Chiefs 20, Raiders 13: Because Somebody Had to Win

If you were fired up for this rivalry game, well, I give you credit. The Raiders and Chiefs entered Sunday's game with a combined four wins on the season, and the play, as you would you expect, reflected that lofty win total, as the Chiefs pulled out a 20-13 win.

The biggest highlight reel play of the day was the Raiders hilarious attempt of a fake field goal, which resulted in Shane Lechler lateraling the ball to, uh, nobody, while Chiefs rookie Maurice Leggett (Valdosta State, representing) picked it up and raced 67 yards for a touchdown.

Other than that? Not much else took place.

A week after throwing only one incomplete pass, the good news for JaMarcus Russell is he completed the same number of passes. The bad news is, he did so on 28 attempts, as opposed to the 11 he threw a week ago. Even more incredible, for the fifth consecutive game, the Raiders again only had one wide receiver catch a pass, as Ronald Curry hauled in one pass for a whopping zero yards. That was it for Raiders receivers. One catch. Zero yards.

Tight end Zach Miller finished with a team-high five receptions for 79 yards, while Darren McFadden hauled in three passes for 50 yards.

The Raiders did manage to get their ground game, sort of, as Justin Fargas finished with 82 yards on 18 carries, and Russell managed to scramble for 37 yards on two rushing attempts.

On the Kansas City of the ball, Tony Gonzalez had a huge game, catching a game-high eight passes for 110 yards, while Larry Johnson rushed for 92 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries.

Random fact on the AFC West: including the division-leading Broncos, the four teams have a combined record of 16-31. Wow.

Chiefs 20, Raiders 13: Because Somebody Had to Win originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Sun, 30 Nov 2008 21:20:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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