Rapid Reaction: Chiefs 20, Raiders 13

November, 30, 2008
11/30/08
9:03
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Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

So much for that late playoff push from the Oakland Raiders.

After the Raiders' impressive win at Denver last week, a few Oakland players said they were still in the race. That talk must end now.

The Raiders followed up their surprising win at Denver with an equally surprising loss to Kansas City on Sunday. As fired up and effective as it was last week in Denver, Oakland was as flat and lackluster against the Chiefs. Oakland is now 3-9. It is not going to the playoffs.

But it is back on track for having the worst six-year stretch in NFL history. If Oakland loses two more time this season it will become the first team in league history to register six straight 11-loss seasons.

While the loss to Kansas City is a killer for Oakland. the win over the Raiders is a rare bright spot for the Chiefs who won for the first time since Week 4. It is just Kansas City's second win in its last 21 games.

The Chiefs took a step backward in the past two weeks as they allowed 84 points, including a franchise record high 54 points last week against Buffalo.

But the Chiefs, who blew three straight games earlier in the season, found a way to finish. The Chiefs are now 2-10 and if it can play well in December, coach Herman Edwards could possibly save his job.

While the loss ends any wild dreams for Oakland, the win gives Kansas City a reason to smile amid a brutal season.

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