Chiefs 32 @ Raiders 18

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  1. KcKilla

    KcKilla Walk On

    Nov 18, 2010
    Chiefs rally behind Cassel and emerge from Black Hole victorious.

    It was a must win game for the Chiefs in this matchup between bitter AFC West rivals. The rain was coming down in sheets, and to say this game started out badly for Kansas City may be the understatement of the year.

    After forcing the Raiders to go three and out on the opening possession, Javier Arenas had a moment of indecision and failed to call for a fair catch at the KC 12, coughing up the ball and giving Oakland a short field which lead to a Darius Heyward-Bey(DHB, the other other date rape drug?) td reception.

    With Oakland up 7-0, Matt Cassel threw an interception on the Chiefs first play from scrimmage, returned to the KC 3. But the Chiefs D held with Derek Johnson stuffing Run DMC in the backfield then picking off Jason Cambell on the next play, however he was tackled at the 2 yard line. This lead to a safety as Jamaal Charles was unable to escape his endzone. The score stood at 9-0 Oakland and the Raiders had the ball.

    But there was still hope as Chiefs 2nd year safety Kendrick Lewis halted the Oakland drive with an int in Raiders territory. The Chiefs where unable to capitalize as Cassel threw another pick on the VERY next play, leading to a 33-yard Janikowski field goal and a 12-0 Raider lead. Kansas City had now run 3 plays from scrimmage, 2 ints and a safety; Matt Cassel was batting 1.000 for the other team.

    But Cassel kept his chin high and his eyes down-field, capping a 7 play 85-yard drive with a 29 yard screen to Jamaal Charles, putting the score at 12-7 Oakland with 2:39 in the half, which ended in another Janikowski field goal, 15-7 Raiders at half.

    The Chiefs added a field goal and kept the Raiders scoreless in a mostly uneventful 3rd quarter setting the score at 15-10. Sad news came as Chiefs star receiver Dwayne Bowe left the game and was diagnosed with a potential abdominal tear, his status is unknown pending an MRI Monday.

    Facing a crucial 3rd and 11 with 6 minutes to go, Cassel stood tall in the pocket and found Charles over the middle for 29 yards, capping on the very next play with a 33 yard catch and run by Tony Moeaki to give the Chiefs their first lead 18-15 after a successful 2 point conversion.

    After throwing a pick and forcing a Succop FG attempt, The Raiders made possibly the key mistake of the game, going offside and giving the Chiefs a first down which lead to an easy 1 yard TD by Charles.

    Up 10 now instead of just 6, Kansas City would ice the game with an Arenas pick followed by a Dexter McCluster 33 yard TD run while killing clock.

    It was quite a struggle as the Chiefs pulled to 3-3 and drop the Raiders to 5-2. They host the 3-3 Chargers next week on Monday Night Football, which also just so happens to be Halloween night. Both teams need a win to keep pace with the boys in black, who are on a bye. The question remains, can the Chiefs spook out another win?

    (Highlights to come, having trouble embedding)

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