The win seemed to be intact for the Chiefs, who led 23-17 and were driving late in the game. With 5:03 to go, it was third and seven for the Chiefs on their own 25-yard line when Trent Green hit wide receiver Samie Parker for the first down at the 48, he then raced up the field for more, when Charles Woodson stripped him of the ball with 4:52 to go in the game.
It seemed as if the defense, which had held strong all game, would break, as Oakland got inside Chiefs territory. The Raiders had first-and-ten from the Chiefs 14 yard line and eventually got it to the 10, but two incomplete passes to the end zone gave the Chiefs possession with 1:46 to go. The final pass to Jerry Porter was broken up by Benny Sapp.
The Chiefs took a 17-7 lead into the locker room at half time thanks to touchdown runs from Priest Holmes and Larry Johnson. Lawrence Tynes hit a 31 yards field goal, as well.
The Raiders tied the game in the third quarter, thanks to a spectacular grab by Randy Moss, who capped a 65-yard passing touchdown from Kerry Collins.
The Chiefs offense struggled in the second half, settling for 39 and 42-yard field goals from Lawrence Tynes. The 39-yarder gave the Chiefs the lead to cap a 53-yard drive.
Holmes finished with 75 yards and Johnson had 41, as the hole-making machine known as Willie Roaf missed the game with a hamstring injury. Trent Green was 18-of-28 for 237 yards.
For the second straight game, rookie Derrick Johnson led the team with eight tackles.