The Kansas City Chiefs rode a dominating defensive performance, and record-breaking noise from a sold-out Arrowhead Stadium crowd, to a 24-7 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday afternoon, moving Kansas City to 6-0, the franchise's second-best ever start (behind 9-0 in 2003).
Jamaal Charles had two short touchdown runs, while the Chiefs defense pounded Oakland quarterback Terrelle Pryor, sacking the former Ohio State Buckeye ten times over the course of the game, including six in the fourth quarter. Charles rushed for 78 yards while Alex Smith passes for 128.
Husain Abdullah had the game's signature play, a 44-yard interception return for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter to clinch the win. The victory snaps a six-game losing streak to Oakland at home for the Chiefs, who will now prepare to host the struggling Houston Texans next Sunday (October 20th) at Arrowhead Stadium.
With an observer from the Guinness World Records on site, fans set a new mark for loudest crowd roar in an outdoor stadium, hitting 137.5 decibels near the end of the game. The old mark of 136.6 was set just four weeks ago at Seattle's CenturyLink Field in a Seahawks game against the 49ers.