The Chiefs lost 15-0, but the final score doesn't do the performance justice. Led by quarterback Brady Quinn, the Chiefs mustered one first down on 12 attempts and lost the time of possession battle by holding possession for just under 20 minutes to the Raiders' 40-plus.
Kansas City has an elite running back in Jamaal Charles, but you wouldn't know that considering he only received nine carries, which he turned into 10 yards. Quinn added just 136 yards through the air.
None of this should come as a surprise, as the Chiefs failed to have a lead in a game until halfway through the season.
With the Chiefs committing a bellyflop of epic proportions, Twitter was electric with reaction. Let's round up some thoughts on the horrendous outing.
For beginners, many were wondering if the league should take drastic action against the team after the laughably bad performance:
Breaking News: Roger Goodell has just fined the entire Kansas City Chiefs offense. #Embarassing— Tom Tebow (@IamEvilTebow) December 16, 2012
If an NFL Offense doesn't get a first down in a half, everybody responsible gets fired after said half, right?#Chiefs— Craig Stout (@KaloPhoenix) December 16, 2012
Part of the woes for the Chiefs Sunday was the fact their No. 1 receiver, Dwayne Bowe, was missing. Shockingly, the number for the Chiefs without Bowe are scary, which is a horrible sign considering he is headed to free agency:
Chiefs have now played 7 quarters without Dwayne Bowe the last 2 years. Results: 0 points, 218 yards total offense.— SaveOurChiefs (@SaveOurChiefs) December 16, 2012
Even the announcers of the game got in on the action, as they criticized Jonathan Baldwin, a first-round pick who was supposed to eventually replace Bowe:
Harlan: "You talk about an invisible 1st round pick - Jonathan Baldwin!"— Greg Hall (@greghall24) December 16, 2012
Finally, some fans took to Twitter to simply vent their frustrations, which is understandable:
Seriously. This offense has been atrocious all season long. The chiefs couldn't even get a lead till 8 weeks into the season. #firedaboll— Gareth Bill (@GarethBill_I_am) December 17, 2012
17 yards of total offense? I mean I will always love my chiefs... But this is just embarrassing 😔— Katie Gorman (@katiegor32) December 16, 2012
It was a long day for the Chiefs and their fans, but it shouldn't come as a surprise. The entire season has been one horrible performance after another. Until things change from top to bottom in Kansas City, fans will continue to be somber at best.