Larry Johnson who? Jamaal Charles scored on a 44 yard run for Kansas City’s first rushing touchdown of the season and the Chiefs got a late interception from Mike Brown to win their seventh straight game in Oakland, 16-10.
The Chiefs now 2-7 on the season have managed to win just five of their past 35 games, but three of those wins have come at the Oakland Coliseum, where Kansas City has the longest winning streak ever by a visiting team.
Ryan Succop kicked three field goals and Kansas City once again pulled out a close one against the Raiders (2-7) in Oakland in their first game since releasing running back Larry Johnson.
Charles finished with 103 yards on 18 carries. Dwayne Bowe had six catches for 91 yards and Chris Chambers had three more catches for 60 yards. After the Chiefs played it safe to go up 16-10, Oakland had one more chance and started at their 20 with two time outs with under two minutes to play.
On a third and one from the Chiefs 48, Brad Gradkowski found rookie receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey for a 22 yard grab on the sideline which gave the Raiders first and 10 at the Chiefs 26. The play was reviewed, but inconclusive as to whether Heyward-Bey was out of bounds. It would matter, Gradkowski went to Heyward-Bey on the next pass, and it looked like it would be a catch until it bounced of the receivers pads, and then Heyward-Bey flipped the ball in the air and it was picked off by Brown at the KC 10 to preserve the victory.