Chiefs fall in OT to Raiders

It was a typical Chiefs and Raiders game. Lot's of penalties, missed opportunities, turnovers and horrendous officiating led to another thrilling contest. In the end, Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski nailed a 33-yard field goal to give Oakland a 23-20 overtime victory over Kansas City.

The Chiefs held a 10-0 lead at halftime. But to open the second half, rookie receiver Jacoby Ford, ran back a 94-yard kickoff return that trimmed the deficit to 10-7. But he was far from done. He made three big plays in the passing game that set up three Raiders field goals. But none bigger was his 29-yard reception late in regulation that set up a 41-yard field goal by Janikowski that tied the game and forced overtime.

On the play, he took the ball away from Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers who was in prime position to get the interception.

But he wasn't done. In overtime after the Chiefs offense went three and out, he hauled in a 47-yard pass from Raiders Quarterback Jason Campbell. Again he torched Flowers, who was routinely beaten all afternoon. His soft coverage on the outside against Ford was ultimately the demise of the Chiefs defense.

The Chiefs fall to 5-3. And despite there loss, they maintain first place in the AFC West. But the noose is getting tighter. They have a half game lead over the Raiders and a one and half game lead over the San Diego Chargers, who nipped the Texans on the road 29-23.

Next Sunday while the Raiders and Chargers are enjoying their bye week, the Chiefs face a must win game at Denver against the struggling Broncos.

For more on this Chiefs loss at Oakland, check out our post game columns at Warpaint Illustrated.com.

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