Found December 23, 2011 on
Thoughts from the Dark Side:
Kansas City Chiefs
Last week was a crucial matchup for the Raiders but this week it is do or die. If they lose this game, they are out of playoff contention. In fact, there is still a chance the Raiders could fall to the bottom of the AFC West. So how they perform this week could ultimately place them from worst to first.
Keeping hope aliveThis game is the only hope for both of these teams. Whoever loses is out (with the exception of a far-fetched wildcard scenario for the Raiders). While winning is not a guarantee either, it is the only chance they have. The Raiders chances are slightly better but in losing, their chances are equal. Both of these teams will be literally fighting for their playoff lives. And with everything at stake, everything will be left on the field. Both will be looking to keep their hope alive while killing the dreams of their bitter rivals. That is the level of intensity I expect to see. It may really come down to who wants it more.Oh, by gosh, by golly, it's time for Ve...
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Oakland Raiders running back Michael Bush has been cleared to play Saturday against the Kansas City Chiefs despite a nagging shoulder injury.
Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 36-yard field goal 2:13 into overtime Saturday, giving the Oakland Raiders a 16-13 victory over Kansas City that eliminated the Chiefs from the playoff race and kept their own AFC West hopes alive.
•BIG RETURN: Wearing Marcus Allen's old No. 32, unheralded Bryan McCann ripped off a 91-yard return on the opening kickoff, blazing his way to the KC 14 and setting up an Oakland field goal. •BIG CATCH I: Carson Palmer's first long connection of the day went for six points when he found a streaking Denarius Moore on a 61-yard post pattern on second and 18 in the third quarter.
The Oakland Raiders head into their crucial game this weekend in Kansas City without four key injured players.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. As losses go, it would have been even more deflating than the preceding one.
Ed Zurga - Associated Press
Darrius Heyward-Bey (85) and Denarius Moore (17) celebrate Heyward-Bey's 53-yard catch in overtime that set up the winning field goal.
Reed Hoffmann - Associated Press
Oakland's Richard Seymour (92), grabbing Chiefs quarterback Kyle...
KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 36-yard field goal 2:13 into overtime Saturday, giving the Oakland Raiders a 16-13 victory over Kansas City that eliminated the Chiefs from the playoff race and kept their own AFC West hopes alive.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Carson Palmer didn't stand much of a chance the last time he faced the Kansas City Chiefs.