Turnovers have plagued the Chiefs all season, and cost them dearly late in the first half when Javier Arenas muffed a punt, Jon Condo recovered, and Carson Palmer hit Denarius Moore for a 9-yard touchdown pass on third down with 49 seconds left in the half.
It had been a battle of field goals up until then _ two by Sebastian Janikowski and two by Ryan Succup.
Starting quarterback Brady Quinn left with a head injury, with much-maligned (in Kansas City) starter Matt Cassel taking over and providing a spark. Assuming Quinn can’t return, the Raiders are one big hit against the quarterback from making things very interesting. Chiefs No. 3 quarterback Ricky Stanzi is inactive.