In what might've been the most impressive game of the season so far, the Kansas City Chiefs held on to a close 40-33 victory over the Oakland Raiders.
To be fair, the refs nearly handed another West Coast team a victory, the Raiders played at a higher level than they had all year against KC team - Probably sensing a bit of weakness . . . And most importantly, whilst it was clear that the Chiefs missed Kareem Hunt following his controversial dismissal -- The team used other weapons in their arsenal in order to play a more well-rounded game.
Here are some of our favorite news links on the topic for tonight's roundup . . .
Sunday Winning Playback
The Kansas City Chiefs played their first game without running back Kareem Hunt on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders, only two days after he was released by the organization on Friday. Despite a porous defensive effort and plenty of penalties, the Chiefs were able to walk away with a 40-33 road win over Oakland.
Kansas City Graven Image Celebration
Tattoo artist Jeremy Taylor - stout at 35, and with his body fully inked to include a Kansas City Chiefs arrow on his left pinkie, an arrowhead on his right wrist and a tiny but faded Chiefs helmet beneath his left eye (He's having that removed.
Great Day For Great Value Gronk
The Kansas City Chiefs hardly dominated the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, but they did hold on to beat their longtime division rivals 40-33, extending their record to 10-2 - and continuing their domination of the AFC. Full game stats from NFL.com The Raiders won the toss and deferred to the second half.
Hotel Fight Regret
FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) -- Kareem Hunt, who was released by the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday night, made an appearance on ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown this morning. It is his first interview since he was released and it lasted about 10 minutes. ESPN said the interview was done at the request of Kareem Hunt.
10 Game Win Season Mark
The Chiefs bested the Raiders in Oakland on Sunday
Sunday Confessional . . .
In an interview with ESPN, former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt says he is embarrassed by his actions. Video surfaced Friday of a February incident in which Hunt is seen knocking over and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel hallway. TMZ first obtained a copy of that video.
Final Word . . .
9:41 PM ET Adam TeicherESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Chiefs for 20 seasons for Kansas City Star Joined ESPN in 2013 OAKLAND, Calif. -- Patrick Mahomes became friends with Kareem Hunt last year, when they were part of the same Kansas City Chiefs draft class.
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