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Final: Chiefs 56, Raiders 31

The Raiders officially exited the playoff race Sunday courtesy of Jamaal Charles, who scored five touchdowns in a 56-31 win by the Kansas City Chiefs at O.co Coliseum.

In falling to 4-10, the Raiders were buried under an avalanche of turnovers, with Matt McGloin throwing four interceptions and the Raiders losing a pair of fumbles on a poor shotgun snap from center and on a kickoff return by Taiwan Jones.

The Raiders finished with seven turnovers in all, as Terrelle Pryor threw a late interception to Ron Parker.

Charles, a running back who the Raiders have been able to handle on the ground, destroyed the Oakland defense with touchdown receptions of 49, 39, 16 and 71 yards from Alex Smith and also had a 1-yard touchdown run.

Kansas City, which clinched a playoff berth at 11-3, also got a 6-yard touchdown pass from Smith to Sean McGrath and a 17-yard touchdown run from Knile Davis. It was the most points ever scored against the Raiders.

The Raiders have kept Charles in check on the ground, but found covering him on pass plays next to impossible. Charles finished with eight receptions for 195 yards and scored his first three touchdowns on perfectly executed screen passes.

Smith finished 17 of 20 for 287 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions before giving way to Chase Daniel with the game safely in hand.

The Raiders, who got within 35-31 in the third quarter after trailing 35-10, had two 1-yard run by running back Rashad Jennings and touchdown passes of 18 and 14 yards by Matt McGloin to Andre Holmes and Mychal Rivera.

Sebastian Jankiowski also kicked a 34-yard field goal.

McGloin finished 19 of 37 for 297 yards but left in the fourth quarter after being poked in the eye. He twice left while healthy in favor of Pryor.

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  • trogPOUNDA

    only way this season is salvaged is ending eggheads career and the donks season week 17. GO FOR THE KNEES!

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    It came down to him or DA, and Reggie went with his “gut.” Maybe Reggie goes with his head this time. Or maybe he gives Todd Bowles another call?

  • Rico Stifler

    I’d take Bengals DC Mike Zimmer for HC….

  • RaiderCDE

    Holding onto Allen just for ‘continuity’ and ‘not what Al would do’ sake is yet another mistake. DA has shown absolutely ZERO that he has any clue or suddenly will – he was an inexperienced risk pick and it backfired and he has lost the team, lost the fan base, lost any respect in the league, and simply has to go. ANYBODY would be better – DA is simply the worst coach in the league. RM brings him back next year and he sucks again (he will) both of them lose their jobs – RM needs to buy himself 2 more seasons and cut bait and hire a vet coach (even if he’s a retread). DA is a massive dissapointment – athough we knew he was a pud in his first interview.. Just not HC material by any stretch,

  • 24

    Just take a few shots, you’ll get over this feeling.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    You can be “in cap hell” IF the controlling partner in the ownership doesn’t mind doing it; RM, in my opinion, was operating under financial instructions from Mark, and there can be all kinds of economic reasons for that which you and I will never know about. Perhaps Mark and his mother wanted their options open, not closed, when it came to dollars should certain things happen.

  • Rico Stifler

    No… I hope he gets Kerriganed right before the draft..

  • LB32

    They don’t even give him the ball. He has 51 carries this year. The grass isn’t always greener.

  • trogPOUNDA

    what did i tell you broken jaw for the punter woow

  • tuckrulefool

    Saddled? So as HC he had NO input for YEARS who his QB would/could be….Wow…

    Ok then…Allen is saddled with TP2 and MCG. Give him another 3 years the poor fellow!

    And I’m the dumb one?

    Ric0 you are too funny…

  • RaiderLen

    Maybe Duck, I just don’t have a good feeling about Moss.

    David Shaw….sign me up.

  • scinfidel

    Sounds like Drew Brees to me.. I’ll take him, you can take the next Jawalrus Russell

  • funnyfalcon

    hmmm these screens in the pittsburgh game look mighty familiar

  • tuckrulefool

    Stunning comeback.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    What does that tell you about the PLAYERS?????? Their recognition of the play??????????

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    Agreed, but if Grimmace fudged that up how do you trust him to run a draft or new HC search

  • 2romes

    Dude, I don’t mean to attack you but I am sick of people saying get over Hue. Why should I? You got something better to replace him with. I set up this scenario with all that wanted him gone. They back nothing, even with so called progress this team had made. Do you? Or is the talk empty?

  • Dakota

    We have $70 million in cap space. Do we really want the guys who are selling the Raiders as the team to sign with to be Reggie (remember his introductory press conference?) and Mr. Zero personality Dennis Allen? If Reggie stays it is CRITICAL that we have a head coach in place who can sell the organization to free agents this offseason. Reggie only knows how to sign old, washed up dudes to one year deals! We need a personality as the HC to recruit free agents. We are not the only team with massive amounts of cap room this offseason!

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    They still are falling for it.

  • Jim Jesus

    Watch the screen pass, watch the screen pass, for the 3rd fvcking time watch the scree……………………………. nevermind!!

  • trogPOUNDA

    he might do it because hes so cheap though. i mean look at his haircut

  • scinfidel

    Johnny Manziel is Johnny Manziel, the whole comparison thing is always silly to me.. there are no correlations.

  • Eldiabs

    exactly brotha why pay him to lose more games

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    SOme bloodline with 3 rings involved.

  • Goldie7

    Maybe he would be a better coach than DA.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    You will never have a competitive team until you fix what ails the D. A pass rush.

  • RaiderCDE

    Have to – having him come back just tells the players and fans that losing is acceptable.

    And when (not if) he’s terrible again next year and they go 3-13 – you’re back to square 1 anyway.

  • Dakota

    Reggie drafts dudes fresh off of heart transplants, a little knee injury will not stop him!

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    Not really, Hue went 8-8 without Cable & a much worse DC. Plus his starting QB went down….and I like Tom Cable

  • 24

    If we signed Lovie Smith…who would be the best OC out there?

  • scinfidel

    Even if you Kerriganed that guy he’d come out laughing.. he is THAT guy.

  • 0ak R8rs

    He knew what he was getting into. He took the money and ran. Can’t say as I blame him. But we had no shot of retaining him. Reggie himself admitted he was disappointed that he was unable to resign Bush and then Wheeler the next year.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    I don’t think he has a “bad attitude” at all. I think he loves football.
    However, I am not sure at all of his NFL success probabibility.

  • Dakota

    Hue was the HC in 2010, Cable was just the last to know. Cable never smells .500 without Hue. FACT.

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    Cuz Winston can’t game plan

  • LB32

    The first screen was a blitz to the opposite side of the blitz. Who called the dang blitz on 3 and 17??

  • scinfidel

    We’ll pass on Star Louteileilie and take the guy who almost just died… it’s a good story.

  • Twinkle

    Not as much as the Ho’s in KC did I bet.

  • tuckrulefool

    Yes I’d take jay. Or Zimmer for that matter.

  • R8erEduc8er

    A pansy (don’t think I’ve ever said that word…not I’m my vocab) would have left a looooong time ago. But if u say so, I’ll be that.

  • Rico Stifler

    One, Pryror was an AL pick. Two, McG was a UDFA. Not like we had much options at QB.

    With Lovie, he was saddled with Rex Grossman cuz the GM used a first round pick on him. YOu kinda have to start and stick with the QB drafted in round one. When he got hurt, a lot, they had Orton to turn two. he was a mid round pick. They didn’t even try to get better at QB til they traded for Cutler a few years back and the O improved a bit but Cutler struggled with consistency. Even with Rex Grossman at QB, they went 13-3 the season they lost to Peyton Manning in the Super Bowl….

    Do I already have you on the dumbass list??

  • tuckrulefool

    Hey we agree. Shocking!

  • Eldiabs

    Dude I’ve been a fan since 75′ but eventually people start believing their own BS… Put down the kool aid. The last good move Al made was getting Rich Gannon and he eventually broodishly shunned him because he could take hearing the truth about this crap organ. The Friggin NY Giants have won 4 rings since the last time I celebrated on Jan 22 1984….. We you alive then….. Oh yeah and guess what his son IS A FRIGGIN MORON… Hows that for a bloodline

  • Jim Jesus

    Note to self: Self if you’re on D WATCH THE SCREEN PASS!!

  • Rico Stifler

    Crap…. Gimme Browns DC Ray Horton instead..

  • Art shells clipboard

    I don’t buy that, what are they going to do next year when they have to spend all the cap space, are they is the same predicament with the seats tapped over.

  • Dakota

    Does Reggie own a tarp making business in Cali?

  • scinfidel

    I think the guy loves football and has a knack for making big thangs happen… we need BIG THANGS

  • Twinkle

    What’s that pass they keep throwing to Jamaal…….I mean it’s keeping his Uni nice and clean as well.

  • r8ter4evr

    We are destroying our once proud historical records Defensive lows are now too common We have to bring in a reputable GM and HC let them decide who stays who go’s one draft and deep pockets for FAs is not gonna fix this team with these guys in charge Yes they inherited a.mess but they are not the duo to start this rebuild NO PAST CREDENTIALS TO PROVE OTHERWISE