Oakland Raiders, WR Jacoby Ford Keep the Division Record Perfect, Dispose of KC

Who is this Jacoby Ford guy? Al Davis can answer that.

A known drafter of players who perform freakishly at the NFL combine, Al Davis might be the only person who isn't surprised about Raiders' WR Jacoby Ford.

Ford caught only six passes, but racked up 146 yards, including two catches that set up the game tying field goal at the end of regulation and the game-winner in OT. Arguably his biggest contribution was a 95-yard kickoff return TD at the beginning of the second half which closed the gap on a 10-0 halftime lead for the Chiefs.

The contest was far less than impressive on the stat sheet for both teams. Oakland somehow pulled out a victory while accumulating 13 penalties, three turnovers and not suiting up Nnamdi Asomugha and Zach Miller.

The continuation of baby steps.

Even in the persistent showers, Oakland seemed to draw the majority of their first sell-out in 11 games. Oakland overcame their consistent penalty problem, adding to their character, which has largely been scripted from their last three games. With a three-game win-streak on the resume for the first time since 2003, the Raiders have now built a foundation to play with confidence, which is something that will be crucial in Pittsburgh after Oakland has their bye this coming week. Bearing Witness: A fan in the stands perspective

After the San Francisco Giants won the World Series and with the NBA season underway, sports fans in Oakland have more than enough reason to not put their effort into stressing over the Raiders.

However, the buzz of excitement was contagious as I walked into the tunnel to have my ticket read.

Tom Cable's post-game quote explains my thoughts quite eloquently: "You could feel the mood on the sideline; no one was backing down. The intensity was evident."

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