The Chiefs Lose At Home
Sunday, November 25th 2007, 3:10 pm
By: News On 6
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Wake the town and tell the people. The Oakland Raiders have won an AFC West game.
Justin Fargas and LaMont Jordan each rushed for a touchdown and the defense came up with a big stop on fourth down, lifting the Raiders to a 20-17 victory over Kansas City on Sunday and snapping a 17-game losing streak in the division.
Oakland hadn't beaten anybody in their division since a 25-24 squeaker over Denver on Nov. 28, 2004, the longest ongoing streak of divisional futility in the NFL.
Fargas had 139 yards on 22 carries for the Raiders (3-8), who also snapped a six-game skid overall and a nine-game losing streak to the Chiefs.
Kansas City (4-7) got a huge day from rookie Kolby Smith, who rushed for 150 yards and two touchdowns after languishing on the third team behind Larry Johnson and Priest Holmes all season. But Smith failed on fourth-and-1 from the Raiders 23 when he slammed over left guard and lost a yard.
The Raiders took over on their own 24 with 4:22 to go and the Chiefs never touched the ball again. Fargas slammed into the line for gains of 12 and 11 yards on consecutive plays and then Daunte Culpepper hit Ronald Curry for 10 yards.
After Kansas City called a time out, the Raiders iced their first victory of any sort since October 21 when Fargas ran for 21 yards.