The football team from Sin City committed a cardinal sin on Sunday afternoon.
The Raiders did something that’s viewed as pretty disrespectful by old-school folk and football blowhards: Prior to the coin toss in the Raiders-Chiefs matchup, the Raiders took their pregame huddle to midfield, where a chorus of boos rained down on them.
They were there for a grand total of about 10 seconds before they scurried off the field.
Dig this! The #raiders met as a team after their pregame warmup at about the 25 yard line. Then proceeded to relocate their team huddle to midfield on top of the #chiefs logo. The stadium erupted in boos as the Raiders fired each other up. LFG!!! pic.twitter.com/6MQOVtQ5G0
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) December 12, 2021
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Of course, players are always tempting fate when they do weird things like this, so consider what happened next as utterly unsurprising: Just 17 seconds into the game, the Chiefs recovered a Josh Jacobs fumble for a scoop-n-score, giving KC a swift, 7-0 lead early on.
The Chiefs haven’t entirely hit their stride offensively yet, but they’re on a five-game winning streak with a defense that’s been playing lights out. The Chiefs also demolished the Raiders in mid-November, with a 41-14 win over Vegas in Allegiant Stadium.
Patrick Mahomes found Darrel Williams for another score in the late first quarter, lengthening KC’s lead to 14-0 early on. The Chiefs built a 28-0 lead before halftime.
Let this be a lesson, kids: Don’t dance on your opponent’s logo, or huddle, or whatever.