Oakland 23, Kansas City 20
Kansas City 0 10 3 7 0 — 20
Oakland 0 0 14 6 3 — 23
KC—Tucker 11 pass from Cassel (Succop kick), 14:31.
KC — FG Succop 43, 11:08.
Oak—Ford 94 kickoff return (Janikowski kick), 14:48.
KC—FG Succop 25, 9:41.
Oak—Barnes 2 pass from J.Campbell (Janikowski kick), 6:13.
Oak—FG Janikowski 23, 9:46.
KC—Bowe 20 pass from Cassel (Succop kick), 6:13.
Oak—FG Janikowski 41, :03.
Oak—FG Janikowski 33, 12:07.
First downs 21 17
Total Net Yards 304 321
Rushes-yards 34-104 26-112
Passing 200 209
Punt Returns 3-17 6-30
Kickoff Returns 6-107 5-172
Interceptions Ret. 1-0 1-0
Comp-Att-Int 20-35-1 19-34-1
Sacked-Yards Lost 3-16 4-20
Punts 9-42.7 6-46.2
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 4-2
Penalties-Yards 12-100 15-140
Time of Possession 33:10 29:43
RUSHING—Kansas City, Charles 10-53, Jones 19-32, Cassel 3-14, Arenas 1-5, Castille 1-0. Oakland, D.McFadden 17-89, Bush 5-17, Reece 1-4, Cartwright 1-2, J.Campbell 2-0.
PASSING—Kansas City, Cassel 20-35-1-216. Oakland, J.Campbell 19-33-1-229, D.McFadden 0-1-0-0.
RECEIVING—Kansas City, Moeaki 6-63, Bowe 5-63, Charles 5-47, Copper 2-26, Tucker 1-11, Chambers 1-6. Oakland, Ford 6-148, D.McFadden 4-25, Higgins 3-26, Myers 3-20, Reece 2-8, Barnes 1-2.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—Oakland, Janikowski 47 (WL).
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Tom Cable walked into the interview room with a big smile and proudly declared: “How was that for exciting?”
It sure was, coach.
Jason Campbell and Jacoby Ford connected on two big pass plays to set up a tying field goal in the final seconds of regulation and then Sebastian Janikowski’s 33-yard game-winner in overtime to give the Oakland Raiders a 23-20 win over the AFC West rival Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
The Raiders (5-4) overcame 15 penalties, three turnovers, a 10-point halftime deficit and a questionable call that cost them the lead to put together their biggest win in eight years.
“Last year we don’t win this game,” safety Mike Mitchell said. “I can say that with 100 percent assurance. You can see the change. Guys, when we got down (last year), it was almost like, ‘Here we go. It’s over.’ But this year, we don’t care.”
Oakland has won three straight games for the first time since 2002. That was also the last time the Raiders had a winning record this late in the season. Now they head into their bye week trailing the Chiefs (5-3) by just a half-game in the division.
The player they can thank the most is a fourth-round draft pick who is getting a chance to play only because receivers Louis Murphy and Chaz Schilens are hurt.
Ford ran back the opening kick of the second half 94 yards for a touchdown to get the Raiders back into the game after a lackluster first half and then made big catches the rest of the way as the deep threat that has been lacking in Oakland in recent years.
The biggest play came late in regulation when Ford leaped to steal the ball away from cornerback Brandon Flowers and came down for a 29-yard gain at the 22.
“I was in a position to make a play and should have come down with it,” Flowers said. “Jacoby Ford made a great catch to send it to overtime. He made a play.”
The Raiders spiked the ball with 7 seconds left and Janikowski drilled a 41-yard field goal to send the game to overtime.
Then after the Raiders stopped the Chiefs on three plays of the opening drive in overtime, Ford made a diving 47-yard catch on a deep ball from Campbell to set up the winning kick. In all, Ford had six catches for 148 yards to go with 158 yards in kick returns.
After Janikowski’s kick went through, the Raiders poured onto the field for a celebration that had been more than seven years in the making. Some of the players ran straight to the Black Hole, to celebrate with the fans who helped Oakland to its first sellout since last year’s opener.
ties and two blown fake punts, the intensity was top-notch.
Kansas City had taken a 20-17 lead on a 20-yard pass from Matt Cassel to Dwayne Bowe with 6:13 to play. That score was set up when Nick Miller muffed a punt and Kansas City’s Verran Tucker recovered at the Raiders 30.