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Photo by Rhiannon Nicole RudickRaiders Coach Jon Gruden must come up with a game plan that involves consistently throwing the ball down the field for big chunks of yards. Derek Carr can throw deep just as good as Mahomes, the Raiders ran a bunched offense designed with primarly short routes, while the Chiefs ran a more spread offense that attacked the defense with speedy receivers running multiple deep routes. Completing a pass in front of a defense allows the defense to converge on the receiver and tackle him, while completing a pass behind the defense often results in touchdowns. Once the Raiders fell behind in the 2nd Quarter after 4 Mahomes TD bombs lead the Chief to 28 non-answered points, the Raiders came out in the 2nd Half down 28-10 but continued to throw short passes. This continued through the remainder of the game, play calling that moves the ball, but also chews up the clock. This type of offense is great if your playing with a lead, but is worthless if your down by multiple scores as the Raiders were Sunday. Raiders need to return to the Al Davis' philosophy of QBs throwing deep to put more pressure on opposing defenses, like that of the offenses once led by former Raiders Greats Lamonica, Stabler and Plunkett. KNOCK ON WOOD IF YOUR WITH ME!