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The trick for Raiders is doing it again

With the grand vision of a team that relies on a strong running game and a stout defense finally coming into focus, Raiders coach Dennis Allen contemplated the next step Monday.
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Posted on Monday, December 17th, 2012
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Grading the Raiders off victory over Chiefs

Beat writer Jerry McDonald graded the Raiders off their 15-0 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs at the Coliseum. Here are McDonald’s grades and comments:

Pass offense

Carson Palmer played a complementary role, for once, letting the running game and the defense control the game. Palmer was 18 of 29 for 182 yards, with no touchdowns or interceptions. He was fortunate on at least two passes, forced into coverage, were not intercepted.
Grade: C-plus

Run offense

A season-high 203 yards on 45 carries, 38 of which went for positive yardage (including a late kneel-down). Darren McFadden had 110 yards on 30 carries, Mike Goodson 89 on 12 attempts and the Raiders had 10 rushing first downs while amassing a 40:06 to 19:54 advantage in time of possession.
Grade: A

Pass defense

Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn struggled (five passing first downs), but he also faced third-and-long virtually the entire game. The Raiders kept Chiefs receivers covered for the most part, and Quinn missed the ones that were open. Joselio Hanson had his second interception of the season, and the Raiders had a season high four sacks from Philip Wheeler, Desmond Bryant, Andre Carter and Tommy Kelly.
Grade: A

Run defense

The No. 5 rushing offense in the league was held to 10 yards on 10 carries. Feature back Jamal Charles had the 10 yards, on nine attempts. Kansas City had to abandon the run as the score mounted. In two games against the Raiders, Charles had 14 yards on 14 carries.
Grade: A

Special teams
Sebastian Janikowski accounted for all the scoring with field goals of 20, 50, 57, 30 and 41 yards. He missed once from 51 yards — his third miss of the season. The only kickoff the Raiders received was a touchback. Shane Lechler punted four times for a 51.3-yard gross average and a 40.3 net. Denarius Moore looked lost on punt returns, giving way to Matt Giordano late.
Grade: B

Coaching

The Raiders clearly were ready to play, and they were by far the more crisp and efficient team on both sides of the ball. The mixed coverages and occasional blitzes flummoxed Quinn, who for reasons unknown wasn’t given the hook. No problem with the conservative offensive calls and reliance on field goals. It was the right way to play the game for a team desperate to win.
Grade: A

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Posted on Monday, December 17th, 2012
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Notes and quotes from Raiders-Chiefs game

As it turned out, the importance of the 49ers-Patriots game Sunday night dictated double duty on my part. Therefore, I shifted from the Raiders game to the 49ers game right away, without having any time to sit in on coach Dennis Allen’s news conference or scour the locker room for notes and quotes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Sunday, December 16th, 2012
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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.
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Posted on Sunday, December 16th, 2012
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End 3rd qtr: Raiders 12, Chiefs 0

Sebastian Janikowski’s fourth field goal, this one from 30 yards, has the Raiders up 12-0 through three quarters.
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Posted on Sunday, December 16th, 2012
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Halftime:

Sebastian Janikowski kicked field goals of 50 and 57 yards to put the Raiders up 9-0 in a game in which they’ve outgained the Chiefs 198-17.
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Posted on Sunday, December 16th, 2012
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End 1st qtr: Raiders 3, Chiefs 0

The Raiders scored on a 20-yard field goal by Sebastian Janikowski and have rushed for 55 yards, with Darren McFadden getting 36 yards on nine carries.
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Posted on Sunday, December 16th, 2012
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Chiefs-Raiders underway . . .

Ryan Succop kicks off to the Raiders, with Mike Goodson downing the ball in the end zone . . . Raiders open at the 20-yard line.

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Posted on Sunday, December 16th, 2012
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Raiders live chat during Chiefs game

NFL writer Steve Corkran will take questions and provide analysis as the Oakland Raiders take on the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Posted on Sunday, December 16th, 2012
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Previewing today’s Raiders vs. Chiefs game

The Raiders will try to snap their six-game losing streak Sunday as they play their final home game of the season against the league’s worst team, Kansas City.

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Posted on Sunday, December 16th, 2012
Under: Oakland Raiders | 137 Comments »