NFL Game Summary - Kansas City at Oakland
(Sunday, November 7th)
Final Score: Oakland 23, Kansas City 20 (OT)
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Sebastian Janikowski hit a 33-yard field goal
less than three minutes into overtime as the Oakland Raiders took a 23-20 win
over the Kansas City Chiefs in an AFC West battle.
Kansas City started with the ball in the extra session but were held to a
On the first play after getting the ball back, Jason Campbell hit Jacoby Ford
on a 47-yard diving catch and, after a run to get the ball lined up,
Janikowski calmly split the uprights for the win.
Campbell went 19-for-33 with 229 yards, one touchdown and one interception
while Ford finished the game with six catches for 148 yards and returned the
opening kickoff of the second half 94 yards for a score for the Raiders (5-4),
who go into their bye week with three straight wins, the first three-game
winning streak for the club since 2002.
"We knew since we came out of camp what type of team we can be," said Ford. "I
think we're going out there now and proving to everybody that the Raiders are
Darren McFadden had 17 carries for 89 yards and added four catches for 25
yards for Oakland, which has now matched its largest win total in a season
since winning 11 games in 2002. Oakland had won five games three times in the
seven seasons since 2002.
"It was really an ugly game in a lot of ways," said Oakland head coach Tom
Cable. "We weren't very good offensively for a while and never really got into
a rhythm. But our defense kept us in the game long enough for us to come back
and pull out the victory."
Matt Cassel was 20-for-35 with 216 yards, two scores and an interception while
Dwayne Bowe and Verran Tucker each caught a score for the Chiefs (5-3), who
were coming off an overtime win of Buffalo and had a two-game winning streak
"We just couldn't make that play to win it," said Kansas City head coach Todd
Haley. "But we fought back and held their composure. They kept fighting and
playing together. They played their hearts out, but we came up short."
Kansas City came into the game having won seven straight games in Oakland.
Trailing by four points after Janikowski's field goal made it a 17-13 game,
Kansas City was held and had to punt, but Nick Miller muffed the catch and
Kansas City came up with the ball at the Oakland 30.
Facing a 3rd-and-11 at the 20, Cassel zipped a pass into the back of the end
zone that saw Bowe come down with the ball to give the Chiefs a 20-17 lead
with 6:13 to play.
Oakland managed just one first down on its next touch before punting the ball
away and Kansas City did the same before giving the ball back to Oakland at
its own 25 with 2:06 to play.
On 3rd-and-11, Campbell hit Johnnie Lee Higgins for 12 yards to advance the
chains and a defensive holding on another third down gave Oakland a fresh set
of downs. Facing a 1st-and-20, Campbell threw a pass through the middle that
saw Ford rip the ball out of the defenders hands for a 29-yard gain. After a
spike killed the clock, Janikowski calmly booted a 41-yard field goal to send
the game to overtime.
Late in the first quarter, Oakland held the ball near midfield and lined up
for a punt on 4th-and-5. However, the team opted for the fake as the direct
snap went to Rock Cartwright, who was stopped after two yards to give the
Chiefs excellent field position.
A 30-yard interference call on Chris Johnson on 2nd-and-7 got the Chiefs into
scoring position and a five-yard catch by Tony Moeaki, which was initially
called a touchdown but overturned upon a review, made it 1st-and-goal at the
one. The next play saw a holding call push Kansas City back 10 yards, but
Cassel then lofted a pass into the left corner of the end zone where Tucker
came down with the ball.
That play was also reviewed to determine if Tucker had possession when he hit
the ground, but the call on the field stood and the Chiefs had a 7-0 lead
early in the second.
McFadden fumbled on a rush on the next drive and Wallace Gilberry recovered at
the Oakland 26.
The Chiefs were unable to get a first down, but Ryan Succop booted a 43-yard
field goal to give the Chiefs a 10-0 lead with 11:08 left in the half.
After an exchange of punts, Oakland again punted the ball and Kansas City got
a 72-yard return into the end zone by Javier Arenas, but it was nullified by
an illegal block penalty.
The Chiefs went on to eat up the next four minutes and got a 41-yard field
goal from Succop, but a holding call moved the ball back 10 yards and the team
opted to punt.
Campbell was picked off by Jon McGraw on the first play, but Cassel was
intercepted in the end zone by Jeremy Ware and Oakland killed off the rest of
Coming out of the locker room, Ford took the kickoff 94 yards to paydirt to
cut Oakland's deficit to 10-7.
Kansas City dodged a bullet as a fumble on the ensuing kickoff gave Oakland
excellent field position, but Janikowski missed a 47-yard field goal to the
The Chiefs then padded their lead with an eight-play drive that covered 56
yards and saw Succop make it a 13-7 game with a 25-yard field goal with 9:41
left in the third.
Oakland, though, answered on its next touch as a seven-play drive that covered
74 yards was capped on a two-yard pass by Campbell to Khalif Barnes for a
14-13 lead with 6:13 left in the third. The big play of the drive was a 34-
yard run by McFadden that got the ball deep into Kansas City territory.
The score remained that way until the Raiders put together a 12-play drive
that went for 75 yards and ate up close to five minutes which Janikowski
finished with a 23-yard boot between the uprights for a 17-13 lead with 9:46
Tucker's touchdown catch in the first quarter was the first reception of his
career...The Chiefs play at Denver next Sunday...The teams combined for 27
penalties in the game, which is the most in a game in the NFL this
season...Jamaal Charles led the KC rushing attack with 10 carries for 53
yards. He also had five catches for 47 yards...Oakland will play in Pittsburgh
following its week off...The Raiders have won four straight against the AFC
11/07 23:34:56 ET
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