A Matt Cassel interception just before halftime, allowing a kickoff return touchdown on the opening kick of the second half and a fumble on the ensuing kickoff helped turn a 10-0 Chiefs lead into a 23-20 overtime loss.
Chiefs S Jon McGraw pointed to 12 penalties and those two turnovers as mistakes that contributed heavily to the loss.
The Chiefs entered Sunday’s game averaging 190 rushing yards per game, but they only managed 104 against the Raiders.
Chiefs rookie S Eric Berry had two sacks for a defense that kept the Raiders offense mostly in check on Sunday.
WR Verran Tucker, another Chiefs rookie, caught his first NFL touchdown and recovered a fumble on a punt to set up another score.
Raiders WR Jacoby Ford returned a kickoff for a touchdown and set up the winning field goal with an acrobatic 47-yard catch in overtime.
The Raiders had to overcome 15 penalties and three turnovers to win their third straight game.
Said Raiders coach Tom Cable of the first sellout crowd since last September, “The fans were off the hook. It made a difference, and that’s what it’s about when a team connects back with its fan base. I think we’ve done that, and the emotion of the game was very good for us. We needed to be in that [setting], because they’re just going to get bigger from here on out. That’s what happens when you achieve. That’s what happens when you have success.”
Raiders RB Darren McFadden tried a pass out of the Wildcat formation, but it fell incomplete and the running game never really got in gear for the Raiders.
QB Jason Campbell completed 15-of-23 passes for 211 yards in the second half to help lead the Raiders comeback.