Chiefs beat Raiders 40-33 after departure of Kareem Hunt

Tristan Allen, Editor-in-Chief

Coming off the bye week, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Oakland Raiders 40-33 this week. Travis Kelce, Chiefs tight end, had a big game, but the biggest story was the release of Kareem Hunt, Chiefs running back.

On Friday, TMZ released footage from an incident in February showing Hunt kick a woman in a hallway. The Chiefs organization knew about this incident, but claimed Kareem Hunt lied about some details surrounding the incident that were revealed when the video leaked.

He was placed on the NFL’s Commissioner Exempt List, then released by the Chiefs. He is currently a free agent.

Spencer Ware, Chiefs running back, started on Sunday due to the release of Hunt. He only had 47 yards on 14 carries. His performance was underwhelming when taking into account that Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs quarterback, had 52 rushing yards on nine carries and Damien Williams, Chiefs running back, had 38 yards on only five carries.

Ware should have an improved performance against the Ravens as Kansas City gets to craft a gameplan around him being the starting running back. The Chiefs also signed free agent Charcandrick West, running back, on Monday after the game.

Mahomes threw for 295 yards and four touchdown passes while connecting on 23 of his 38 passes. He now has 41 passes on the season, 14 short of tying the league record for most passes in a season

Kelce lost a fumble on his first reception of the game, but then he would later receive for 168 yards and two touchdowns on 12 receptions. Demetrius Harris, Chiefs tight end, received for 39 yards and a touchdown, while Chris Conley, Chiefs wide receiver, received for 25 yards and a touchdown.

Tyreek Hill, Chiefs wide receiver, was not connecting with Mahomes on Sunday. He only had one reception for 13 yards. He did however have 37 rushing yards on two carries.

Derek Carr, Raiders quarterback, secured the Oakland Raiders’ franchise record for most passing yards of all time. He had 285 passing yards on Sunday and three touchdowns.

The Chiefs’ defense did not have any interceptions, but they forced four fumbles and recovered three of them.