Raiders unable to sustain fast start in loss to Chiefs
A 14-0 second quarter lead quickly evaporated as Patrick Mahomes and Kansas City rallied and dominated to drop the Raiders to 5-7.
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1. Raiders unable to sustain fast start in loss to Chiefs
A 14-0 second quarter lead quickly evaporated as Patrick Mahomes and Kansas City rallied and dominated to drop the Raiders to 5-7, writes The Sporting Tribune’s Steve Carp.
As game plans go, you didn’t need to be Bill Walsh to figure this one out. A fourth grader could’ve come up with it.
Keep Patrick Mahomes off the field as much as possible. Put some points on the board with your offense and maybe you’ll have a chance to beat the Kansas City Chiefs.
Of course, doing it for four quarters is the challenge. Sunday, the Raiders did it for just slightly more than one quarter and that’s simply not good enough if you’re looking to knock off the defending Super Bowl champions. Mahomes is too good and Andy Reid’s too smart a coach to let that happen.
2. Chargers offensive struggles sink them to 4-7 after loss to Ravens
The Baltimore Ravens defense took the ball away four times from Los Angeles Chargers as the heat is turned up on Brandon Staley’s seat, writes The Sporting Tribune’s Fernando Ramirez.
It is always something with the Chargers. In the last few weeks, their losses came because the defense couldn’t step up to the plate and help the offense.
Sunday night, it was the offense that couldn’t get it going after the defense held the high-powered Ravens offense to 13 points for most of the night.
They ended up losing 20-10 to the first-seed Baltimore Ravens. The last time they were held to ten points or under was last season in week three against Jacksonville.
“I thought that our guys played at a high level,” Chargers head coach Brandon Staley said. “That team had scored 30 points for five or six games in a row, and they had 13 points there until the very end.”
The reason why this team lost wasn’t because of Staley’s defense; even though they could have been better, it wasn’t on them.
3. Rams dominate Cardinals in end-to-end victory in Arizona, 37-14
With the Rams finally healthy, they prove why they can be a force down the stretch, writes The Sporting Tribune’s Grant Mona.
This is the game that Rams’ fans have been waiting for. The Cardinals scored in their opening drive to take the lead, but after that, it was all Los Angeles. Matthew Stafford threw multiple touchdowns and Kyren Williams established himself as a top running back in the NFL in his first game back after being on the IR.
The Rams are now 5-6 and one game out of a wild card spot in the NFC.
4. LAFC to host the Western Conference Final after 1-0 win against Seattle
LAFC keep their hopes of winning consecutive MLS Cup titles alive with their win against Seattle Sounders. They next host Houston Dynamo in the Western Conference Final, writes The Sporting Tribune’s Chandrima Chatterjee.
The Black and Gold were heavily reliant on the MLS Golden Boot winner as he scored his fourth MLS Playoffs goal of the year and the heroic goalkeeping display of Maxime Crépeau who finished the match with seven saves. Seattle, who’d won their previous two playoffs matches against LAFC and hadn’t lost a playoff game at home in a decade with a 19-match unbeaten record, were unable to find the back of the net in spite of outshooting their opponents eight to two.
5. Hawai’i spoils Colorado State’s bowl hopes with last-second FG
Hawai'i got the chance to play spoiler and broke the hearts of Colorado State in dramatic fashion, as Matthew Shipley's 51-yard field goal split the upright as time expired for the 27-24 UH win, writes The Sporting Tribune’s Paul Brecht.
The Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors (5-8, 3-5 MWC) played spoiler on Saturday night, denying Colorado State (5-7, 3-5 MWC) an automatic bowl selection and winning on Senior Night for the sixth consecutive year, using a career-long 51-yard Matthew Shipley field goal as time expired to stun the Rams.
Click the link below to read all the quick hitters of the action from Hawai’i’s thrilling 27-24 win over Colorado State on Senior Night.
6. Turnovers ruin UCLA’s Pac-12 finale at home against Cal
UCLA gets blown out by Cal, 33-7, in its final game in the Pac-12 Conference, writes The Sporting Tribune’s Mykell Matthieu.
UCLA came into this game on a high horse after defeating crosstown rival USC last week but were brought back to earth losing their final Pac-12 game, 33-7, to Cal.
UCLA (7-5, 4-5 Pac-12) played one of their worst games of the year at home against Cal (6-6, 4-5 Pac-12). This loss mirrored their performance a couple weeks ago against Arizona State.
It all started during the first drive when starting quarterback Ethan Garbers went down with an injury to his throwing arm. The Bruins were driving down the field for a potential score. The very first play freshman Dante Moore entered the game he threw an interception.
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