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Romeo Crennel can only praise punter after Raiders loss

Dustin Colquitt was the only member of the Chiefs to earn praise from head coach Romeo Crennel on Sunday, after the Chiefs lost to the Raiders 15-0.


Another week, another disappointing loss for the Kansas City Chiefs. In Week 15, the Chiefs lost to the hapless Oakland Raiders, 15-0, as Kansas City failed to generate any offense whatsoever.

Needless to say, Kansas City head coach Romeo Crennel wasn't pleased with his team. Speaking at a post-game press conference, Crennel had praise for just one player -- Dustin Colquitt.

I think you saw what we were not able to do. Offensively, we couldn't get much done at all. We couldn't run the ball, couldn't throw the ball, got it to the red zone but couldn't get any points. Defensively, we tried to hang in there but we missed too many tackles. On a couple of third downs, we weren't able to get off the field and allowed them to keep drives alive and end up with field goals. If there's a bright spot in the game, it was the punter. He did a nice job. A nice job by one is not good unless you can win the game, and we couldn't do enough today.

Kansas City's offense generated just 119 yards of total offense. Brady Quinn was 18-of-32 passing for 136 yards and an interception, while Jamaal Charles received just nine carries -- and only rushed for 10 yards. Peyton Hillis received a carry as well, but did not gain a yard.

Defensively, the Chiefs let Darren McFadden rush for 110 yards on 30 carries. Mike Goodson added 89 yards on 13 carries. At the very least, Kansas City didn't allow a touchdown -- but did give up five field goals to the Raiders.

Crennel will hope his team plays better in the final two games of the season, though that's far from a guarantee. Kansas City will play host to Indianapolis in Week 16, before finishing the season on the road against Denver in Week 17.