Oakland Raiders’ kicker Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 41 yard field goal with three seconds left in regulation and then nailed a 33 yarder less than three minutes into overtime as the Raiders beat the Chiefs 23-20 Sunday in Oakland.
A questionable fumbled punt return, gave the Chiefs the football deep in Raiders’ territory late in the fourth quarter and with no challenges left, Oakland couldn’t dispute the fumble call on the field. Matt Cassel then hooked up with Dwayne Bowe on a 20 yard touchdown strike to give KC a 20-17 lead with under seven minutes to play.
Jacoby Ford, the Oakland receiver/return man came up big late in the game. After a 94 yard kickoff return pulled Oakland to within 10-7 at the start of the second half, Ford stole an interception from the hands of Brandon Flowers setting up the tying field goal after the third and long completion for Oakland with no timeouts. Janikowski booted the 41 yarder after the clock was stopped with eight seconds left in the fourth.
Then in overtime, after the Chiefs punted the ball away on their only possession, Oakland’s Jason Campbell found Ford down the middle of the field for 47 yards setting up the game winning kick. Ford finished with 148 receiving yards on six catches.
Oakland finished with 209 net yards to the Chiefs 200 yards and the Raiders were held to 44 total yards in the first half after the Chiefs opened up with a 10-0 first half lead.
Cassel found Verran Tucker for 11 yards early in the second and Ryan Succop kicked a 43 yard field goal as Oakland turned the ball over twice in the first half. The Raiders were also penalized 15 times. This wasn’t a clean game for the Chiefs either who were flagged 12 times themselves and turned the ball over twice tying their season high.
Credit the Raiders defense for shutting down the run. Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones combined for 29 carries and just 85 yards.