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The Raiders playoff hopes got a boost on Saturday as they were able to stave off the Chiefs in Kansas City. The game was ugly with several turnovers and yellow flags all over the field for both teams. But the Raiders were able to pull out the win in overtime 16-13 and stay alive in the AFC West.
Things got started quickly for the Raiders as Bryan McCann took the opening kickoff...
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...
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.
For 49 of the 51 defensive snaps they played on Saturday, the Chiefs stood their ground. They yielded just 194 yards on those plays to the usually high-scoring Raiders. But those two other plays made the difference in Oakland's 16-13 overtime victory, a result that killed the Chiefs' chances to defend their AFC West championship and return to the playoffs. On one, Oakland...
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.