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Raiders caught a break vs. Chiefs and social media isn’t pleased

The Las Vegas Raiders deserve praise for showing up at Arrowhead Stadium and playing their best football of the season. It hasn’t been perfect. But they’ve done enough to hold a 20-14 lead over the Kansas City Chiefs.

One of the biggest reasons the Raiders are leading is Josh Jacobs. The coaching staff is giving him a big workload and it’s paying off. So far, he has racked up 14 carries for 79 yards with one touchdown. His 5.6-yard-per-carry average shows he’s gaining yards in chunks. The last thing the coaching staff should do is decrease his workload in the second half.

But Jacobs isn’t the only Raider that has shown out against the Chiefs. Wide receiver Davante Adams has also reached the end zone and has caught a total of two passes for 76 yards. In their second offensive drive, Derek Carr found him for a 58-yard touchdown bomb.

Speaking of Carr, he logged the 200th touchdown of his NFL career when he connected with Adams. Throughout the game, he has gotten optimal protection, which has led to assertiveness when throwing the football. So far, the Fresno State product is 10-of-14 for 133 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions.

However, what has arguably stood out the most in the first half is a roughing call in favor of the Raiders. Late in the second quarter, Chris Jones sacked Carr and forced a fumble. However, he was flagged for roughing the passer, which kept a Las Vegas Raiders’ drive alive that ended in their second field goal of the game.

The Raiders got a break and fans aren’t complaining

The roughing the passer call was surely controversial. But Raiders fans will certainly take it.

Also, they’re glad they don’t have to listen to Chris Collinsworth tonight.

On the other hand, non-Raiders fans are baffled Chris Jones got flagged for roughing the passer.

Dallas Cowboys All-Pro linebacker Micah Parsons also weighed in. And he’s not pleased with the call. One. bit.

Whether the call was fair or not, the Raiders must take advantage. They must keep their foot on the gas pedal and keep scoring if they want to pull off the upset at Arrowhead.

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Top Photo: Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones (Imagn Images photo pool)

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