KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Raiders coach Dennis Allen insists that Terrelle Pryor is growing with every play in the NFL, even the ones that end up with the young quarterback flat on his back.
There were 10 of those on Sunday.
The Kansas City Chiefs brought a relentless blitz against Oakland's patchwork offensive line, making life miserable for Pryor all afternoon.
He wound up throwing three second-half interceptions that proved costly in a 24-7 defeat that ended the Raiders' six-game win streak at Arrowhead Stadium.
"I think it's a great learning experience for him," Allen said, "and I think he'll be better for it when he gets put back in this type of environment again."
The 10 sacks were a factor in the game. The interceptions made the difference.
The Chiefs (6-0) and Raiders were tied 7-all in the third quarter when Pryor threw the first of his picks, a rainbow off his back foot into the middle of the field. Jamaal Charles finished off the drive with his second touchdown run to give Kansas City its first lead of the game.
The second interception came as the Raiders (2-4) were trying to drive for a tying score, and this time the Chiefs' Ryan Succop kicked a 33-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter.
Husain Abdullah returned the final pick 44 yards for a touchdown with 1:35 left in the game.
"We were right there in the game and we were punching back and forth," Pryor said. "We turned the ball over, and like I said, I lost the game for us. I'm going to fall a lot, but I'm going to get up. That's how it is. I'm going to get up and I'm going to come swinging."
The Chiefs, meanwhile, pressed on with the second-best start in franchise history after winning just twice last season. They won their first nine games during the 2003 season.
They wound up sacking Pryor 10 times, and ended a three-game skid to the Raiders.
"We don't take any wins for granted. That's not how we operate," Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. "We're going to enjoy every one of these, and we'll come back and be ready to go next week."
Chiefs fans were hoping to break the record for loudest outdoor sports stadium, set earlier this year by the Seahawks. They finally did it in the closing seconds of the game when they hit 137.5 decibels, an official from Guinness World Records told The Associated Press.
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