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Old 10-28-2005, 12:11 PM   #55
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Turnovers, Holmes Too Much for Raiders

Oakland (9-6) 21 - Kansas City (9-6) 34

Kansas City, MO (Week 16, 2005) – With two weeks left in the NFL regular season, and a three-way tie for the AFC West divisional lead, the game pitting the Oakland Raiders against the Kansas City Chiefs was the biggest game of the season for those involved. The Raiders, coming off a strong performance over the Tennessee Titans last week, proved to be overmatched by their divisional rivals.

Oakland looked like they came to play early, as they stormed out of the gate with a six play drive that ended with a twelve yard touchdown pass from QB Kerry Collins to WR Randy Moss. The Raiders defence could not keep the momentum going, however, as the Chiefs offence came back with a four play series of their own, tying the game on a 23 yard touchdown pass from QB Trent Green to TE Tony Gonzalez.

Oakland looked to respond again with a score, but the Chiefs defence forced a three-and-out, which included a sack by DT Junior Siavii. Then, Raiders P Shane Lechler had his punt blocked by DE Eric Hicks, which CB Patrick Surtain recovered on the Oakland 15 yard line. The game was over at that point.

Kansas City proceeded to score all of their 34 points from the 8:35 mark of the first quarter to the 8:20 mark of the third quarter, as Oakland’s defence had no answer to the Chiefs’ attack, led by RB Priest Holmes. Holmes finished the day with 140 yards rushing and two touchdowns, while picking up another touchdown and 16 yards receiving.

“That is what Priest can give you, and why he is one of the most feared backs in the league,” said Raiders Coach Jorge Shank. “He beat the Hell out of us today. If he wasn’t spinning by one of our players, he was running through them. We knew coming in that he would be a major part of their offence, and we still could not stop him.”

Lamont Jordan played well, rushing for 75 yards on 12 carries, but the Raiders did not stay committed to the run, which was a surprise. They were also plagued by turnovers all game long. Their offensive drives, after their first touchdown, and before the first touchdown scored in the fourth quarter, ended with four punts, two interceptions, a fumble, and the half-time break. They came to life briefly in the fourth quarter and scored two touchdowns, and even though they were down by 13 with two minutes left in the game, they attempted an onside kick which Kansas City recovered.

“I don’t know what this says about the team,” said Shank. “This was a very important game with direct playoff implications, and we had the majority of our players healthy. What happens? We lose big. There is no sugar coating it, we lost big and ugly. We only have one game left before the post season, and we are not helping ourselves out at all.”

Oakland looks to finish the regular season against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and will be looking to win if they hope to take the AFC West. They will have to do so without starters Guard Ron Stone and Cornerback Denard Walker, who suffered injuries in the game. Both are expected to be out for a period up to three weeks.

“This is it,” said Jordan. “No more excuses. We have one game left in the season and it is time to put up or shut up. If we do not come to play, we are not doing ourselves any favors. Time for every guy to look into himself and put it all on the field.”

Box Score
Attendance: 78,200 (79,400).  


Weather: 43 degrees, rain.

1Q: 10:49 OAK - Randy Moss 12 pass from Kerry Collins.
1Q: 10:49 OAK - Steve Christie extra point.
1Q: 08:35 KCY - Tony Gonzalez 23 pass from Trent Green.
1Q: 08:35 KCY - Lawrence Tynes extra point.
1Q: 05:19 KCY - Priest Holmes 1 run.
1Q: 05:19 KCY - Lawrence Tynes extra point.
2Q: 12:10 KCY - Priest Holmes 6 run.
2Q: 12:10 KCY - Lawrence Tynes extra point.
2Q: 03:11 KCY - Priest Holmes 1 pass from Trent Green.
2Q: 03:11 KCY - Lawrence Tynes extra point.
2Q: 00:17 KCY - Lawrence Tynes 35 field goal.
3Q: 08:20 KCY - Lawrence Tynes 36 field goal.
4Q: 09:41 OAK - Doug Gabriel 38 pass from Kerry Collins.
4Q: 09:41 OAK - Steve Christie extra point.
4Q: 01:02 OAK - Jerry Porter 28 pass from Kerry Collins.
4Q: 01:02 OAK - Steve Christie extra point.

Game MVP: KCY 31 Priest Holmes

Oakland 7 0 0 14 - 21
Kansas City 14 17 3 0 - 34

Team Statistics OAK KCY

First Downs 17 22

Total Rushes 17 42
Rushing Yards 87 141
Yards Per Carry 5.1 3.3
Pass Attempts 35 24
Completions 17 18
Passing Yards 252 221
Yards Per Attempt 7.2 9.2
Sacked 2 2
Yards Lost 14 12
Interceptions 2 0
Fumbles/Lost 1/1 1/0

Total Plays 54 68
Total Yards 325 350
Yards Per Play 6.0 5.1

3rd Down Plays 3/10 4/12
Avg. YTG on 3rd 8.1 4.5
4th Down Plays 0/0 0/0

Penalties 8 3
Penalty Yards 53 25

Avg. Drive Start OWN 26 OWN 45
Time Of Possession 22:56 37:04

Oakland Individual Statistics

Rushing Att Yards Avg Long TD
34 Jordan 12 75 6.2 15 0
20 Fargas 3 13 4.3 9 0
5 Collins 1 -2 -2.0 -2 0
18 Moss 1 1 1.0 1 0

Passing Att Comp Yards Yd/Att Long TD Int Sckd
5 Collins 35 17 252 7.2 38 3 2 2

Receiving Catch Yards Avg YAC Long TD
84 Porter 5 87 17.4 1 28 1
81 Curry 3 49 16.3 12 25 0
85 Gabriel 3 54 18.0 15 38 1
18 Moss 2 25 12.5 0 13 1
87 Whitted 2 22 11.0 0 12 0
34 Jordan 1 3 3.0 0 3 0
83 Anderson 1 12 12.0 0 12 0

Punt Returns Att Yards Avg TD

Kick Returns Att Yards Avg TD
18 Moss 4 106 26.5 0
85 Gabriel 2 41 20.5 0

Punting Punts Yards Avg Long In20
9 Lechler 5 165 33.0 44 1

Kicking FG FGA Long PAT Att
6 Christie 0 0 0 3 3

Defense Tackle Assist Sack Int IntYds IntTD
55 Clark 12 4 0.0 0 0 0
22 Hill 9 1 0.0 0 0 0
53 Foreman 5 3 0.0 0 0 0
30 Schweigert 5 3 0.0 0 0 0
36 Gibson 5 0 0.0 0 0 0
54 Williams 4 0 0.0 0 0 0
59 Grant 3 2 0.0 0 0 0
26 Routt 3 1 0.0 0 0 0
98 Hamilton 3 0 0.0 0 0 0
93 Kelly 2 0 1.0 0 0 0
99 Sapp 2 4 0.0 0 0 0
45 Robinson 2 0 0.0 0 0 0
96 Irons 1 0 1.0 0 0 0
52 Morrison 1 3 0.0 0 0 0
95 Jasper 1 1 0.0 0 0 0
27 Washington 1 1 0.0 0 0 0
25 Walker 1 0 0.0 0 0 0
18 Moss 1 0 0.0 0 0 0
83 Anderson 1 0 0.0 0 0 0

Miscellaneous Fumb FForc Recov MiscTD KeyRBlk SckAlwd
43 Easy 0 0 0 0 0 1
70 Badger 0 0 0 0 0 1
67 Stone 0 0 0 0 2 0
62 Treu 0 0 0 0 1 0
87 Whitted 1 0 0 0 0 0
65 Sims 0 0 0 0 1 0
59 Grant 0 1 0 0 0 0
66 Walker 0 0 0 0 1 0
64 Grove 0 0 0 0 1 0
76 Gallery 0 0 0 0 1 0

Kansas City Individual Statistics

Rushing Att Yards Avg Long TD
31 Holmes 37 140 3.7 20 2
27 Johnson 3 1 0.3 2 0
10 Green 2 0 0.0 1 0

Passing Att Comp Yards Yd/Att Long TD Int Sckd
10 Green 24 18 221 9.2 26 2 0 2

Receiving Catch Yards Avg YAC Long TD
18 Parker 5 69 13.8 13 24 0
31 Holmes 4 16 4.0 11 6 1
87 Kennison 3 32 10.6 3 16 0
88 Gonzalez 3 56 18.6 5 26 1
89 Dunn 1 18 18.0 2 18 0
82 Hall 1 14 14.0 2 14 0
12 Thorpe 1 16 16.0 5 16 0

Punt Returns Att Yards Avg TD

Kick Returns Att Yards Avg TD
82 Hall 2 65 32.5 0
44 Warfield 1 18 18.0 0

Punting Punts Yards Avg Long In20
2 Colquitt 5 154 30.8 37 3

Kicking FG FGA Long PAT Att
1 Tynes 2 2 36 4 4

Defense Tackle Assist Sack Int IntYds IntTD
94 Siavii 7 0 1.0 0 0 0
43 Ambrose 5 0 0.0 0 0 0
23 Surtain 4 0 0.0 0 0 0
21 Woods 3 0 0.0 0 0 0
29 Knight 3 0 0.0 0 0 0
93 Browning 2 0 1.0 0 0 0
25 Wesley 2 1 0.0 0 0 0
99 Bell 2 1 0.0 0 0 0
97 Fox 2 0 0.0 0 0 0
22 McCleon 1 1 0.0 1 3 0
56 Johnson 1 1 0.0 0 0 0
39 Holcombe 1 0 0.0 0 0 0
44 Warfield 1 0 0.0 0 0 0
66 WIlkerson 1 0 0.0 0 0 0
40 Wilson 1 0 0.0 0 0 0
95 Grigsby 1 0 0.0 0 0 0
26 Battle 0 1 0.0 1 25 0
98 Hicks 0 1 0.0 0 0 0
69 Allen 0 1 0.0 0 0 0
64 Scanlon 0 1 0.0 0 0 0

Miscellaneous Fumb FForc Recov MiscTD KeyRBlk SckAlwd
65 Black 0 0 0 0 1 1
68 Shields 0 0 0 0 2 1
77 Roaf 0 0 0 0 3 0
62 Wiegmann 0 0 0 0 3 0
49 Richardson 0 0 0 0 2 0
22 McCleon 0 1 1 0 0 0
88 Gonzalez 0 0 1 0 0 0
31 Holmes 1 0 0 0 0 0

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