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Final: Raiders 26, Chiefs 16

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Sunday, October 28th, 2012 at 4:07 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders inserted themselves into the AFC West picture with the help of four Sebastian Janikowski field goals and two touchdown passes from Carson Palmer in a 26-16 win Sunday over the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.

Oakland’s second straight win and sixth in a row in Kansas City improved its record to 3-4, the same as the San Diego Chargers, with Denver, 3-3, playing New Orleans Sunday night.

Kansas City, 1-6, came into the game with a league-worst minus-15 turnover differential, and true to form, coughed the ball up four times to once for Oakland.

Two of the Chiefs miscues were unforced, with Javier Arenas muffing a punt that led to a 9-yard Palmer-to-Denarius Moore touchdown and a fumbled snap by Matt Cassel leading to Janikowski’s 29-yard field goal.

A third turnover, an interception by Matt Giordano against starter Brady Quinn, also led to a Janikowski field goal. An interception by Pat Lee near the Raiders goal line with 4:58 to play sent what was left of the 74,730 in attendance streaming for the exits.

The Raiders had just one turnover on the game’s first play _ a deep throw intended for Darrius Heyward-Bey that was intercepted by former Oakland cornerback Stanford Routt.

Routt struggled the rest of the day, and missed a one-on-one tackle on Heyward-Bey’s 32-yard touchdown pass from Palmer to cap an 80-yard drive and give Oakland a 23-9 lead with 5:40 left in the third quarter.

Janikowski, now 32-for-36 on field goal attempts at Arrowhead, connected from 36, 35, 29 and 32 yards _ the final conversion coming after he missed at 37 with the Chiefs jumping offsides.

The Chiefs had field goals from Ryan Succup of 32, 52 and 52 yards, and finally broke through for a touchdown pass from Cassel to Dexter McCluster from 10 yards out with 2:27 remaining.

Quinn was forced to leave the game in the first half with a head injury after throwing just four passes.

As evidenced by the four field goals, the Raiders execution deep in Kansas City territory left something to be desired, but the Raiders defense allowed only three field goals by Ryan Succup from distances of 30, 42 and 52 yards.

Running back Darren McFadden, bottled up for much of the day, got enough yards late with the Raiders protecting a lead to finish with 112 yards on 28 carries, his second 100-yard game of the season.

Defensively, the Raiders pressured Quinn and Cassel throughout, with Rolando McClain, Philip Wheeler and Richard Seymour recording sacks.

The Raiders, who struggled protecting the passer in last week’s 26-23 overtime win over Jacksonville, did well in that area against the Chiefs. Palmer was not sacked and had plenty of time to throw throughout.

Oakland, which had 21 penalties in the last two games, had just two for 25 yards against the Chiefs.

The Raiders return home next week against Tampa Bay with a chance to get to .500.

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  • DJ Johnny

    Since we have a poster who always trashes Palmer for WINS and how they are the true measure of a QB, I guess Luck is “light years” ahead of RG 3 right now.

    Hey. No excuses. Gotta win the game. Lol.

  • fingers

    Watched the end of that Giants / Cowboys…. Pretty good game

  • DJ Johnny

    …and since Palmer has more TD’s than int’s some have to pull “total turnovers” out of their arse.

    Can we then fairly ADD dropped passes to the QB’s stat line?

  • jackasspuria

    Raidertalk

    Jerry Rice couldn’t catch a cold at times his rookie year. Not saying Streater will ever approach Rice status, however, if the GOAT had a case of dropsies his rookie year, any WR can.

  • Dakota

    Much more impressive win than last week. Two crap teams, but at least this week we looked like an NFL team.

    A little progress.

  • VaRaiderNation

    Noticed something else about our D, most of our defenders joined the big hit club for today’s game. Branch, Burris, Wheeler, McClain, Kelly, Gio, and I’m probably forgetting one or two. All of those guys had one or more solid, bone-crunching hits…much better than the old whiff and extra yardage we were so used to seeing through the years.

  • MiamiRaider78

    Hopefully we don’t have to read anymore, if Hue, when Hue was here, Cable this…Also, great for Stevie Brown but he’s not a Raider anymore.

  • lefty12

    DJ,this isn’t the time.This is a time to enjoy a win.Everyone knows the person you are talking about has an agenda and doesn’t really support the TEAM.Why bring him up now?He’ll be here next week and you’ll have plenty of time to correct him.

  • chuck

    No one is complaint about winning if you are paying attention,what I said was we should win those games like green bay won today but we need to get better and lefty I bet if you ask any green bay fan or player they will tell you they have to play better.

  • lefty12

    Chuck,ever game players and coaches will say they need to improve and play better,that isn’t the issue.Too many come here after any win and make statements that we played a lousy team,we were lucky,the officials gave us the game,etc.When we win,we should be happy with the win-no matter who it was against.Don’t downplay it.In the NFL,a win is a win

  • DJ Johnny

    If every team beat who they are supposed to beat then New England and GB would be undefeated every year.

  • DJ Johnny

    lefty12 Says:
    October 28th, 2012 at 5:09 pm
    DJ,this isn’t the time.This is a time to enjoy a win.Everyone knows the person you are talking about has an agenda and doesn’t really support the TEAM.Why bring him up now?He’ll be here next week and you’ll have plenty of time to correct him.

    You’re right. I couldn’t help myself.

  • lefty12

    I’m also getting tired of hearing every time we win that we played the worst team in the league,we should have won.People were b!otching after the Miami game that we lost to the worst team in the league.They don’t look nearly like the worst team now.

  • fingers

    Fk the Buck An Ears …..

  • RaiderRetribution

    Huff a much better cornerback than a free safety.

    At cb he’s earning his contract, the dollars make much more sense now.

    Lee & Hanson have vastly improved; ball hawks.

    When Spencer and Bartell return, they will have to earn their first team positions.

    Raiders will be deep at cb.

  • RaiderReggie

    How bout them Raiders! Reggie McKenzie will have the Raiders in the Super Bowl in two years.

  • fingers

    Love to see the Saints beat Bobblehead …

  • mcfadden20.

    Pat Lee int was a nice sight… We didn’t just knock 1 qb out , we knocked 2 qb’s out.. Cassel stayed there because they had no one to defend that ish…

  • mcfadden20.

    What we really need to get better at are those WR bubble screens or whatever u want to call them… Denver killed us with those and KC had success when they did that

  • VanHeathen30

    Wouldn’t mind seeing NO send the bobble head into retirement…
    Should be a good game.

  • RaiderRetribution

    Moore, Streater, and McFadden had drop passes, that cost at least one TD and one first down.

    Raiders still one by double digits; that should tell us something.

  • fingers

    Gawd I hate the Donks….

  • Raider Riff

    Raidertalk Says:
    October 28th, 2012 at 4:52 pm
    J Hill Says:
    October 28th, 2012 at 4:46 pm
    Streater or Criner will be that “possession” WR we need.
    ——————————————————
    Maybe in their next reincarnation.
    Criner has a Jamarcus type work ethic (still has not learned the playbook; tried to hold-out as a low round draft pick; and often injured)

    Streater has potential, but how many true NFL level possession WRs fumbled and dropped so many passes their first year?

    ———

    Does the name Jerry Rice ring a bell?

  • DJ Johnny

    1-4 has always been a dagger for a team w/ any aspirations…but here we are…if Brees and the Saints can come thru we are tied for 1st.

  • morilla

    I rarely say this, but Kelly and Seymour were whipping the sh:t out of their guys all game long. Someone might have slipped them some trucker speed.

  • mcfadden20.

    See when we win the trolls aren’t here, there is hardly any post for awhile but when we lose this sh1t is off the hook. SUlly and Company takes this blog to another level with all the bs thats on their mind

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    RaiderReggie Says:
    October 28th, 2012 at 5:19 pm
    How bout them Raiders! Reggie McKenzie will have the Raiders in the Super Bowl in two years.

    ==========================================

    I’d give it more like four years. However, your main point is correct. ALL HAIL REGGIE AND DENNIS!

  • VanHeathen30

    Wonder if Beechum has ever cut a “duet” with Faith Hill?
    C’mon Beech, I know you got it in you…

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders Silverandblack666

    That’s 3QB KNOCK OUT’S! in 2 weeks!

    Like Al used to say the QB has to go down hard…

  • mcfadden20.

    DJ Johnny Says:
    October 28th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    1-4 has always been a dagger for a team w/ any aspirations…but here we are…if Brees and the Saints can come thru we are tied for 1st.

    I told guys in here , we will be in this sh1t pretty soon and but guys like MARK and others were like O we got no chance start fighting for # 1 pick … WHere are those losers at now?

  • RaiderRetribution

    Moore three consecutive games with a TD reception.

    Raiders’ go-to WR.

  • DJ Johnny

    This is total b.s.

    They had Raiders scheduled (highlights) after the break and they just skipped it entirely w/ no explanation.

    WTH?

  • VanHeathen30

    DA is surely finding his way as an HC.
    Reggie has got us some talent, but ran some off too.
    Time will tell, but Wheeler, Burris, Streeter all look like staples for this team.

  • mcfadden20.

    New Post

  • jesusraiderjim

    Better strap in on next wek boys T.B. had a back with about 180+ total yards today. Great win Today though!!!!

  • DJ Johnny

    VanHeathen30 Says:
    October 28th, 2012 at 5:24 pm
    Wonder if Beechum has ever cut a “duet” with Faith Hill?
    C’mon Beech, I know you got it in you…

    I think she sang backup on his 2 kewl for skewl band’s song “Summer Bummer”.

    Not for sure though. It was either her or Miley Cyrus.

  • chuck

    Maybe we can all agree on one,Go Saints

  • Plunketthead

    Fielder is stealing money

  • RaiderRetribution

    Heyward-Bey becoming a consistent WR.

    Streater still growing, tough catch, good to see Palmer instructing him on the sideline when he purposely underthrew him in the red zone, but R.S. kept running; and HC Allen holding him accountable after dropping the pass in the red zone; tells me they see extreme potential and improvement, even though he has been productive; solid special teams securing the onside kick.