Week 15 Raiders 35 Chiefs 23

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  1. joseph201105

    joseph201105 OMFL- Oakland Raiders

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    Week 15 Raiders 35 Chiefs 23

    This was a battle within the div and man what a tough game. The Chiefs are a much better team then when the raiders went into KC. The story of the game was Chaz Schilliens 6 150 2 tds. Kurt Warner had another good day with 4 TD passes. The important thing is the raiders come out with a win and gear up for a week 16 showdown with the cards.
     
  2. Winuvas

    Winuvas OMFL Jets

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    Chiefs Lose Division Battle

    by Adam Chiefsman
    Blogger, Kansas City Star

    The Kansas City Chiefs gained lots of yards against the Oakland Raiders this past Sunday. But field goals don't beat touchdowns as the Chiefs found out in a 35-23 loss this Sunday.

    The game started with a crisp offensive drive by Kansas City leading to a Ryan Succop field goal. Oakland then moved the ball very quickly down the field, finishing the drive with a 13 yard pass from Kurt Warner to Todd Heap to take the lead into the second quarter at 7-3.

    The next drive by the Chiefs was promising, but a costly fumble in the red zone was picked up by rookie outside linebacker Lee Carter and taken to the house to make the score 14-3. Kansas City moved the ball down the field yet again, but stalled in the red zone and kicked another field goal to take the score to 14-6. Oakland, using a stellar passing game with future Hall of Famer Kurt Warner, drove down the field to score on a Darrius Heyward-Bey touchdown catch. The Chiefs drove down the field yet again, but with 16 seconds left had to kick another field goal to end the half at 21-9.

    The third quarter saw the Chiefs defense get gashed more by the Raiders offense, allowing the third touchdown on defense to Warner and Chaz Schillens. The first touchdown from Kansas City came from rookie halfback Devontae Sanders, who busted open a 41 yard touchdown romp to get the game at 28-16.

    Oakland started the fourth quarter driving yet again, but a costly interception in the red zone to Chiefs cornerback Brandon Carr led to a touchdown for Kansas City when Shaun Hill completed a pass to rookie tight end Stanley Squirek to get the game to 28-23.

    However, the Raiders again moved the ball at will against the weak Chiefs defense, and the final score came from Warner's fourth touchdown of the game, a 36 yard strike to Chaz Schillens to get the final score of 35-23.

    Kansas City did have a solid offensive attack all day long, however. Shaun Hill, forced to throw to keep up with the high octane Raiders offense, completed 30 of 41 passes for 302 yards with only one touchdown. He completed passes to 9 different receivers. Devontae Sanders was kept in check most of the game, with 17 carries for 90 yards and a touchdown. Of the 9 receivers who caught passes, tight end Stanley Squirek caught 8 passes for 78 yards with a touchdown, and rookie wide receiver Jamarion Bellows nabbed 7 passes for 78 yards. On defense, reserve linebacker Demorrio Williams logged 4 tackles, while safety Gerald Alexander and Brandon Carr nabbed an interception each from Raiders quarterback Kurt Warner.

    Warner completed 14 of 20 passes for 235 yards and 4 touchdowns to go with 2 interceptions to lead the Raiders to the victory. Halfback Beanie Wells ran 10 times for 75 yards, and Antone Smith carried the ball 7 times for 34 yards in a change of pace role. Chaz Schillens was the receiving dynamo for the Raiders, nabbing 6 balls for 150 yards and 2 touchdowns. Tight end Todd Heap also had 4 receptions for 35 yards and a touchdown.

    "Defense needs work, as does our goal line offense. Can't beat teams scoring 3 when we allow 7," Coach Winuvas said after the game. "Tip your hat to Coach Joseph and the Raiders. They are for real."

    With 2 games left, the Chiefs would need to win out and have the Raiders lose both games to make the playoffs. When asked about it, Coach was rather nonchalant about it.

    "Not my concern right now. Getting better as a coach and leader of these young men and getting them better at their craft is my goal. If we make it, great. If not, we retool for next year."

    Coach Winuvas seems to have lost a little of his competitive fire, but it's working on the offensive end right now. Will he get the defense going in time to get this team to .500? Guess we'll find out.

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