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Final: Raiders 26, Chiefs 16

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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  • Raider Riff

    MiamiRaider78 Says:
    October 28th, 2012 at 4:18 pm
    9 takeaways last 3 games. Love the way this D is playing and finally 2 real linebackers.

    ———–

    Nice call on the Howie Long jersey. We’re undefeated when I wear it.

    Howie Long + Girlfriend banned from the living room = Win

    Every. Time.

  • Just Win Baby

    I love the wins, I love the momentum, but we beat the 2 worst teams in the NFL. It’s a start, but we need to play tough against Denver and San Diego next time and win the div.

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    45.J Hill Says:
    October 28th, 2012 at 4:20 pm
    So what do we do with Huff when Bartell and Spencer get healthy?

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

    If it ain’t broken….

  • fingers

    That was a good Chefs D…. Their offense sucks… But that D is credible ..

  • https://twitter.com/Albert_B_Paine Albert Bigelow Paine

    Palmer wasn’t sacked today, was he? The O-line did a much better job protecting him.

  • MiamiRaider78

    I wore DMAC’s jersey backwards. LOL Way to go Raider Riff! haha

  • eastoaklandraider

    J Hill Says:
    October 28th, 2012 at 4:20 pm
    So what do we do with Huff when Bartell and Spencer get healthy?
    —————

    Huff and Bartell should be the starters for the rest of the season imo. 2 big dbs gotta love that.

  • lefty12

    J-why move him.He has earned the spot and the D is playing pretty damn good as is.

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    Miami…..

    It has to stay like that for the rest of the season now.

  • Thec

    All wins are Great no mater the final score.
    This team may not have all the talent we need however, they do have some fight and heart.

    You guys enjoy the VICTORY…

    1 NATION

  • 505raiders

    bucs will give us a fight cant wait to see where we stack up against decent competetion coming off 2 wins in row

    offense is still struggling though d looked good and played as a team but against a team that hasnt scored a td since week4 and we let them have a td

  • J Hill

    Bartell and Spencer will have a hard time getting back on the field the way the CB group is playing.

  • https://twitter.com/Albert_B_Paine Albert Bigelow Paine

    Mob Refs? Raiders had 2 penalties for 20 yards.

  • boss01

    Its amazing what a difference real NFL linebackers can make…Wheeler is a Baller, Burris is coming along…it seems they were all over the field on every play today…give Reggie credit for at least giving us real NFL linebacker play this year…I have been missing that kind of tenacity since Romo was here

  • r8eray

    Raider Riff Says:
    October 28th, 2012 at 4:22 pm
    MiamiRaider78 Says:
    October 28th, 2012 at 4:18 pm
    9 takeaways last 3 games. Love the way this D is playing and finally 2 real linebackers.

    ———–

    Nice call on the Howie Long jersey. We’re undefeated when I wear it.

    Howie Long + Girlfriend banned from the living room = Win

    Every. Time.

    =======

    Tell her to wear it next week too!!!!!

    ;)

  • lefty12

    To people complaining about McFadden-he did today just what the coaching staff has said would happen.He had 95 yards in the 2nd half because we kept pounding him.

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    Mush is right. Wait a minute. That can’t be right.

    Just win Baby.

  • MiamiRaider78

    neilb Says:
    October 28th, 2012 at 4:25 pm
    Miami…..

    It has to stay like that for the rest of the season now.
    ——

    You know it! haha. Its possible that I was the only Raider fan in America that wore DMAC’s jersey backwards. lol It worked, he got his 100.

  • eastoaklandraider

    505raiders Says:
    October 28th, 2012 at 4:25 pm
    bucs will give us a fight cant wait to see where we stack up against decent competetion coming off 2 wins in row

    offense is still struggling though d looked good and played as a team but against a team that hasnt scored a td since week4 and we let them have a td
    ——————

    that was a garbage time td doesnt mean much.

  • Just Fire Baby

    The biggest issue for our team right now is not having an NFL level punter

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Going in, KC was the 3rd offensive run team.
    The defence had a good day against KC.

    Palmer is being really patient with the receivers but for fuk’s sake, if it hits you in the hands you’re supposed to catch it.

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    I think DA should demand an extension.

    We beat the Jags and Queefs.

  • J Hill

    Yeah, I really like Huff at corner, Lefty.

    I am intrigued to see Bartell and Ross though.

    You know I like Lee though.

  • Raider Riff

    Lefty12 Says:
    October 28th, 2012 at 4:24 pm
    J-why move him.He has earned the spot and the D is playing pretty damn good as is.

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    All the intelligent semi’s agree…. Huff stays at CB. This year and come next year, move him to #2 and bring in a possible #1 if available in free agency. If not available, run the same crew next year. Our draft needs to go towards O and D line help.

  • morilla

    Good win gents, it’s been a pleasure hanging with you guys.

  • DJ Johnny

    Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    October 28th, 2012 at 4:12 pm
    raiderkoolaid Says:
    October 28th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    McFadden was horrible. Only 114 yards rushing.
    ——–
    He still had less than 4 yards a carry.

    If he had 28 for 112 that is EXACTLY 4 yards a carry.

    I thought the stat line said 114 yds. which would make it 4.2 yds. a carry.

  • eastoaklandraider

    Burris and Wheeler are the wave of our future, Mcclain seemed to play well also. However I think we will be in the mix for a new MLB this offseason, we cant pay 55 that type of money for so few plays a game.

  • VanHeathen30

    WR’s have got to step their game up next week…
    For now, GO SAINTS!

  • lefty12

    J Hill,a nice problem to have for a change.Too many good players for to few positions.

  • https://twitter.com/Albert_B_Paine Albert Bigelow Paine

    Stevie Brown with another INT

  • 505raiders

    it kind of does it shows seymore will still get sloppy towards the end of the game even though in my eyes it was a weak call

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    Stevie!

  • realtruraider

    Stevie Brown is just a fkin playmaker

  • VanHeathen30

    Stevie Brown has 3 takeaways today?
    Old regime whiffed on that one.

  • https://twitter.com/Albert_B_Paine Albert Bigelow Paine

    Reggie would have kept Stevie Brown. It’s nice having a real GM now.

  • J Hill

    Stevie Brown … GAWD DAMMIT MAYNE!!!

    Should be OUR starting FS.

  • Just Fire Baby

    By my count we will be 22nd in scoring after today, and averaging 2.2 points less per game than last year.

  • jackasspuria

    Agreed gents. Stevie Brown is on fire for the G-Men!

  • Raider Riff

    We need the Saints to show up now.

    But considering that stupid soda commercial Drew Brees has done with that queer band One Direction, he’s due to get some really bad luck. Man card… revoked.

  • valleyflyin

    I am so glad we got rid of Stevie brown

  • eastoaklandraider

    Palmer is going to the Probowl folks.

  • Tricky70390

    Stevie Brown and Sterling Moore should still be Raiders.

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    SAINTS!!!

    Enjoy the victory and the rest of the evening.

    Later Raiders.

  • Raider Riff

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    October 28th, 2012 at 4:32 pm
    By my count we will be 22nd in scoring after today, and averaging 2.2 points less per game than last year.

    ——-

    Without all the dropped passes, we are scoring at least 5-10 more points per game and probably have a winning record.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Al got rid of Stevie Brown , to sign Brandon Merriweather, who neither signed with the Raiders, or has played a game this year.

    Great job previous regime.

    Long live The Reggie

  • Raidervill

    O-line stepped up on the road and kept CP clean with no pre-snap penalties. Kudos to them. The run blocking was still pretty sorry, but they did open some creases in the 2nd half.

    I am impressed how DA and Tarver have amped up the D since the bye. With no top end pass rusher or CB’s they are handling their business and causing TO’s. That is what makes the offenses regression so frustrating.

    The O-line has to build on this performance and DMac needs to keep working. WRs have to catch the freaking ball. And Knapp has to be more creative sometimes. Tampa will be a challenge because they come in smoking on O. Keep this team improving DA.

    One Nation Baby…

  • Raider Riff

    Eastoaklandraider Says:
    October 28th, 2012 at 4:33 pm
    Palmer is going to the Probowl folks.

    —————

    With the way Huff is playing at CB, Huffy might be there with him.

    Along with Seymore, Jano, Wheeler, and maybe Burris.

    If Branch builds on this game, he’ll be in Hawaii also.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Now a nice cherry on top will be a World Series sweep and perhaps the greatest baseball team man ever created

  • raidertalk

    I don’t know if all those hits that Lechler took early–on are starting to effect him…

  • boss01

    Tricky70390 Says:
    October 28th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Stevie Brown and Sterling Moore should still be Raiders.

    ———

    We got Huff and Pat Lee with Spencer and Bartell coming back….we dont need Stevie and Sterling, Huff is our new shut down corner