The game between the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs yielded 27 penalties for 240 yards. While the teams were shy of breaking any NFL records for most infractions and yards penalized, so many penalties between two teams in a single game is not very common.
The Oakland Raiders (5-4, 3-0 AFC West) came into their rivalry game with the Kansas City Chiefs (5-3, 1-1 AFC West) on a hot streak after defeating Denver and Seattle by a combined score of 92-17. A victory over the first-place Chiefs would put them just half a game behind the AFC West front-runner, and give them a 3-0 record in the division — a tie-breaker that head coach Tom Cable has said the team is focused on this season.
It didn’t start out well, but it’s all about how it ends.
The Raiders came from 10 points down, finished regulation by kicking a game-tying field goal, and finished the game with a game-winner from Sebastian Janikowski for a 23-20 victory that will go down in history as one of the greatest games played in the storied rivalry.
Boller may not get the chance to show how much better he is than Campbell. (Photo by Kelly Thomas)
Just when you thought Kyle Boller would be elevated to starting status, Tom Cable stepped up to the podium and put that thought on hold. Cable’s first remarks to the press today following the team’s practice was to give an injury report.
Just got back from watching the beginning of the Raiders practice. Here are a few observations:
The one thing that Tom Cable has made loud and clear, since taking over the Raiders in 2008, is that he expects to win. Certainly he’s not unrealistic, knowing the old adage, “You can’t win them all,” but that doesn’t temper his expectations every day, every week, and certainly not for any game. Cable met with reporters today after the Raiders were finished with practice and he reiterated that same…
Just got back into the press room from talking to some of the players in the locker room.
The team is definitely not in mid-season form. I’m not talking about the way they played on Sunday, but the fact that most of the players were still in the locker room when the handful of reporters were allowed to enter their locker room this morning. Normally, when our time comes to enter, there might be about 15 players at their lockers — and nearly half of those guys quickly find something to do in another part of the building upon seeing us come through the door. Today, when we walked in, there may have been around 25 players taking a little down time before meetings began.
You’ve been reading about it, hearing about it, and probably anticipating it, but you can stop wasting your time–because Tom Cable will be the Raiders’ head coach in 2010. All of it!
A little over a week ago, the Raiders made an announcement that Chaz Schilens was back from his injury and ready to help the Raiders return to excellence. Along with that announcement, they listed all of the players that they had lost to injury and reminded all of us that these players would return.
For the second straight week, JaMarcus Russell and the rest of his teammates on the offensive side of the ball struggled to execute even the simplest of plays. That poor execution would lead to a second divisional loss to the Denver Broncos, 23-3.