Jacoby Ford Shines as Oakland Raiders Outlast Kansas City Chiefs in Overtime

The last time the Oakland Raiders sold out Oakland Alameda County Coliseum was September 14, 2009 on the Monday night season opener against the San Diego Chargers. 

The Raider faithful that filled Oakland Alameda County Coliseum yesterday were treated to an exhilarating and exhausting comeback overtime win against arch rival Kansas City. 

The win was the first time the Raiders have won three in a row in the AFC West since 1990 and three in a row overall since their Super Bowl runner-up season of 2002.  It has been a long time since a matchup between the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs was relevant and meant so much to the AFC West.

Several milestones were reached as Oakland walked away with a improbable 23-20 overtime win behind rookie wide receiver Jacoby Ford's playmaking ability and kicker Sebastian Janikowski's 33-yard game-winning field goal. 

The Raiders looked good defensively and kept the Kansas City running game in check, stuffing back to back 3rd-and-1 possessions to start the game and causing the Chiefs to punt twice. For the better part of four quarters, the Raiders defense hurried and harassed Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel and forced him out of the pocket and to make plays with his legs. 

The Oakland defense would end the day with three quarterback sacks, which is impressive when you consider that Kansas City has allowed the second fewest sacks with eight for the entire season.  The Raider run defense was the difference maker and should be given all the credit for keeping the game close. 

Kansas City never got its running game going and was forced to throw the ball in less then desirable weather conditions.  When the Chiefs did go to the air they took advantage of Nnamdi Asomugha's absence and picked on veteran Chris Johnson whenever possible. 

The Raider offense seemed to be out of sync and s...

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