Sunday Oct 16, 2-3 Raiders @ 5-0 Chiefs

Otis Taylor hauls in 8 passes for 127 yards and a touchdown in this weeks devastating loss to the Raiders

The Chiefs actual record in 1966 was 4-1 and the Raiders were 2-3. Oakland beat the Chiefs 34 to 13 in this week seven match up. In my replay the Oakland Raiders are 2-3, just as they were in 1966. Kansas City is currently undefeated at 5-0, this could be the game the Chiefs fall. Raiders won the coin toss and have elected to receive the kickoff.

QTR-1
Oakland was facing a 3rd and 14 after back to back losses on runs: Tom Flores takes off as the blocking around him collapses … glides through the line … spins off a hit … darts left … and finally hauled down … a big gain of 26 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the Oakland 42. Kansas City with a delayed blitz … Tom Flores throws a screen to Clem Daniels … and he’s hammered to the turf at the Oakland 48 yard line … that’s a short gain of 6 yards and we have flags thrown, face mask against Kansas City. The Chiefs are assessed a 15 yard penalty (Face Mask – Flagrant). It’s now 1st and 10 from the Kansas City 37 yard line. Tom Flores’s pass for Billy Cannon is tipped at the line … PICKED OFF, its Bobby Bell! Bell dashed with the interception 21 yards before getting tackled at the 47 of Oakland.

Len Dawson … throws to Otis Taylor … and it’s incomplete … …  good defensive play by the Raiders defender to get his hand in there to swat it away … … Kansas City is looking at 3rd and 20 now after the penalty set them back on second down. Len Dawson … throws to Frank Pitts … and it’s incomplete … … just out of Frank Pitts’s reach … … the Chiefs now face a 4th and 20 from the Kansas City 43. Tom Flores with a lob to Art Powell on 3rd and 8 … he back-tracks and now gets behind a swarm of blockers … finally tackled at the Oakland 34 yard line … a pickup of 11 yards … its 1st and 10 from the Oakland 34. The Raiders are assessed a 15 yard penalty (Unsportsmanlike Conduct). It’s now 1st and 25 from the Oakland 19 yard line. Tom Flores lofts a screen to Clem Daniels at the Oakland 27 … he reverses field … and is tripped up at the Oakland 29 yard line … a gain of 10 yards … its 2nd and 15 from the Oakland 29 yard line. Tom Flores fakes the hand-off … quick toss to full back Hewritt Dixon on a flare route out of the back field … trying to get to the outside … and he’s pulled down at the Oakland 38 yard line … a gain of 9 yards … Oakland is looking at 3rd and 6 from their own 38. Tom Flores … throws to Fred Biletnikoff … over his head that will bring up 4th and 6 and the Raiders will punt. Booming punt by the Raiders, over Mike Garrett heads … he backs off on this one and will let it roll … Oakland will down it at the Kansas City 13 yard line.

Third and ten for the Chiefs, Len Dawson … throws to Chris Burford … and it’s incomplete … I think Len Dawson heard foot-steps … and got rid of it early … and Chris Burford wasn’t expecting it … … the Chiefs now face a 4th and 10 from the Kansas City 13. Tom Flores finds Fred Biletnikoff on the right sideline … and he’s brought down … in-bounds … at the Oakland 41 yard line … a pickup of 10 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the Oakland 41. Tom Flores with a hard count … trying to draw Kansas City offside … … now he drops back and throws to Clem Daniels … drop it! Tom Flores … looks and throws to Art Powell along the sideline … … and it’s incomplete … … the officials rule that he only kept one foot in-bounds … … the Raiders now face a 4th and 10 from the Oakland 41. Kansas City’s Bert Coan darts through the line … breaks to avoid a hit … caught and pulled down … a gain of 8 yards on the play … its 2nd and 2 from the Kansas City 33 yard line. Dawson threw a slant to Taylor … in the ground in complete. Len Dawson has thrown six passes and completed none of them, poor start for Lenny. The Raiders jumped across the line before the snap on the punt by K.C. they are assessed a 5 yard penalty (Offside). It’s now 1st and 10 from the Kansas City 38 yard line as we head in to quarter number two.

QTR-2
Len Dawson steps up and throws to Chris Burford at the Kansas City 47 … caught … loses his footing … tackled at the Oakland 43 yard line … a pickup of 21 yards … first completion of game for Dawson. Lenny tosses the football out to his fullback Curtis McClinton … sweep to the right … gets to the corner … but can’t keep his balance … and skids out-of-bounds on his face… a gain of just 2 yards on the play … McClinton is picking the grass out of his face mask. Len Dawson running to his right … side-arms it to Otis Taylor at the Oakland 33 … hit by two defenders at the same time … and hammered to the turf at the Oakland 29 yard line … a gain of 12 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Oakland 29. Raiders are blitzing from the corner … Len Dawson rolling out of the pocket … fires a laser to his tight end Fred Arbanas … slides to make the catch … immediately downed at the Oakland 19 yard line. That’s three in a row for Dawson; he is really heating up throwing the football. Quick out to Otis Taylor … complete but no gain on the play. Draw play … Bert Coan straight ahead … hammered from the side … gains nothing on the play … it’s now 3rd and 10 from the Oakland 19. Linebacker blitz by Oakland … Len Dawson throws a sideline pass to Chris Burford … made the catch going out of bounds …. only a pickup of 6 yards … the Chiefs now face a 4th and 4 from the Oakland 13 and here comes their kicker. From the 13 … the football will be spotted at the Oakland 20 yard line and the Chiefs are looking at a 20 yard field goal attempt … … … and Mike Mercer’s field goal from 20 yards … … IS GOOD !!! … the wind got a hold of it … but it still made it through … and that will give the Chiefs the lead … it’s now 3-0 for Kansas City.

Quick three and out by Oakland … they will punt the football. Bert Coan running to his right … finds a crease … side-steps a hit … and now he’s tackled … a decent pick up of 13 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Oakland 44. Bert Coan carries it again on a trap play… cuts to his left … straight arms a Raiders defender and now he’s brought to the turf … for a pickup of 3 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 7 from the Oakland 41. Oakland with a heavy pass rush … Len Dawson with a quick dump-off … behind the line of scrimmage to Otis Taylor … he’s got it … and he’s immediately swarmed by the Raiders … … great defensive coverage by the Raiders on that play … it’s a loss of -1 yard … it’s now 3rd and 8 from the Oakland 42. Len Dawson checks his line … now takes the snap … good pocket for Lenny to throw from … throws to Otis Taylor … swatted away at the last second by the Raiders defender … the Chiefs now face a 4th and 8 from the Oakland 42 and they will punt. The Chiefs are set in punt formation … … Jerrel Wilson’s punt will carry … … into … and out of the back of the endzone … it’s a touchback … the Raiders will scrimmage from their 20.

Hewritt Dixon running straight ahead … gets a block … and now the Chiefs bring him down … a hard pick up of 6 yards … it’s 2nd and 4 from the Oakland 26 yard line. Clem Daniels carries the pigskin … passed the line of scrimmage … pivots inside … and now he’s tackled after a decent gain of 6 yards … its 1st and 10 from the Oakland 32. Clem Daniels carries it … straight ahead … and is mowed down by a sea of Chiefs after a pickup of 3 yards … its 2nd and 7 from the Oakland 35 yard line. Tom Flores takes the snap and rolls right … short toss to Tom Mitchell at the Oakland 38 … pirouette’s around a tackle … still going …and he’s dumped at the Oakland 43 yard line … a pickup of 8 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the Oakland 43. Tom Flores with a quick toss to the sideline … Fred Biletnikoff has it at the Oakland 46 … hit and forced out-of-bounds at the Kansas City 49 yard line … a pickup of 8 yards … Oakland is on the move with 4:09 left in the first half. Tom Flores … quick out to Fred Biletnikoff at the Kansas City 46 … spins out of a tackle … cuts inside … and is tripped up at the Kansas City 33 yard line … a gain of 16 yards … HOLD ON we have flags on the field. Referees are talking it over … Pass interference on the Chiefs … Raiders will decline the penalty … first down Raiders! Dixon inside … loss of one and we have flags thrown again … Holding Oakland … The Raiders are assessed a 15 yard penalty (Holding). It’s now 1st and 25 from the Kansas City 48 yard line. Tom Flores … throws to Fred Biletnikoff … and it’s incomplete … … Fred Biletnikoff caught it … but was hit out-of-bounds … before he could get both feet down … … it’s now 2nd and 25 from the Kansas City 48. Tom Flores is picked off again, this time by Bobby Hunt deep down field … returned to the 35 of Kansas City… just 2:24 to play in the half.

Len Dawson … getting flushed out of the pocket … and he’s sacked by Bill Budness … and that’s a loss of 9 yards … that sack by Bill Budness makes it … 2nd and 19 from the Kansas City 26 yard line. Dawson hurrying to the … Barking out the call … seven step drop … and he fires long over the middle to Otis Taylor … TOUCHDOWN! Taylor just out ran the Raiders coverage for a 74 yard strike, Chiefs 10 Raiders 0 with 1:09 to go.

Play-action … Tom Flores tosses it to Fred Biletnikoff … and he’s steamrolled at the Oakland 42 yard line … and knocked out of a bound … that’s a small pickup of 7 yards … its 2nd and 3 from the Oakland 42 yard line. Flores floats it over the middle into double coverage … Art Powell battles for the football at the 50 … shakes off a tackle … and is tackled at the Kansas City 48 yard line … TIME-OUT – The Oakland Raiders call their 1st Time-Out with 19 seconds left. Safety  BLITZ … Tom Flores … getting flushed out of the pocket … and he’s sacked by Johnny Robinson … and that’s a loss of 9 yards …. and that’s the end of the 1st half … the Chiefs kicked off to begin the game … now the Raiders will kick off to begin the second half.

QTR 3

Oakland looking confused with the Chiefs set up … Bert Coan carries it … gets through the line … and now tripped up … that’s a pickup of 10 yards and fresh set of downs. Bert Coan … rounds the corner and streaks up-field … still going … and now he’s chopped down … a gain of 20 yards … a new set of downs … as its 1st and 10 from the Oakland 36. Coan has 54 yards on 8 carries this afternoon; he is averaging 6.8 yards a touch. Oakland with a heavy pass rush … Len Dawson with a quick dump-off … behind the line of scrimmage to Fred Arbanas … he’s got it … and he’s immediately swarmed by the Raiders … … great defensive coverage by the Raiders on that play … it’s a loss of -1 yard … that sets up a 2nd and 11 from the Oakland 37. Bert Coan on a draw play … met at the line … but keeps chugging forward until he’s brought down … a gain of 2 yards … it’s now 3rd and 9 from the Oakland 35. Len Dawson drops back to pass … PRESSURE UP THE MIDDLE … and Len Dawson scrambles for 5 yards … the Chiefs will attempt a field goal. From the 30 … the football will be spotted at the Oakland 37 yard line and the Chiefs are looking at a 37 yard field goal attempt … … … and here’s Mike Mercer with the kick … … it’s got the distance …glanced off the right upright… NO GOOD! … K.C. failed to widen their lead … the score remains … Kansas City 10 … and Oakland 0.

Clem Daniels carries the pigskin … jukes inside … and now he’s tackled after a decent gain of 11 yards … its 1st and 10 from the Oakland 34. Tom Flores … throws to Art Powell… dropped … NO, HE HELD IT BETWEEN HIS KNEE’S … INCREDIBLE … and he’s immediately downed at the Kansas City 49 … a gain of 17 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Kansas City 49. Hewritt Dixon … trying to get to the outside corner … now cuts it up-field … collides with a team-mate and goes down … and is now touched-down after a short gain of 3 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 7 from the Kansas City 46. Chiefs in a run defense … Tom Flores lobs it to Clem Daniels at the Kansas City 43 … swerving his way up the field … still going … and tripped up at the Kansas City 26 yard line … gain of 20 yards … 1st and 10 from the Kansas City 26. Tom Flores slings a pass to Fred Biletnikoff … a back-handed grab … lots of gooey stickem on that mans hands … and he’s sent reeling at the Kansas City 11 yard line … 1st and 10 from the Kansas City 11. Hewritt Dixon running to his right … hurdles a tackle at the line of scrimmage … and now he’s spilled … a pickup of 6 yards on the play … that sets up a 2nd and 4 from the Kansas City 5. Oakland is knocking on the door. The Raiders are assessed a 10 yard penalty (Tripping). It’s now 2nd and 14 from the Kansas City 15 yard line. Tom Flores sends Biletnikoff in motion … fade to the corner … Fred makes the catch! Raiders score!  Whistles blow on the extra point attempt … Chiefs are assessed a 1 yard penalty (Offside). That moves the football up to the Kansas City 1 yard line and the Raiders are sending their offense back out to go for two points to try and make it a one point game. Hewritt Dixon plows into the line and falls across the goal line, Raiders 8 Chiefs 10.

Third and two … Bert Coan carries it … off-tackle right side … met behind the line … but a good second effort gets him to the line of scrimmage … no gain on the play … the Chiefs now face a 4th and 2 from the Kansas City 40 and will punt. Oakland on first down runs Hewritt Dixon … falls in the back-field … gets to his feet … zigzagging through the line … and pulled down … a good job of getting something out of nothing … a gain of 5 yards on the play … it’s 2nd and 5 from the Oakland 25 yard line. Chiefs are showing Blitz … Flores is changing the play … Clem Daniels on a quick dive slips past the Chiefs blitz … finds open room … still going … and finally tripped up … a gain of 21 yards on the play … it’s 1st and 10 from the Oakland 46. Kansas City is looking pretty frustrated out there right now. Roger Hagberg is in to give Daniels a break … gets through the line … and now he’s tripped up and brought down … the Chiefs did a good job in limiting him to a gain of 11 yards … Oakland has their running game gashing the Chiefs front four for big yards. Chiefs are in a goal line formation trying to slow down the Raiders running game. Hewritt Dixon on a counter … feeling his way as he moves forward … side-steps a hit … and now he’s caught and flung out-of-bounds … that’s a pickup of 4 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 6 from the Kansas City 39. With 3:09 left in the third Oakland is on the move … trying to take the lead from Kansas City for the first time this afternoon. Oakland is called for holding … that’s their 7 penalty! That’s 80 yards in penalties today for the Raiders. Tom Flores … rolling out of the pocket … throwing back against the grain … hauled in by Art Powell at the Kansas City 38 … … and he’s brought down at the Kansas City 28 yard line … a gain of 26 yards … the chain gang is running down the field, first down Raiders! Hank Stram is a trickalating up and down the sideline, looks pretty nervous. Hewritt Dixon running to his right … hurdles a tackle at the line of scrimmage … and now he’s spilled … a pickup of 9 yards on the play … that sets up a 2nd and 1 from the Kansas City 19. Clem Daniels is the ball carrier … met at the line … but keeps chugging forward until he’s brought down … a gain of 4 yards … and that will move the chains … as its 1st and 10 from the Kansas City 15 with 26 seconds left in the 3rd. Kansas City is looking run … Roger Hagberg is the ball carrier … AND HE’S HAMMERED BEHIND THE LINE … that’s a loss of -6 yards as he tried to run out of the pursuit … didn’t work … that sets up a 2nd and 16 from the Kansas City 21 as we head into the final quarter of play.

QTR 4
Tom Flores … slant pass to Fred Biletnikoff … he pulls it in … but is held up and dropped at the Kansas City 8 yard line … a gain of 13 yards … it’s now 3rd and 3 from the Kansas City 8. Oakland has been able to overcome some long down and distances against the stout Chiefs defense. Hewritt Dixon forges his way straight-ahead … not much there … but he squeeze’s through the line … now he’s dumped with a hard hit … a pickup of 4 yards … it’s now 1st and goal from the Kansas City 4. This stadium is dead silent in unbelief of what they are witnessing today. Hewritt Dixon dives over the goal line but the ball came out and the Chiefs have recovered it. Dixon is arguing that he had crossed the goal line prior to the fumble, the referees agree and the Raiders have taken the lead, 15 to 10.

Curtis McClinton slams into the line … and he’s HAMMERED BACK !!! … no gain on the play … as the Raiders wouldn’t give them an inch … it’s 2nd and 10 from the Kansas City 26 yard line. Len Dawson takes a check the defensive coverage … takes the snap … throws down-field … Otis Taylor with a diving grab … and he’s downed immediately at the Kansas City 39 yard line … a pickup of 13 yards … its 1st and 10 from the Kansas City 39. Len Dawson throws … medium slant to Otis Taylor … he goes to his knees and pulls it in … he tries to get up but is downed … at the Oakland 45 yard line … a gain of 16 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Oakland 45. Len Dawson with a hard count … trying to draw Oakland offside … … now he drops back and throws to Chris Burford … and it’s incomplete … … it’s now 2nd and 10 from the Oakland 45. Len Dawson strolls to the line looking over the coverage of Oakland … snap … drops back three steps … now swings it to Frank Pitts on the right… and he’s quickly hit and downed at the Oakland 43 yard line … that’s a small pickup of 2 yards … it’s now 3rd and 8 from the Oakland 43. Len Dawson … sends a floater to the sideline … Otis Taylor gets both feet down and makes a great catch … as he tumbles out-of-bounds at the at the Oakland 34 yard line … 1st and 10 from the Oakland 34. Len Dawson … heads toward the sideline … now lobs it to Otis Taylor … and he’s crunched at the Oakland 30 yard line … a pickup of 4 yards on the play … that sets up a 2nd and 6 from the Oakland 30 with 9:10 to play.

Counter to the left … Bert Coan and he is slammed to the ground … no gain. Len Dawson … throws to Chris Burford …  makes the catch but no gain on the play. Oakland’s defensive secondary has been all over the Chiefs wide receivers this afternoon. Mike Mercer is coming out onto the field to attempt a 37 yard field goal. From the 30 … the football will be spotted at the Oakland 37 yard line and the Chiefs are looking at a 37 yard field goal attempt … … … and Mike Mercer’s field goal from 37 yards … … … IS GOOD !!! … it wobbled in there like a dead fish … and the Chiefs cut into the Raiders lead … it’s now 15-13 for Oakland. Hewritt Dixon gets the call … knifing his way through the line … gets through … but is quickly forced to the turf after a gain of  2 yards … it’s 2nd and 8 from the Oakland 28 yard line. Oakland is taking their time working time off game clock trying to get a win on the road here in Kansas City. Clem Daniels is the ball carrier … he bashes his way through the line of scrimmage … looking for a block … and now he’s gang-tackled by Kansas City … a big pick up of 17 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the Oakland 45. Clem Daniels … delayed draw … … bursts through the line … but he’s horse-collared and hauled down from behind … that’ll be a pickup of 2 yards … 2nd and 8. Roger Hagberg is the ball carrier … looking for a crease … and he’s driven to the turf … no gain … Oakland is looking at 3rd and 8 from their own 47. Tom Flores is sacked by Andy Rice for a 2 yard loss! What a perfect time for a sack and the Chiefs will get the ball back with a little over three minutes to play. Mike Garrett signals for a fair catch at the 10 of Kansas City … Raider defenders had him pinned in.

Curtis McClinton gets around the corner … tip-toeing down the sideline … and now he’s drilled out-of-bounds … a pickup of 4 yards … its 2nd and 6 from the Kansas City 14 yard line. Oakland showing blitz … Lenny Dawson dropping back and flips the football to Otis Taylor on a WR end around! Oakland is completely out of position and Otis picks up 38 yards on the trick play, 2:25 left to play. Len Dawson drops back to pass … can’t find any one open … and now he’s going to run … made it back to the line of scrimmage and we are now at the two minute warning. Len Dawson fades back … … nobody open … … now he throws to Fred Arbanas … he got a hand on it … but can’t hang on … and it’s incomplete … … it’s now 3rd and 10 from the Oakland 48. Len Dawson … throws to Otis Taylor … and it’s incomplete … …  the Raiders read and defended that play to perfection … … the Chiefs now face a 4th and 10 with just 1:30 to go and the Chiefs will have to go for it near midfield. Len Dawson … throws to Chris Burford … … OFF A OAKLAND DEFENDER … and into the awaiting arms of Chris Burford … AND HE DROPPED IT !!! … … Kansas City turns it over on downs. Looks like Oakland will knocked off the undefeated Chiefs today.

The Chiefs are showing blitz … Hewritt Dixon tries the right side … AND HE’S BURIED FOR NO GAIN … he’s fortunate he even made it back to the line of scrimmage … it’s 2nd and 10 from the Oakland 48 yard line. Kansas City calls their 1st Time-Out … that stops the clock with 00:45 left … in regulation time. Hewritt Dixon … protecting the football … hits the line … REPULSED !!! … Stopped cold by the Chiefs for no gain … Oakland is looking at 3rd and 10 from their own 48. Kansas City calls Time-Out … they’ve got one left … that stops the clock with 00:30. Clem Daniels carries it … not much there … but he squeeze’s through the line … and now he’s dumped after a decent pick up of 13 yards as the time runs out on the Chiefs here at home.  And that does it … the final score … the Oakland Raiders 15 and the Kansas City Chiefs 13.

Actual Score: Oakland 34 at Kansas City 13
APBA Replay Score: Oakland 15 at Kansas City 13

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