1:00 PM ET, October 27, 2002
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Kansas City's sad-sack defense turned in an atypical performance, bringing the Chiefs a rare win over the Raiders.
It's easy to pass the ball when the weather is good. To be a dominant team, you have to run the ball and establish the run early. Injuries have wreaked havoc with the Raiders' offensive backfield and defensive backfield. And now the youth is showing. They're going to have lots of questions to answer the next few weeks, because their schedule doesn't get any easier. And without DT Sam Adams, the defensive front becomes smaller, and opponents are running right at them. Until they stop the run, they'll continue to have these problems.
Question on the Chiefs: What were some of the noticeable defensive adjustments that were made Sunday?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
Priest Holmes had 184 yards of total offense on Sunday.
At halftime, the Chiefs inducted retired OT John Alt into their Ring of Fame and honored the members of the Dallas Texans' 1962 AFL championship team. Curtis McClinton, a member of that team, sang the national anthem. ... Raiders DT Sam Adams, who continues to struggle with chronic knee problems, was a game-day scratch. He will undergo an MRI on Monday. ... Ransom had Kansas City's first blocked field goal since Tom Barndt blocked one against Pittsburgh on Dec. 18, 1999. ...Buchanon's roster spot was taken by CB Brandon Jennings.