Kansas City has beaten the Raiders five consecutive times, including a 23-17 decision at McAfee Coliseum in Week 2.
While beating the Titans was fulfilling -- the Raiders had never won
in Tennessee -- knocking off the Chiefs could make them a factor in the
Running back LaMont Jordan acknowledged the Raiders will have to play
much better if they want to win in Kansas City. Oakland had a 17-0
first-quarter lead, only to see Tennessee get back in the game.
"That's not something we can do against a team like Kansas City,
Denver or San Diego," Jordan said. "When we get up on a team, we have to
be able to finish them off early. This game should have been over in the
first half. We kind of let up."
Wide receiver Jerry Porter, who had six receptions for 123 yards, was
looking ahead before he got on the team plane heading home.
"We'll focus on the Chiefs right now. We owe them," Porter said.
"It's time. We had them in Oakland, we let it slip through our fingers.
When we get to Arrowhead, we've got to jump on them just like we did in
The Raiders, for a change, were the team that made the fewest
mistakes and got the break from the officials in beating Tennessee
Oakland got a break when an 82-yard punt return for a touchdown by
Adam "Pacman" Jones was erased on a personal foul out of bounds. The
Titans, penalized back to their 9-yard line, then saw quarterback Steve McNair get sacked by Warren Sapp, with Jarrod Cooper falling on the ball
for an Oakland touchdown.
Instead of a 19-17 lead by the Titans, the Raiders led 24-12.
Oakland held on in the second half, with Tennessee holding the ball
for more than two thirds of the time but getting only three points. The
Raiders put the game away when Kerry Collins completed a 44-yard
touchdown pass to Porter.
--WR Jerry Porter scored two touchdowns -- his first trips to the end
zone since last Dec. 12. He scored three touchdowns that day, also
--WR Randy Moss saw limited action, catching 5 passes for 69 yards,
but appeared even less of a factor physically than the previous week.
--RB LaMont Jordan rushed for 67 yards on 20 carries and caught 5
passes for 69 yards, and was particularly effective on screen passes
from QB Kerry Collins.
--DT Warren Sapp had 2.5 sacks, his best game as a Raider, and now
has 4.5 for the season.
--LB Danny Clark had a game-high 12 tackles and also had his first
sack of the season. The Raiders came into the game with 11 sacks, seven
by Derrick Burgess. They had six against Tennessee, none by Burgess.
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