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Final: Raiders 15, Chiefs 0

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Sunday, December 16th, 2012 at 4:17 pm in Oakland Raiders.

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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  • Chris in NY

    Very mixed feelings about this one, even as it was going on.

    I often found myself rooting for individual Raiders to make plays, but also rooting for KC’s offense to rally late and beat us.

    As it ended, I did not at all feel good about the win. Would’ve been better to lose, keep the high pick and hopefully get this entire coaching staff packed away.

    The Chiefs are HOLY SHlT terrible. This win proves absolutely nothing and could cost us significantly in the long run.

  • http://www.kellisafag.com KoolKell

    Gotta go. 8:30 on Sunday nights is when the Mrs expects me to massage her feet.

  • Los Raida Locos

    Harbaugh has got to be concerned right now. Notice how the camera doesn’t show his wet spot where he’s been pissing his pants.

  • DJ Johnny

    Raider Riff Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 8:32 pm
    DJ Johnny Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 8:27 pm
    Raider Riff Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 8:25 pm
    It’s gut check time for the Niners. This one is gonna sting.

    They shoulda known better. Bellicheat wasnt going to roll over that easy.

    Are u a Raider AND niner fan too?

    ———

    Are you serious?

    Im rooting for Al Queda in this matchup. But sadly, NFL security has done their job.

    All good. I know we have some niner sympathizers here.

  • MaddenRaiderisadouchebag

    Chris In NY Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 8:34 pm
    Very mixed feelings about this one, even as it was going on.

    I often found myself rooting for individual Raiders to make plays, but also rooting for KC’s offense to rally late and beat us.

    As it ended, I did not at all feel good about the win. Would’ve been better to lose, keep the high pick and hopefully get this entire coaching staff packed away.

    The Chiefs are HOLY SHlT terrible. This win proves absolutely nothing and could cost us significantly in the long run.

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

    I feel ya.

  • Priesttj12

    Come on Niners this can’t happen it would be bard to swallow. The Brady’s are comin’…….lol

  • Priesttj12

    Down 31 -3 to tie is not good..

  • Just Fire Baby

    The elite QB spotted the elite defense and O-line 4 TD’s.

    Don’t matter.

    QB always wins.

  • DJ Johnny

    Wow.

    I knew Brady wasn’t done yet.

    Just dissecting the niner d.

  • Priesttj12

    Tie ballgame boys Niners fans just broke the tv’s

    I have noticed over the last few weeks the Niners defense breaks down in the 4th qrtrs. This going to hurt bad if they lose……..lol

  • Chris in NY

    I have a feeling the Niners still pull it out.

  • DJ Johnny

    MaddenRaiderisadouchebag Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 8:37 pm
    Chris In NY Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 8:34 pm
    Very mixed feelings about this one, even as it was going on.

    I often found myself rooting for individual Raiders to make plays, but also rooting for KC’s offense to rally late and beat us.

    As it ended, I did not at all feel good about the win. Would’ve been better to lose, keep the high pick and hopefully get this entire coaching staff packed away.

    The Chiefs are HOLY SHlT terrible. This win proves absolutely nothing and could cost us significantly in the long run.

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

    I feel ya.

    You can’t play to lose. That is like the ultimate low in sports. But…you can play ALL your young guys and see what happens.

    THAT is what DA should have done.

  • Chris in NY

    Just a feeling that NE got all the breaks and put everything they had into the comeback, and SF’s D will make a play now to take it back.

  • Just Fire Baby

    People talking about draft spots are ridiculous.

    First off, this draft sucks, you will have 32 teams trying to trade down, and 0 teams trying to trade up, so that ship sailed.

    Next, who cares if we pick 3rd,6th or 9th? We can knock it out the park or whiff massively in either of those spots.

    Lastly, the whole staff might get fired with or without a win today. A good chunk of players are staying either way. They need to learn to win.

    Insanity thinking that winning a game or two and slipping 4 spots in the draft is the death nail.

  • Priesttj12

    What a game man. Next week the Niners have Seattle for the division lead.

    That was Quick man Kappy getting it done…

  • Chris in NY

    I sweat I typed those last two posts prior to the kick return and then the TD toss.

  • Priesttj12

    They are going to score 40 pts. on the Pat’s defense with Kappy.

    Stunning!!!!!!

  • da trinity

    I don’t hate the patriots, its the refs that screwed us in the Snow. I believe the pats rum a solid organization. I hard the niners though with a passion.

  • Raider Riff

    DJ Johnny Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 8:36 pm
    Raider Riff Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 8:32 pm
    DJ Johnny Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 8:27 pm
    Raider Riff Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 8:25 pm
    It’s gut check time for the Niners. This one is gonna sting.

    They shoulda known better. Bellicheat wasnt going to roll over that easy.

    Are u a Raider AND niner fan too?

    ———

    Are you serious?

    Im rooting for Al Queda in this matchup. But sadly, NFL security has done their job.

    All good. I know we have some niner sympathizers here.

    ———

    I aint no “sympathyzer”. I hate the Niners about as much as one can. Put these bastards in any order you want:

    Dungver
    Queefs
    SanDiusky
    Whiners
    Bellicheats
    Schittsburgh
    TunaFish

  • Just Fire Baby

    On the Pryor first snap, two O-lineman moved.

    I think he screwed up the snap count.

  • RaiderRetribution

    Kellogg tell phyllis diller we said hello.

  • Chris in NY

    DJ Johnny Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 8:42 pm
    MaddenRaiderisadouchebag Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 8:37 pm
    Chris In NY Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 8:34 pm
    Very mixed feelings about this one, even as it was going on.

    I often found myself rooting for individual Raiders to make plays, but also rooting for KC’s offense to rally late and beat us.

    As it ended, I did not at all feel good about the win. Would’ve been better to lose, keep the high pick and hopefully get this entire coaching staff packed away.

    The Chiefs are HOLY SHlT terrible. This win proves absolutely nothing and could cost us significantly in the long run.

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

    I feel ya.

    You can’t play to lose. That is like the ultimate low in sports. But…you can play ALL your young guys and see what happens.

    THAT is what DA should have done.

    ————————–

    I think DA is probably coaching for his job and feels he needs a couple of wins to be brought back next year. With that reality, you can’t fairly expect the guy to be concerned with taking a look at inexperienced rookies over the veterans he feels give him a better chance to win.

    Not in the best interest of the Raiders, but DA probably figures he needs to do what he needs to do. I doubt Mark and Chubby Checker have given him any mandates on playing the young guys, so he’ll do what he thinks will make the best case for him keeping his job, which is winning a few here at the end. The whole thing is a disgrace.

  • Priesttj12

    Great game….WOW!

  • Just Fire Baby

    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.

  • da trinity

    I meant I hate the niners

  • Just Fire Baby

    What coach isn’t coaching for his job?

    You want DA to just say screw it and play the youngsters, go for it everytime on 4th down and all that, fine.

    Extend and guarantee his contract. He will happily do it.

    Until then, he is like every other NFL HC who ever wore a handset. He is trying to win he is coaching.

  • DJ Johnny

    I have a question.

    How the heck does SF stockpile all this talent and still stay under the cap?

  • da trinity

    Hanson is a baller though, nice pick up reggie.

  • rudegruden

    DJ Johnny Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 8:52 pm
    I have a question.

    How the heck does SF stockpile all this talent and still stay under the cap?
    ——————-

    Because unlike Reggie, other gms learn to work the system instead of using it as an excuse.

  • Just Fire Baby

    19 guys assisted on a tackle today.

    Our starting MLB Gaither was not one of them. Goose eggs across the board.

    Not sure what is more amazing, that a MLB can play a whole game and not even assist on a tackle, or that a team that gets zero production from their MLB could still pitch a shutout.

  • RaiderRetribution

    Raiders must and should defeat San Diego.

  • MaddenRaiderisadouchebag

    Rudegruden Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 8:54 pm
    DJ Johnny Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 8:52 pm
    I have a question.

    How the heck does SF stockpile all this talent and still stay under the cap?
    ——————-

    Because unlike Reggie, other gms learn to work the system instead of using it as an excuse.

    =========

    true.

  • Los Raida Locos

    At least DA proved he could beat the worst team in football. KC is bad by a lot. But I did not see any silver linings here. We failed to score a TD. That doesn’t bode we’ll for next season.

  • Just Fire Baby

    How the heck does SF stockpile all this talent and still stay under the cap?

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

    Great drafts.

    Aldon Smith’s rookie contract was for 4 YEARS, at 14.65 million.

    We will pay Dick Seymour more in one season then SF will pay Aldon in 4.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Al traded a first round pick and then gave the guy record money.

    SF would have just drafted a guy #17 who is better then Seymour, and saved about 80% of the cap room per year.

  • Chris in NY

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 8:42 pm
    People talking about draft spots are ridiculous.

    First off, this draft sucks, you will have 32 teams trying to trade down, and 0 teams trying to trade up, so that ship sailed.

    Next, who cares if we pick 3rd,6th or 9th? We can knock it out the park or whiff massively in either of those spots.

    Lastly, the whole staff might get fired with or without a win today. A good chunk of players are staying either way. They need to learn to win.

    Insanity thinking that winning a game or two and slipping 4 spots in the draft is the death nail.

    ——————————–

    Don’t mean to overstate it, and you make some fair points, but:

    1) The guy who I’d like to get, LT Luke Joeckel from Tex A&M, could be the No. 1 overall pick, unless the Chiefs decide to go QB. If we drop out of the top 3 I think there’s almost no chance we get him. The other guy I’d like there, Utah DT Star Lotulelei, is also not going to be around for long.

    2) I think that in their hearts, Mark Davis and Reggie do not want to change coaches and will look for any possible excuse to be able to do that. I think if DA wins one more game we’re very likely stuck with him, unless Mark already has a deal in principle to bring back Gruden. If we had lost out, I think the odds are that we’d be making a switch.

  • MiamiRaider78

    Guys, not sure if this is a dumb question? Could be but it wouldn’t be the first in here.

    Hue J, won 8 games last year.

    If DA wins 6, how much better is Hue really? Include the change in offense and defensive schemes, coaches, players etc…

    It’s all about wins isn’t it?

    No one answerd last time.

  • RaiderSam

    Chris In NY Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 9:00 pm
    Just Fire Baby Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 8:42 pm
    People talking about draft spots are ridiculous.

    First off, this draft sucks, you will have 32 teams trying to trade down, and 0 teams trying to trade up, so that ship sailed.

    Next, who cares if we pick 3rd,6th or 9th? We can knock it out the park or whiff massively in either of those spots.

    Lastly, the whole staff might get fired with or without a win today. A good chunk of players are staying either way. They need to learn to win.

    Insanity thinking that winning a game or two and slipping 4 spots in the draft is the death nail.

    ——————————–

    Don’t mean to overstate it, and you make some fair points, but:

    1) The guy who I’d like to get, LT Luke Joeckel from Tex A&M, could be the No. 1 overall pick, unless the Chiefs decide to go QB. If we drop out of the top 3 I think there’s almost no chance we get him. The other guy I’d like there, Utah DT Star Lotulelei, is also not going to be around for long.

    2) I think that in their hearts, Mark Davis and Reggie do not want to change coaches and will look for any possible excuse to be able to do that. I think if DA wins one more game we’re very likely stuck with him, unless Mark already has a deal in principle to bring back Gruden. If we had lost out, I think the odds are that we’d be making a switch.

    ========

    It’d be a perfect draft for Gruden. Re-energize fan base, and Gruden could get the quality staff and not be second guessed, either.

  • Just Fire Baby

    unless Mark already has a deal in principle to bring back Gruden.

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

    Didn’t Cork say in his live chat that the Raider “beat writers” (i.e. himself) spoke to Gruden itself and it ain’t happening?

    No coach with options is going to a team without a long-term QB solution and stadium.

    This job is probably the worst in all of sports. We are fairly lucky DA didn’t turn us down.

  • Chris in NY

    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.

    —————————————

    Moore was horrendous today. That was like lousy high school caliber punt return action. An embarrassment.

  • Just Fire Baby

    If Ray McDonald played for Al, he would have re-upped him at 9 years $137 million.

  • DJ Johnny

    Yeah. Way too many excuses.

    It’s obvious Lechler is a luxury we can’t afford.

    Yet SF manages to keep Lee…and he’s supposedly a better punter than Lechler to some.

    Than in the offseason, they pick up Moss…

    Seriously. You’d think SF will have to pay the piper at some point.

  • RaiderRetribution

    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.

  • Priesttj12

    DJ Johnny Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 8:52 pm
    I have a question.

    How the heck does SF stockpile all this talent and still stay under the cap?

    ***************************************
    The Niners are just an extremely well coached team man. Their talent is great in certain areas but they are very well coached………..that is the difference.

  • Chris in NY

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    … We are fairly lucky DA didn’t turn us down.

    —————–

    Ummmmmm, yeah. How do you figure again?

  • beach

    49ers are lucky the Pats fumbled and bumbled for 2.5 quarters. If these 2 teams meet in the dome, Patriots kill them!

  • beach

    I still like Atlanta in the NFC. They do not lose at home.

  • Chris in NY

    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.

    ——————————–

    You don’t have to make excuses for Reggie.

    He does plenty of that for himself.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I liked Wilcotts comments on McFadden today.

    If he left, he would go be a 3rd down back for a good team.

    Way too stiff, way too injury-prone, and fumbles more then you would like.

    I didn’t think he was a FA at the end of the year, but if so, I would offer him about what Bush got in the open-market.

    And, it may just be his best offer he gets.

  • DJ Johnny

    It’ll be interesting to see how New Eng. executes this onside kick.

    We don’t seem able to do that well.