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5th Straight Victory in KC Keeps Raiders Playoff Hopes Alive




Some how we just won that game in overtime against the Kansas City Chiefs. That is the fifth straight victory in Kansas City. In other words that is 5 years straight of going into Kansas City, playing on their home field, and beating them. None of the other 4 meant as much as this game today did. We are still alive for the playoffs and we will be playing a meaningful game in the last week of the season for the first time in a decade.

I say some how because we had to overcome shooting ourselves in the foot with penalties once again. We accumulated over 200 yards in penalties in this game and Carson Palmer threw 2 really ugly interceptions. Palmer made up for it with 2 beautiful bombs in this game. One to super Rook Denarius for a TD and one setting up the game winning field goal in overtime to Darrius Heyward Bey. Penalties like that are why we are not in the playoffs already, but at least they didn't officially sink our season today.

This unprecedented season of the unknown has kept me on the tip of of my seat all year long. Richard Seymour gets my game ball of the week without question. His big mitt got up and blocked 2 attempted field goals from KC field goal kicker Ryan Succoup, who up until running into Richard Seymour had made 23 field goals in a row. The second of these blocked field goals forced overtime and saved the season for another week. He also played with a high motor through the whole game that we haven't seen from him in a while.

In Overtime it was short and sweet. It was a great feeling when DHB came down with that bomb on the first play from scrimmage in overtime. This was a great time for the lowest percentage play in the playbook and paid immediate dividends. Sabastian's game winning kick was not pretty, but it was beautiful! I was so nervous when that ball went into the air because it looked like it had a nasty spin on it. It went through and we win to move to 8-7 with one game left against the San Diego Chargers.

The Broncos lost leaving us with identical records but they still would win the tie breaker because of having won more against the same opponents. We need the Chiefs to show some more pride and go out win against the Broncos next week. We have to take care of our business first and foremost but we need the Chiefs to get us into the playoffs. I am thrilled right now with this victory and am excited for the opportunity to play a meaningful game in week 17. It is going to be an extremely nerve racking week and hopefully we can enjoy every minute of it.

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