Sunday, November 07, 2010

A Major Garthog Narfling

For the past eight years, the Oakland Raiders have not had an easy time at the hands of their hated divisional rivals, the Kansas City Chiefs. Whether in Arrowhead Stadium or the home Oakland Colosseum, the Raiders have lost and in some cases lost badly.

Today, however ...

The Raiders had a 4-4 record going into their home field, which was sold out following a challenge by rookie defense player Rolando McClain. Over the past two weeks they had beaten Denver at Mile High 59-14, and savagely beaten Seattle 33-3. Running back Darren McFadden was leading the NFL in rushing yardage.

Both teams fought hard, and a total of 240 yards in penalties (Oakland 140, Kansas City 100) illustrated that it was not a very clean fight.

But when the dust cleared, it was Oakland who won, 23-20 in overtime.

So, going into their bye week, Oakland has beaten all three of its divisional rivals once (two of them at home), and is only a half-game behind in the AFC West.



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