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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 Orton, blocked two 49-yard field-goal attempts by Ryan Succop, including one as time expired in regulation.
David Eulitt - Kansas City (Mo.) Star
Sebastian Janikowski (11) follows the flight of his game-ending 36-yard field goal. It was his third field goal of the game, the only miss coming from 59 yards.
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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...
With their Christmas Eve loss to the Oakland Raiders, the Kansas City Chiefs are on the clock for 2012. In two weeks we’ve seen what Romeo Crennel can do. Now it’s time to see what Jeff Fisher can do.
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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.
There have been classic rematches. Highly anticipated rematches. And then there is the dreaded rematch: Kansas City's Kyle Orton vs. Denver's Tim Tebow.
The Chiefs saw the best and worst of quarterback Kyle Orton on Saturday. They saw him throw two critical interceptions, both in Oakland territory. They saw him called for intentional grounding twice in crucial situations. They saw some of the reasons two other teams have given up on him in the last four years.
The Chiefs and the Raiders aren’t so different this time of year – they’ve both got playoff aspirations with losing records and free agent QBs hoping to lead the way there.
The winner of this game effectively eliminates the other from playoff contention. I won’t bore you with the all the exact scenarios that must happen for each to to reach the playoffs, just know that it’s...
•KEY PLAY: Javier Arenas' interception and return late in the period would have given the Chiefs the ball at the Oakland 21. But the play was wiped out by Arenas' holding penalty. •KEY STAT: Unlike last week, the Chiefs were losing in time of possession. The Raiders had the ball for almost 8 1/2 minutes.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Carson Palmer didn't stand much of a chance the last time he faced the Kansas City Chiefs.