This might come as a shock to fans, but the Raiders weren’t able to generate any pass rush and did not record a sack on Sunday. Arden Key had an excellent opportunity for a sack in the first possession of the game, but Patrick Mahomes was able to get the ball off while falling to the ground, which is something you can’t defend.
Other than that is was another disappointing showing from the pass rush and a cherry on top of one of the worst seasons we’ve seen in a while from a pressure and sack standpoint. In run defense, Oakland did a great job stuffing the Chiefs on 4th and goal midway through the second quarter as Johnathan Hankins shot through a gap and appeared to be the one to stop running back Damien Williams initially and the rest of the team was there to help finish it off.
The Chiefs ended with 99 yards on 27 carries, but the longest play was a 15 yards touchdown run on an end around by Tyreek Hill. It’s been said a lot this season, but the Raiders need to do everything in their power to improve this defensive front if they ever want to become a respectable defense. Outside of Maurice Hurst, there really isn’t a player in the group that should prevent the Raiders from making as many moves as necessary.