseum. The Chiefs defeated the Raiders 56-31. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs 56 Oakland Raiders 31: Fans lose patience as Raiders continue to fall apart


Yesterday the Oakland Raiders were a mess in every department of the game in a blowout loss to the Kansas City Chiefs at the Coliseum, a final meeting in 2013 between the AFC West rivals that ended in a 56-31 loss.

As expected, the Black Hole let the Raiders know that they felt some of the most passionate fans in the NFL deserved better. Letting the boos fly onto the field and chanting for Terrelle Pryor at points of the second as Matt McGloin was struggling.

The Pryor chants eventually subsided after McGloin brought the Raiders to back within four points on a touchdown strike to Mychal Rivera. But the fans continued their outrage after Jamaal Charles busted out for one of his four receiving touchdowns on a 71 yard screen pass touchdown to push the score back to 42-31.

Taiwan Jones fumbled the ensuing kick return, ending the Raiders chances in the game and starting what was the finishing of a rout by the Chiefs where every single member of the Raiders roster and coaching staff should take blame.

If the Raiders didn’t self implode after fighting hard on offense and getting early second half stops to bring the score within four points you might have been sitting here reading another story, but that feel good comeback was quickly replaced by further ineptitude that over the course of four quarters would have lost Oakland the game regardless of how much talent they had on the field.

From both quarterbacks throwing interceptions to horrendous tackling in the flat allowing Jamaal Charles to look like he was playing in Beginner mode on Madden the Raiders looked like the team that pundits thought had a chance of going 0-16 this year. After a beginning to the year that showed promise, it is not evidently clear that the Raiders fans have lost faith in the rebuild that the organization planned for this season after years of trying to avoid it.

Banged up with a roster that was already eating near $70 million in dead cap space money the Raiders expectedly looked outclassed by the Chiefs, but the manner in which it happened will be putting people on the hot seat and will have people pointing fingers. From seven turnovers to the aforementioned lack of defensive effort in tackling Jamaal Charles, Oakland pissed away a game that they fought to come back into and were as a result blown out in both halves at the end of the day. If there is one thing that will get the calls for dismissal going in Oakland, a blowout loss to the Chiefs would be it.

With two weeks left there are questions left and right that will need to be answered. Namely if Dennis Allen will be returning next season to coach after his hot seat got even hotter after the Week 14 debacle in New York. Looking at facing an identical 4-12 record from his first season as Raiders head coach and with things falling apart to close the season, a once unthinkable proposition at the start of November is now possible.

The Raiders have two games left against the still playoff hopeful San Diego Chargers and a Denver Broncos team looking to clinch the AFC West title to turn the narrative of their season around. With such a difficult end to the season, the current plans of the Raiders rebuild may change drastically if the performance on the field does not elevate before 2013 comes to a close. After Sunday, fans, and potentially owner Mark Davis can’t be blamed for being impatient.

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  • RdrFusion

    Yup…

  • Bob

    I am of the mind that the Riders don’t have the right HC or the QB of the future on the roster. Hell, Palmer could have done better this year.

  • bearclaybornsaa

    As a long time Raider fan of “Real Raider Football” [Fred Biletnikoff, Willie Brown, Jim Plunkett, Rod Martin, Marcus Allen and of course the MAD BOMBER-Daryl Lamonica} it is impossible to associate with the current caliber of long hair punk players on the team. When will Oakland get better quality offensive play makers who don’t have to dance and celebrate after every play? Champions don’t celebrate during the game, they celebrate after the game. And when will Oakland get better defensive players who will knock the hell out of their opponents receivers, running backs and quarterbacks without getting a flag thrown. Hell, if the defense was capable of making simple tackles that would be a great improvement. We all know for a fact that Oakland need a real experienced winning head coach and real experienced winning defensive coach to get back into championship caliber at the end of the year. One would have to wonder if the Raider owner is actually serious about winning the super bowl ring in the future. Hiring a baby face coach who is actually a real baby to the game simply indicates that Raider management is only looking forward to a paycheck instead of garnering a philosophy of hard nose football and winning. You would have to believe that the owner, management and coaches are of identical caliber and mind set; “Just Play Baby, Just Play” and we’ll get you a paycheck, don’t worry about a championship ring. The Oakland Raiders are just a “paycheck team” and the players prove it every Sunday. Honestly the caliber of players Oakland have don’t even deserve a paycheck; just give them food stamps and a weekly ticket to dancing with the stars! “Just Dance Baby! Just Dance!”

  • Thaddaeus Hudson

    I am in the increasingly smaller minority of Raiders fans that thinks Dennis Allen should coach next year. I really dont understand his QB rotation but at least we know for sure that Pryor is terrible at passing. McGloin looked terrible at times but showed just enough to keep me curious. I know that this was an embarrassing loss but the Oakland Raiders are in too much of a precarious position as a franchise for us fans to lose faith now. I dont want to see them move to LA or worse cease to exist. They need our support and I for one am going to continue to buy tickets and jerseys. If Dennis Allen fails next year with a true NFL roster, I will be the first to call for his head, but until then…suck it up Nation.

  • bearclaybornsaa

    The Oakland Raiders are just a “paycheck team” and the players prove it every Sunday. Honestly the caliber of players Oakland have don’t even deserve a paycheck; just give them food stamps and a weekly ticket to dancing with the stars! “Just Dance Baby! Just Dance!”
    As a long time Raider fan of “Real Raider Football” [Fred Biletnikoff, Willie Brown, Jim Plunkett, Rod Martin, Marcus Allen and of course the MAD BOMBER-Daryl Lamonica} it is impossible to associate with the current caliber of long hair punk players on the team. When will Oakland get better quality offensiveplay makers who don’t have to dance and celebrate after every play? Champions don’t celebrate during the game, they celebrate after the game.

    And when will Oakland get better defensive players who will knock
    the hell out of their opponents receivers, running backs and
    quarterbacks without getting a flag thrown. Hell, if the defense was
    capable of making simple tackles that would be a great improvement. We
    all know for a fact that Oakland need a real experienced winning head
    coach and real experienced winning defensive coach to get back into
    championship caliber at the end of the year. One would have to wonder
    if the Raider owner is actually serious about winning the super bowl
    ring in the future. Hiring a baby face coach who is actually a real
    baby to the game simply indicates that Raider management is only looking
    forward to a paycheck instead of garnering a philosophy of hard nose
    football and winning. You would have to believe that the owner,
    management and coaches are of identical caliber and mind set; “Just Play
    Baby, Just Play” and we’ll get you a paycheck, don’t worry about a
    championship ring. The Oakland Raiders are just a “paycheck team” and
    the players prove it every Sunday.

  • bearclaybornsaa

    Hiring a baby face coach who is actually a real
    baby to the game simply indicates that Raider management is only looking
    forward to a paycheck instead of garnering a philosophy of hard nose
    football and winning a championship.

  • Jared Myers

    A team that is “a mess in every department of the game” doesn’t score 31 points in a game. For the second game in a row, the defense melted down (and so did McGloin, though he did his utmost — and almost succeeded — in making up for it). Next season should be better, when McKenzie actually has some money to spend.

  • PJ

    How does 1-4 straight losses by mm deserves more looks when TP was 3-5 and a 6th seed in vision? The team does not believe in mm and it shows worse every game he plays! Your right you do have Raider confusion!

  • PJ

    Lets not forget Howie Long? After he killed a QB he just got up and lined up for the next kill. No dancing or celebrations for doing it Raider way!

  • Ricky Bobby

    What about your love child MM Now? LOL, can we find another excuse for 4 int’s and a fumble by their own end zone? #REality BITES