OAKLAND – The Chiefs had a seven-game winning streak snapped in heartbreaking fashion as K Sebastian Janikowski drilled a 33-yard FG in overtime with 12:05 left in the extra period to provide the winning margin in a 23-20 victory for the Raiders. After Oakland was held scoreless in the first half, the Raiders registered 20 points in a back-and-forth second half and tied the game on a 42-yard FG by Janikowski FG to force the extra session.
QB Matt Cassel found WR Dwayne Bowe for a 20-yard TD with 6:13 left to play in the fourth quarter to give the Chiefs a 20-17 lead. After forcing Oakland to punt, the Chiefs got the ball back with 4:04 remaining in regulation. A holding penalty helped stall the Chiefs ensuing drive, turning the ball back over to the Raiders with 2:06 left in the fourth period. Oakland moved the ball 53 yards on 10 plays, including a 29-yard completion from QB Jason Campbell to WR Jacoby Ford to set up Janikowski’s 42-yard game-tying effort.
The Chiefs opened the game with a three and out, but forced an Oakland three and out as Johnson tipped the ball out of QB Jason Campbell’s hand on a third-down pass. The two teams traded punts on the next two drives.
Behind RBs Thomas Jones and Jamaal Charles, the Chiefs moved the ball into Oakland territory where a false start on fourth and one forced the Chiefs into punt formation. Kansas City shifted into an offensive set and a rush by CB Javier Arenas was stopped short of a first down, giving the ball to Oakland on downs.
On the Raiders next drive, S Eric Berry sacked Campbell to record his first career sack and push the Raiders into third and long. Facing fourth and five, Oakland direct snapped to the up back in punt formation but was stopped after only a two-yard gain by RB Jackie Battle and WR Terrance Copper, giving the Chiefs first down on the Oakland 47-yard line.
A defensive pass interference call on a deep pass to WR Chris Chambers gave the Chiefs a first down at the Oakland 14-yard line. On third and two, Cassel hit TE Tony Moeaki for five yards to the Oakland one-yard line. Moeaki’s catch was initially ruled a TD, but was challenged by the Raiders. The play was overturned, and Cassel ran for an apparent TD on the next play, but a bit of confusion ensued on the field as the down marker indicated fourth down instead of first down. A holding penalty moved the ball back to the 11-yard line. Cassel hit WR Verran Tucker in the back left corner of the end zone for an 11-yard TD to put the Chiefs up 7-0 with 14:31 left in the first half, marking Tucker’s first career TD reception.
LB Derrick Johnson forced a RB Darren McFadden fumble on Oakland’s ensuing possession that was recovered by DE Wallace Gilberry at the Oakland 26-yard line. After the turnover, Jones fumbled the ball but it was recovered by C Casey Wiegmann at the Oakland 33-yard line. After failing to pick up the first down, Succop sent a 43-yard FG through the uprights to extend the Chiefs lead to 10-0 with 11:08 left in the first half.
Arenas appeared to give the Chiefs a 17-0 lead when he returned an Oakland punt for a 72-yard TD, but the play was nullified by an illegal block in the back penalty.
Cassel hit Moeaki for 23 yards on a wheel route up the left sideline, pushing the ball to the Kansas City 47-yard line. On third and nine, Cassel connected with Copper for 20 yards. Cassel then found Bowe for nine yards. A dropped pass on third down forced Succop onto the field for a 41-yard FG attempt. A holding penalty negated the FG and pushed the attempt back to 51 yards. Succop attempted a pooch punt, but the ball rolled into the end zone for a touchback.
On the Raiders next play, S Jon McGraw intercepted a Campbell pass at the Oakland 45-yard line. Cassel found Charles for 13 yards out of the backfield and followed that up with a 19-yard strike to Bowe, moving the ball to the Oakland 13-yard line. On third down, a defensive holding penalty gave the Chiefs first and goal from the eight-yard line. On second and goal from the 14-yard line, Cassel’s pass for Moeaki was tipped and intercepted in the end zone by CB Jeremy Ware, snapping a string of 135 consecutive passes without an INT for Cassel and thwarting a golden scoring opportunity for the Chiefs. Oakland knelt on the ball to run out the clock on the first half.
The momentum took a huge swing in favor of the Raiders on the second-half kickoff when Oakland WR Jacoby Ford scampered for 94-yard TD, making the score 10-7. Arenas then fumbled the ensuing kickoff and the Raiders recovered at the Chiefs 34-yard line. McGraw nearly recorded his second interception of the day as he broke up a Campbell third-down pass. The Chiefs defense held and Janikowski’s 47-yard FG attempt went wide left, leaving the Chiefs lead at 10-7 with 13:11 left in the third quarter.
Two Oakland penalties gave the Chiefs first downs on their next drive as Cassel hit WR Chris Chambers for six yards and Moeaki for seven yards to move the ball. After Charles picked up 13 yards, Cassel was dropped for a nine-yard loss before Charles took a screen pass 11 yards to the Oakland six-yard line. After a one-yard sack, Succop nailed a 25-yard FG to make the Kansas City lead 13-7 with 9:41 left in the third period.
Campbell found Ford for a 16-yard gain, then McFadden reeled off a 34-yard run, moving the ball to the Chiefs 24-yard line. On third and four, Campbell found McFadden out of the backfield for 16 yards, putting the Raiders to the KC two-yard line. On second and goal, Campbell found T Khalif Barnes, who had reported as an eligible receiver, in the end zone to cap the six-play, 74-yard drive, giving Oakland a 14-13 lead with 6:13 left to play in the third quarter.
After a Chiefs three and out, LB Tamba Hali recorded a sack of Campbell while Berry registered his second sack of the day on the following play, forcing a Raiders punt. The Chiefs crossed midfield on their next possession, but were forced to punt when faced with fourth and 15.
McFadden opened the Raiders next drive with three straight runs before Campbell found WR Johnnie Lee Higgins for 12 yards and a first down, moving the ball into Chiefs territory. On third and eight, Campbell found Ford and he was falling to the ground for a 37-yard gain to the Chiefs seven-yard line. After the Raiders picked up two yards on first down, CB Brandon Flowers and Arenas broke up passes on consecutive plays, forcing Janikowski to kick a 23-yard FG, putting the Raiders up 17-13 with 9:46 left in the game.
The Chiefs went three and out but LS Thomas Gafford forced a fumble on the Oakland punt return that was recovered by Tucker at the Oakland 30-yard line. Facing third and 11, Cassel hit Bowe in the end zone for a 20-yard TD, giving the Chiefs the 20-17 lead with 6:13 left to play in the game.
Johnson stuff McFadden for a one-yard loss on second down and Gilberry dropped Campbell for a four-yard sack on third and 11, forcing Oakland to punt the ball away.
Kansas City took over on its own 45-yard line. After three straight rushes, Cassel’s pass for Bowe fell incomplete, sending P Dustin Colquitt onto the field.
Following the punt, Oakland moved the ball to the Kansas City 41-yard line before a holding penalty moved them back to the Oakland 49-yard line. Campbell hit Ford for 29 yards and a first down. Oakland spiked the ball and Janikowski kicked a 42-yard FG to tie the game at 20-20 with 0:03 left to play. Regulation ended on the ensuing kickoff, sending the game into overtime.
Kansas City got the ball to start overtime but went three and out, giving Oakland the ball at its own 38-yard line. On Oakland’s first play, Campbell hit Ford for a 47-yard gain to the KC 15-yard line. Ford finished the game with six catches for 148 yards. After a rush for no gain, Janikowski gave the Raiders the victory on a 33-yard FG.