Chiefs Top Raiders For First Place In AFC West

It was another primetime AFC West division rivalry, and for the second time in three games, it was the Kansas City Chiefs coming out on top.

Two weeks removed from besting the Denver Broncos in OT in the best game of the season so far, the Chiefs defeated the visiting Oakland Raiders 21-13, giving the Chiefs the lead in the division race. Both teams now have 10-3 records, with Kansas City, having defeated Oakland twice, owning the tiebreaker.

The Chiefs did all of their damage offensively in the second quarter – scoring all three touchdowns in a span of 8 1/2 minutes. And similarly to the Denver game, Tyreek Hill was at the center of the action again – first for fumbling a punt back to the Raiders, but then for catching a deep pass for a score and returning a punt for another. Quarterback Alex Smith didn’t light up the scoreboard with 264 yards and a score, but he did outperform his opposite number, Derek Carr, who threw for only 117 yards. Latavius Murray provided the Raiders with their only TD, punching it in from a yard out.

Each of the Chiefs' three scores in the second drew high social volume, as well as the final whistle.
Each of the Chiefs’ three scores in the second drew high social volume, as well as the final whistle.

This game was obviously one of the more appealing Thursday Night Football games we’ve had in awhile. In Social Delta’s minute-by-minute tracking of this game, we saw some great tweets in the big moments mentioned:

Alex Smith Hits Tyreek Hill Deep, 7-3

Alex Smith Makes Nifty Move, Then West Finishes It Off, 14-3

Tyreek Hill Takes the Punt To The House, 21-3

Chiefs 4th Quarter Defensive Stand

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