Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Sebastian Janikowski accounted for all of
Oakland's points on five field goals, as the Raiders posted a 15-0 victory
over the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 15 action from the AFC West.
Carson Palmer finished 18-of-29 for 182 yards for the Raiders (4-10), who
snapped a six-game losing skid.
Darren McFadden totaled 110 yards on 30 carries with four grabs for 25 yards,
and Rod Streater posted 62 yards on five receptions.
Brady Quinn threw for 136 yards and one interception on 18-of-32 efficiency
for the Chiefs (2-12), who have dropped 10 of their last 11 outings.
Dexter McCluster had seven receptions for 59 yards in the setback, Kansas
City's first by shutout since Dec. 12, 2010 at San Diego in a 31-0 loss.
Janikowski booted a 20-yard field goal to cap Oakland's third series -- a 58
yard drive -- then added a 50-yard make early in the second quarter for a 6-0
game. The second score was set up when Joselio Hanson picked off Quinn and the
Raiders set up on the Chiefs' 39-yard line.
Oakland led 9-0 at halftime thanks to a 57-yard boot from Janikowski on the
last play of the period. The hosts moved from their own 9-yard line to the
Chiefs' 39 thanks to a 14-yard completion from Palmer to Brandon Myers on the
play before the field goal.
The former Florida State kicker was called upon a fourth time, and he was true
from 30 yards away as the hosts ended their opening series of the third
quarter which traversed 81 yards.
On the following series, Quinn was undone by a delay-of-game penalty
during a 4th-and-goal from the 4-yard line, then the Raiders defense held
Quinn to a 1-yard pass on the next play before taking over on downs.
Janikowski punctuated the ensuing Oakland drive with a field goal, this
one of 41 yards, to make it 15-0.
Kansas City couldn't capitalize on a McFadden fumble two possessions later, as
Quinn's pass fell incomplete on 4th-and-12 from the Oakland 20. The Chiefs
also failed on a 4th-and-1 from their own 38 as a pass to McCluster went for
Sunday marked the first time the Raiders blanked the Chiefs in Oakland since a
24-0 decision on Dec. 28, 2002, while also avenging Kansas City's 28-0 win
there on Oct. 23, 2011 ... The Raiders defense held their foes to seven first
downs and 119 yards of total offense, while rolling to 385 yards and 21 first
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