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Final: Raiders 15, Chiefs 0

The Raiders snapped a six-game losing streak the old-fashioned way Sunday, dominating both sides of the line of scrimmage and riding five field goals by Sebastian Janikowski to a 15-0 win over the Kansas City Chiefs at O.co Coliseum.

It was Oakland’s first win since Oct. 28, also against Kansas City, and the first home victory since a 26-23 overtime win over Jacksonville on Oct. 21.

The Raiders improved to 4-10 in their home finale with a stifling defensive effort against a poor Kansas City team which fell to 2-12 and has the inside track on the top pick in the NFL draft.

It was the first shutout by the Raiders since a 24-0 win over the Chiefs in the 2002 regular-season finale, the year they won the AFC championship and advanced to the Super Bowl.

Janikowski converted 5 of 6 field goals attempts from distances of 20, 50, 57, 30 and 41 yards and also missed from 51 yards.

Quarterback Carson Palmer completed 18 of 29 passes for 178 yards but was unable to get the Raiders in the end zone despite playing most of the game with advantageous down and distance.

What the Raiders lacked the ability to turn yardage into touchdowns, they controlled the game and the clock in a game that was never really in doubt.

Running back Darren McFadden rushed for 110 yards on 30 carries to lead a 201-yard rushing attack, the Raiders’ biggest output of the season. Backup running back Mike Goodson contributed 89 yards on 13 carries.

Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn often didn’t have time to throw _ he was sacked four times _ and was inept when he did have receivers in the clear. Quinn was 18 of 32 for 136 yards and one interception by Joselio Hanson.

The Chiefs didn’t record their initial first down until 5:30 remained in the first quarter, at which time Oakland already had 16 first downs. Running back Jamal Charles had just 10 yards on nine carries, accounting for all of Kansas City’s rushing yardage.

At halftime, the Raiders led only 9-0 on Janikowski’s first three field goals but had piled up a 198-17 advantage in total offense.

The Raiders looked to be headed into the half leading onl 6-0 after Janikowski missed from 51 yards away, but the Chiefs took all of 32 seconds to go three-and-out and give the Raiders the ball back with 56 seconds left from their own 9-yard line.

From there, quarterback Carson Palmer completed passes of 9 and 15 yards to Rod Streater and 7 yards each to Darren McFadden and Denarius Moore. A 14-yard strike To Brandon Myers with nine seconds left in the half enabled Janikowski to connect from 57 yards just before halftime.

The Raiders finish the season on the road with games at Carolina and San Diego.

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  • DJ Johnny

    ..no better than we do.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I’ve heard rumors the Lions are souring on Suh quite some.

    I would offer them McFadden (sign and trade if need be) along with a 2014 first round pick for him and see if that is enough.

  • Priesttj12

    When I say our team is demoralized people mistake it for they wont play hard. You have to play hard or you’ll get embarrassed and hurt. What I mean is they’re playing for themselves instead of as a team. Cohesion is important and chemistry is important. When players see things aren’t right they look out for their careers because that’s really all they have.

    When a great HC comes in the players want to be led so if the can buy into his program as a team you have chemistry. That’s when you start playing for each other and the coaches it’s hard to explain but it’s easy to see when you see it.

    That in a nutshell is the difference between the Niners and the Raiders. ,leadership and coaching………period

  • Just Fire Baby

    And I wouldn’t mind Jim Schwartz as our DC next season.

    Tarver is too geeky for me.

  • MiamiRaider78

    454

    In a heartbeat.

  • Just Fire Baby

    When the game ended, I saw a hanful of players (Veldheer, MM34 mainly) go up and give props to DA.

    First person those two players approached.

    Honestly, those two might be 2 of our best 10 players we return next year.

    MM34 is carving a nice niche as a 3rd down blitzer.

    Very Carnell Lake like.

  • lefty12

    Alias,aka fake KK-I hated Harbaugh before he became coach of your beloved whiners.I hated the whiners before they had their 12 year run.Our run was for 18 years,BTW.Sure i hated their run,just like I hated it when the Donkeys won,NE went on their run,and when the Colts dominated.I hate it when any team but the Oakland Raiders win.Lucky for you ,you weren’t born when the Raiders were great and your Whiners were the joke of the NFL.

  • rudegruden

    RaiderRetribution Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 9:05 pm
    Rude #431, Reggie inherited the worse cap scenario in the history of the NFL, with a roster full of players who felt they were/are entitled to Davis’ paychecks.
    —————

    I didn’t know Reggie had his own login to this site.

  • Chris in NY

    beach Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 9:07 pm
    I still like Atlanta in the NFC. They do not lose at home.

    ————————

    I don’t necessarily agree, but one thing that jumps out at you if you watch really good, really consistent offenses like ATL and NE is they have brilliant move-the-chains receivers. For ATL that’s Tony Gonzalez. For the Pats it’s Welker.

    We don’t have one of those. At all. The only guy who you might remotely consider a move-the-chains guy is Myers. Myers is really not very good. He accumulates stats basically because he can find little openings in the zone and position himself against defenders where he can pick up 5 yard gains and because our receivers rarely get open. Myers looks terrible as a blocker more often than not and while he catches some balls, I’m not sure he’s made a defender miss all season.

  • DJ Johnny

    We don’t know for sure that Reggie inherited the worst situation in nfl history.

    We’d have to meticulously breakdown all 32 teams over the last 30 yr’s just to say it is the worst in modern day nfl.

    It SEEMS it was a horrible situation and some slack is merited, but the great teams…leaders…gm’s, coaches…don’t make excuses.

    Does every successful team in the nfl have a balanced budget? I don’t know. I don’t think so.

    I do believe that there were some out of whack contracts and that Al did indeed overpay for marginal talent but at some point we have to say enuff is enuff with excuses.

  • Priesttj12

    Harbaugh is a great leader always was he understand what makes players tick and how to get the going in the right direction.

    DA has a lot to learn in those areas he basically divides his own team by stuff like what he did today. Players wont say anything but they know they don’t like it. No one wants to see their team mate get embarrassed like that by the coach who’s supposed to be leading them.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Myers is average.

    Good in some area’s (hands mostly and getting a release of the LOS) but below average in others.

    Maybe The Reggie will think he can get through to Jermichael Finley, as word was today that the Packers are done with him and his antics at year end.

  • papertiger418

    If we had the replacement kick-off in place, Brady would’ve had to convert a 4th and 15 from his own 30 just now. I hate Brady, but how exciting would that have been?

  • Just Fire Baby

    but at some point we have to say enuff is enuff with excuses.

    ************************

    Absolutely. It is year end 2013.

    You can’t hire a GM, give him a supp 3rd round pick and bad cap situation and tell him he has one year or he is toast.

    If that were the case, might as well not hired him, saved the cash and just asked the Magic 8-ball to be the GM.

  • RaiderSam

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 9:21 pm
    but at some point we have to say enuff is enuff with excuses.

    ************************

    Absolutely. It is year end 2013.

    You can’t hire a GM, give him a supp 3rd round pick and bad cap situation and tell him he has one year or he is toast.

    If that were the case, might as well not hired him, saved the cash and just asked the Magic 8-ball to be the GM.

    ========

    Maybe the new era begins next year – the right draft picks, the right plays and it all comes together.

    It just wasnt meant to be this year?

  • Chris in NY

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 9:12 pm
    I’ve heard rumors the Lions are souring on Suh quite some.

    I would offer them McFadden (sign and trade if need be) along with a 2014 first round pick for him and see if that is enough.

    —————————-

    No thanks. Suh is a physically dominant guy, but I’ve seen more than one analyst break down tape that shows him playing undisciplined and basically being the culprit on a lot of blown plays by the Lions defense because of it. If the Lions have soured on him, I’m sure it’s more because of this sort of thing than anything else.

    McFadden under Hue was one of the best RBs in football. No way do I trade him and a 2014 first rounder for Suh. Maybe one or the other. Definitely not both.

    Gotta remember too that with the new rookie salary structure the 2014 first rounder will make far less than Suh and we’ll have him locked up longer.

  • Just Fire Baby

    What player got embarressed today?

    Pryor? He got a series, based scictly off being a draft pick and nothing else.

    I’m sure there were O-lineman and WR’s in the game wondering why the hell he was in the huddle to begin with.

    DHB didn’t seem too interested in running a route for him.

  • RaiderSam

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 9:19 pm
    Myers is average.

    Good in some area’s (hands mostly and getting a release of the LOS) but below average in others.

    Maybe The Reggie will think he can get through to Jermichael Finley, as word was today that the Packers are done with him and his antics at year end.

    =======

    Or Notre Dame’s Tyler Eifert in the later rounds – he might be as good as a no. 1 receiver (as a tight end) – or would Greg Knapp be too conservative and stupid to even utilize him?

  • Just Fire Baby

    NO excuses for McKenzie by the end of next year.

    His first round pick has to be a clear-cut baller. He has to make a splash (a good one, not a belly-flop) in the FA market. He has to figure out the cap, not only for 2013 but beyond.

    Lots of work ahead. We will see if he is up to it.

  • Chris in NY

    Eifert will be a top 20 pick. Top 25 at worst.

  • Just Fire Baby

    McFadden under Hue was one of the best RBs in football.

    ************************

    You mean under Tom Cable?

    That hybrid O-line Tommy had going in 2010 was awesome.

    And Al said he would have fired him even if he made the playoffs that year. After we beat the Chiefs week 17, he was nearly mobbed by half the sideline.

    It’s been all downhill since then. He is looking great in Seattle and will be a HC well before Hue is even interviewed for one.

  • rudegruden

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 9:21 pm
    but at some point we have to say enuff is enuff with excuses.

    ************************

    Absolutely. It is year end 2013.

    You can’t hire a GM, give him a supp 3rd round pick and bad cap situation and tell him he has one year or he is toast.

    If that were the case, might as well not hired him, saved the cash and just asked the Magic 8-ball to be the GM.

    ——————
    I think we should Reggie another year. However, for him to come out publicly and use the salary cap as an excuse to get worse from year to year is a joke. He wanted to completely start over and he needs to be held accountable. We have hit rock bottom and Reggie’s decisions have played a big roll with that. He needs to prove himself and prove himself quickly. To say we didn’t prove over last year because of the cap could be understandable, but to look this bad, regress this bad and have that as your excuse is just wrong.

  • RaiderRetribution

    Rude you must be hoping we had keep/resign Routt. Where is he now, couldn’t even cut it on Kansas City’s sorry secondary? What’s Boss done? What has Murphy accomplished? Or that overpaid de/lb pass rushing specialist done, I don’t even remember his name?

    Goodson has been a solid backup; Reece far more important than Bush to our Raiders.

    Jason Campbell got stabbed in the back by Hue, not Reggie.

    That the Raiders did not have a first, second, or true (compliant with our record and could be traded) was Al & Hue’s fault, not Reggie’s.

  • Just Fire Baby

    We have hit rock bottom

    ******************************

    Rock bottom?

    Far from it. We went 5-11 for like 6 straight years.

  • UCLA Raiders

    Raiders coach Dennis Allen apparently made it clear to the CBS crew doing the game that Palmer is his “quarterback of the future,” and that Pryor is a wrinkle.
    ———————-
    What does this mean? Is DA asking to be fired like Lane was? Clearly the owner has said he wanted to see Pryor play. Fans wants to see him play. And yet DA puts Pryor in for three plays and calls two run plays and another pocket pass? R U kiddin’ me? Up by 15 points he still didn’t put him back in. Romo called DA out after the game saying the same thing.
    I’m telling you guys DA is asking to be fired now and pocket $12M “Kiffin” style. I sure hope Mark Davis obliges him.

  • Chris in NY

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 9:27 pm
    McFadden under Hue was one of the best RBs in football.

    ************************

    You mean under Tom Cable?

    That hybrid O-line Tommy had going in 2010 was awesome.

    And Al said he would have fired him even if he made the playoffs that year. After we beat the Chiefs week 17, he was nearly mobbed by half the sideline.

    It’s been all downhill since then. He is looking great in Seattle and will be a HC well before Hue is even interviewed for one.

    ———————–

    It’s been well documented that Hue was running the offense in 2010 and obviously in 2011. It’s even been said that Hue was the de facto head coach in 2010. McFadden had his breakout year in 2010 under Hue’s new scheme. He was the best RB in football through 6 games in Hue’s second season with the Raiders. Cable had always been strictly a ZBS guy and McFadden struggled in the system in those rare instances when Cable would play him in lieu of Fargas.

    Cable was 4-8 and 5-11 before Hue’s arrival. Then he went 8-8 with Hue running the offense. Then Hue went 8-8 without Cable. Now we’re 4-10.

    Are we really still “hip-hip-hooraying” Tom Cable?

  • rudegruden

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 9:30 pm
    We have hit rock bottom

    ******************************

    Rock bottom?

    Far from it. We went 5-11 for like 6 straight years.
    ————-

    You really think we can get worse?

  • rudegruden

    RaiderRetribution Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 9:30 pm
    Rude you must be hoping we had keep/resign Routt. Where is he now, couldn’t even cut it on Kansas City’s sorry secondary? What’s Boss done? What has Murphy accomplished? Or that overpaid de/lb pass rushing specialist done, I don’t even remember his name?

    Goodson has been a solid backup; Reece far more important than Bush to our Raiders.

    Jason Campbell got stabbed in the back by Hue, not Reggie.

    That the Raiders did not have a first, second, or true (compliant with our record and could be traded) was Al & Hue’s fault, not Reggie’s.
    ——————
    At no point did I mention the above. Not sure where you got that from.

    My point simple Reggie has blown up the team and currently we are worse for it. Reggie then goes on record and used the cap as an excuse. Top execs don’t use excuses especially on the record.

  • Chris in NY

    rudegruden Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 9:33 pm
    Just Fire Baby Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 9:30 pm
    We have hit rock bottom

    ******************************

    Rock bottom?

    Far from it. We went 5-11 for like 6 straight years.
    ————-

    You really think we can get worse?

    —————————

    I think rock bottom may be the day when the Raiders announce DA and Co. are returning for the 2013 season.

  • 504 Raider

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 8:50 pm
    I was not in favor of drafting Honey Badger, I don’t think he will ever amount to anything defensively.

    But we HAVE TO figure out this return game thing. We have lost 8 fumbled punts since we last returned one for a TD. We have guys averaging 3 yards a return back there.

    They can’t even execute a f’n fair catch and cost us field position constantly.

    Enough is enough. Draft the spice smoking midget as a return man only.

    ————————————————————————————————————–
    If we got Mathieu as a return man we would be looking for another return man the following year. Dude is too good as a defensive player to risk on returns.

    He is better than Joselio Hanson right now (if he ain’t high and in shape).

  • RaiderRetribution

    We were regressing at the end of last season; we were 7-4; went 1-4 last five games of the season.

  • Chris in NY

    I’m out.

  • 504 Raider

    That’s it for me Nation! Thanks Necktie

  • beach

    Why does every sports city have new stadiums except the city of Oakland? It is really a sad story! 49ers and Giants have everything, and we have nothing!

  • RaiderRetribution

    Rude, I’m just pointing out the moves Reggie made with last seasons roster.

    Only semi-bad move Reggie has made has been losing Satele for Brisiel.

    We were all excited to see Wisniewski move to center.

    Allen hiring Knapp has been the crux of the season. Reggie needed to give DA autonomy in hiring his own coaching staff or we have no shot at hiring a Cowher, Dungy, Johnson, etc…

  • dr_robert

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 9:01 am
    Today Palmer faces a gut check. If he has a pulse he will recognize that Pryor is being evaluated & the long term Implications of this move. Any time a qb doesnt win & turns the ball over like Carson has in his tryout season the. Is told to hit the bench for any snaps he should know to have his Travel agent on Speed dial.

    What if Carson plays poorly like he has over this six game skid? Could he further erode the gm & owners confidence? What if Pryor makes a big play in his limited snaps, without even having he benefit of increases practice reps?

    Pryor has a chance to force his way onto the field & into a full honest competition for next season.

    If I were knapp & Allen I would do everything in my power to prep pryor. If he does well & adds a spark it could quiet down the critics of knapp and Allen and justify their return & possibly even build excitement for the team. Ext year.

    We already know Carson & knapp together have not delivered.

    ********

    missdick, u make urself look more ridiculous with every post.

    palmer’s tryout season. hilarious.

    he has eroded reggie’s and mark’s confidence? never heard that from anyone outside of this blog.

    pryor looked like he’s really knocking on the door today huh?

    u would do everything u could to prep pryor? really? i wouldn’t have guessed.

    pryor looked “space-age” today.

    LOL.

  • http://www.kellisafag.com KoolKell

    lefty12 Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Alias,aka fake KK-I hated Harbaugh before he became coach of your beloved whiners.I hated the whiners before they had their 12 year run.Our run was for 18 years,BTW.Sure i hated their run,just like I hated it when the Donkeys won,NE went on their run,and when the Colts dominated.I hate it when any team but the Oakland Raiders win.Lucky for you ,you weren’t born when the Raiders were great and your Whiners were the joke of the NFL.
    =====================
    You’re a liar. You didn’t give a damn about harbaugh before he was with the Niners. why would you? What did harbaugh do that would make an old grown man say he hates him?
    All of us hate it when Raiders don’t win (niners might be your familys team, hence you crying when they win, but not mine) but you have a full blown meltdown whenever the Niners are mentioned. So yeah, they pretty much own your sorryass, much like I do on this board.

    And the last time Raiders were great? Anyone who was alive for that stretch is retired now. Much like your brain, and balls have.

  • RaiderRetribution

    Pelosi is your rep.

  • http://www.kellisafag.com KoolKell

    beach Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Why does every sports city have new stadiums except the city of Oakland? It is really a sad story! 49ers and Giants have everything, and we have nothing!
    ——————
    Shouldn’t have said that. Lefty is going to blow a head gasket now. That bubblelicious bootbutt.

  • nycraider

    RaiderRetribution Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 9:52 pm
    Rude, I’m just pointing out the moves Reggie made with last seasons roster.

    Only semi-bad move Reggie has made has been losing Satele for Brisiel.

    We were all excited to see Wisniewski move to center.

    Allen hiring Knapp has been the crux of the season. Reggie needed to give DA autonomy in hiring his own coaching staff or we have no shot at hiring a Cowher, Dungy, Johnson, etc…
    ——————————-
    how do you explain signing seymour to a new contract that hits our cap by 5+ miil when hes cut next year, what about the franchising branch than giving him long term contract, or signing bartell as a number 1 cb then cutting him.. add brisel, spencer and you have a gm who had a bad year.

  • 2-14

    been designing plays all week, huh? two hand offs and a patented Nap slant into triple coverage… what a joke this staff is.

  • alex7

    this:

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    but at some point we have to say enuff is enuff with excuses.

    ************************

    Absolutely. It is year end 2013.

    You can’t hire a GM, give him a supp 3rd round pick and bad cap situation and tell him he has one year or he is toast.

    ————–

    I’m giving Reggie ’til 2014. Our roster is THAT bad and NO team turns it around in 2 years without a LEGIT QB. No team does.

  • dr_robert

    notes from today:

    the team has NOT quit on DA. lots of hustle. maybe mcclain’s absence has had a positive effect.

    maybe dmc is healthy now.

    i told u guys in preseason goodson was a good back.

    where’s reece?

    houston is a player.

    i like bilukidi. he was getting after it.

    let’s face it though. we looked better today cuz we were facing perhaps the worst team in the nfl, and we still only won 15-0.

    must be palmer’s fault. cuz i know the two handoffs and one errant throw from pryor (now that he’s used to dressing) looked like he could be a top-3 qb. immediate upgrade over that horrible palmer guy.

  • alex7

    2-14

    I wasn’t aware that Pryor only had one WR to throw to on that pass.

    Oh wait, he’s NEVER been a QB who makes good decisions.

  • Gdog

    A shut out win and all I see here is whining and people ready to jump off a bridge because they didn’t get to see more of Pryor.

    We WON.

    The team looked fired up… especially on defense. Why it took 13 games, who knows… but I am looking for improvement over regression. I saw improvement… next game… lets win that too! Baby steps before we fire Knapp!

  • 2romes

    I am always happy when the Raiders win. The Drsft pick thing has to play itself out. Good D!!! always good D with a goose egg. KC is one of the worst teams in the NFL so I would the to see the Raiders carry over this energy with another evenly match team next week.

    The NE and SF game was great. Can’t hardly wait until the Raiders get there again!!!

  • Gdog

    dr_robert Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    notes from today:

    the team has NOT quit on DA. lots of hustle. maybe mcclain’s absence has had a positive effect.

    maybe dmc is healthy now.

    i told u guys in preseason goodson was a good back.

    where’s reece?

    houston is a player.

    i like bilukidi. he was getting after it.

    let’s face it though. we looked better today cuz we were facing perhaps the worst team in the nfl, and we still only won 15-0.

    must be palmer’s fault. cuz i know the two handoffs and one errant throw from pryor (now that he’s used to dressing) looked like he could be a top-3 qb. immediate upgrade over that horrible palmer guy.

    >>>>

    You are missing the boat. This was the worst game of the season because Pryor was supposed to play more and he was sometimes good in college so that means he will lead us to the SB if only he gets more chances.

    This forum should be renamed the Pryor Fan Club Cheerleaders.

  • alex7

    lol

    And we HAVE to fire DA and Reggie so that better coaches and GMs will come here.

    Because OBVIOUSLY firing coaches every two years has brought us AMAZING coaches knocking our doors down.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    It has nothing to do with Pryor. This win was a fools gold game if i Ever seen one.

    It was straight comical what the chiefs were doing. Clearly they were just messing around and tried to lose this game. Raiders could only get FG’s lol. Chiefs are horrible.

    Lol at Raiders getting all exciting like they were beating someone worth a dayummm. Calm down bro.. u guys beat the chiefs and it was not pretty

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    The last win 7 weeks ago was against the chiefs lol