Oakland was swept by Kansas City for the third consecutive season and
has just won two of its last 13 games in the division. Coach Norv Turner
is 1-8 in division games.
When asked if a 27-23 loss to Kansas City was worse than most, Turner
declined to put the defeats in order.
"I don't rank them," Turner said. "They all hurt."
The Raiders, who had taken a 23-20 lead with 1:45 to play on a 7-yard
pass from Kerry Collins to Randy Moss, were moments away from hitting
midseason with a .500 record before suffering a punch to the solar
"The taste you get in your mouth after a game like this doesn't get
any worse than it is right now," tight end and special teams standout
Randal Williams said. "There's a 24-hour rule. We deal with it and get
ready for Denver."
The Raiders gained a season-low 263 yards against the NFL's
29th-ranked defense in a 27-23 loss to Kansas City.
Quarterback Kerry Collins completed 21 of 40 passes for 175 yards,
overthrowing receivers several times and throwing an interception on a
pass well over the head of Randy Moss.
It was a mixed effort for the Oakland defense, which played well in
the first half but gave up 197 yards on 22 carries to Larry Johnson as
well as a Trent Green-to-Johnson pass for 36 yards to the 1-yard line
with five seconds to play.
With Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil opting for one play to decide the game
rather than attempt a field goal and send it into overtime, the Raiders'
short-yardage unit could not stop Johnson's 1-yard plunge.
--RB LaMont Jordan appeared headed for a 100-yard game until the
Chiefs took a 20-9 lead early in the fourth quarter and Oakland was
forced to throw more often. He finished with 93 yards on 19 carries.
--WR Jerry Porter, who had not scored a touchdown until scoring two
in the previous week's win over Tennessee, caught a 4-yard scoring pass
from Collins. Porter had seven receptions for 68 yards against Kansas
--WR Randy Moss was the target of eight passes against Kansas City
and caught one pass for a 7-yard touchdown. None of the other passes was
close, and one was overthrown by Kerry Collins and intercepted by Greg Wesley.
--KOR Chris Carr averaged 38.5 yards on five kickoff returns with a
long of 62. He won a personal duel with the Chiefs' Dante Hall
(15.8-yard average on four kickoff returns, 6.4-yard average on two punt
--CB Nnamdi Asomugha, a third-year player who still does not have an
NFL interception, dropped an easy one on the first series of the second
half at Kansas City.
--K Sebastian Janikowski successfully converted field-goal attempts
of 32, 49 and 48 yards at Kansas City. He has hit his last 10 in a row.
--P Shane Lechler had a 53-yard punt at Kansas City and now has a
50-plus-yard punt in 28 consecutive games.