Final

Raiders 13

(1-1, 1-0 away)

Chiefs 10

(0-2, 0-1 home)

Coverage: CBS

1:00 PM ET, September 20, 2009

Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO 

1 2 3 4 T
OAK 0 3 3 713
KC 3 0 0 710

Top Performers

Passing: M. Cassel (KC) - 241 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: L. Johnson (KC) - 24 CAR, 78 YDS

Receiving: B. Wade (KC) - 6 REC, 72 YDS

McFadden's late TD helps ruin Cassel's debut for Chiefs

Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- On one of the most miserable days of his career, JaMarcus Russell got more than a win. He also put his name in the Oakland Raiders history book.

Missing high, low and everywhere in-between, the overall No. 1 draft choice of 2007 completed only 7 of 24 passes for 109 yards. But Russell came into focus when he had to, engineering a 69-yard scoring march in the final 2 minutes for a wildly improbable 13-10 victory over mistake-prone Kansas City.

Fast Facts

• Oakland's JaMarcus Russell threw for 58 yards in the go-ahead drive after throwing for 51 yards combined in the first nine drives of the game. It was the third career fourth-quarter comeback win for Russell.

• Darren McFadden scored the go-ahead TD with 1:07 remaining as the Raiders won for the third straight season at Arrowhead, the first time they've done that since 1999-2001.

• Raiders safety Michael Huff made his third and fourth interceptions of the season.

• Matt Cassell threw for 241 yards in his Chiefs debut, including a 29-yard TD pass to Dwayne Bowe late in the fourth quarter. Dating to last season, the Chiefs have lost seven straight home games.

• The Chiefs outgained the Raiders 409-166 in total yards, had 25 first downs to the Raiders' 11 and held the ball for 38:39 in the game.

• Rapid Reaction

-- ESPN Stats & Information

The Chiefs outgained the Raiders (1-1) 409-166, while Russell became just the second quarterback since the start of the 1997 season to try 20 or more passes and complete less than 30 percent of them but still win.

And it's the first time in the Raiders' 50-year history they've emerged with a victory after giving up more than 400 yards and gaining fewer than 200 themselves.

"I felt really good. The ball was just coming out different for me," Russell said. "Other than that, I felt good."

Russell's teammates knew it was a fight from start to finish.

"From the first quarter all the way to the fourth quarter it was a struggle for us, until the last 2 or 3 minutes left in the game," said Darren McFadden, whose 5-yard touchdown run around left end with 1:07 left made the difference.

"It's probably one of the strangest wins. But a win is a win."

Cassel, making his long-awaited Kansas City debut after being out a month with a knee injury, had given the Chiefs (0-2) the lead with a 29-yard touchdown strike to Dwayne Bowe with 2:38 to go. Cassel wound up throwing for 241 yards.

Late Plunder

JaMarcus Russell helped lead the Raiders to victory with one of the best drives of his young career.

Russell by drives
1st 9 drives Go-ahead drive
Cmp-Att 4-18 3-6
Yds 51 58
Yds/att 2.8 9.7
Passer rtg 39.6 84.0

Oakland's victory may not have seemed so improbable to coach Todd Haley.

"When you have nine penalties, two turnovers and a couple other lapses, you're not going to win most of the time," he said. "We didn't get the result we wanted. We're going to have a smart team here. Nine penalties and a couple of those things don't reflect a smart team. We're going to get back to work because we're going to have a smart team here."

But Tom Cable agreed it was about as strange as they come.

"It's as poor as I think you can play offensively and still find a way at the end there to win a football game," said the Oakland coach.

While Cassel clearly outplayed his Oakland counterpart, he did make one mistake that Russell did not. Russell avoided interceptions while two of Cassel's passes wound up in the arms of Oakland defensive back Michael Huff.

"We had things that happened throughout the day that we hurt ourselves with, whether it was offense or defense or special teams," Cassel said. "The Raiders did a good job and made the plays when it counted. Therefore, they're going home with the victory."

Russell hit Louis Murphy for 19 yards and connected with Todd Watkins for 28 on the nine-play touchdown drive. McFadden took a pitch and sped untouched around the right side of the Chiefs defense.

Cassel, who missed the opener with a left knee injury, hit a key third-down pass in the nine-play, 72-yard drive that gave the Chiefs their only lead of the second half.

The Chiefs crowded the line of scrimmage and dared Russell to beat them with his arm, and until the final drive Russell seemed bent on making the strategy work. At the end of the third, he had 35 yards passing and the Raiders had only 77 yards of offense to 313 for the Chiefs.

But a host of Chiefs mistakes, including nine penalties for 70 yards and atrocious clock management -- and Sebastian Janikowski's two field goals -- provided a 6-3 Oakland lead.

Also key to Oakland's winning drive was a roughing call on Wallace Gilberry, who fell onto Russell while he was on the ground.

"When we had the personal foul penalty we kind of were in a position to put them in a bit of a difficult position, and we let them off the hook," Haley said. "They made plays at the end."

Brandon Flowers, the Chiefs' No. 1 cornerback, returned after being out almost a month with a shoulder injury. But he was also guilty of one of the many mistakes by Kansas City when late in the first half he let an interception sail right through his hands.

With nothing but open field in front of him, Flowers would probably have waltzed into the end zone.

"Every loss hurts. This loss kills you," he said.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
OAK
KC
1st Downs1125
Passing 1st downs
613
Rushing 1st downs
310
1st downs from penalties
22
3rd down efficiency
3-135-15
4th down efficiency
0-02-3
Total Plays5179
Total Yards166409
Yards per play3.35.2
Total Drives1111
Passing99236
Comp-Att
7-2424-39
Yards per pass
3.85.8
Interceptions thrown
02
Sacks-Yards Lost
2-102-5
Rushing67173
Rushing Attempts
2538
Yards per rush
2.74.6
Red Zone (Made-Att)1-10-2
Penalties7-459-70
Turnovers02
Fumbles lost
00
Interceptions thrown
02
Defensive / Special Teams TDs00
Possession21:2138:39

Passing Leaders

OAKC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Russell7/241094.5002-10
KCC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Cassel24/392416.2122-5

Rushing Leaders

OAKCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bush9353.9010
McFadden12352.918
KCCARYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson24783.3010
Cassel5346.809

Receiving Leaders

OAKRECYDSAVGTDLG
Watkins12828.0028
Murphy22613.0019
KCRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wade67212.0020
Bowe55611.2129

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTEROAKKC
kcFG2:03Ryan Succop 23 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 17 plays, 74 yds, 9:25
03
SECOND QUARTEROAKKC
oakFG5:31Sebastian Janikowski 48 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 12 plays, 58 yds, 6:49
33
THIRD QUARTEROAKKC
oakFG8:38Sebastian Janikowski 54 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 7 plays, 13 yds, 2:58
63
FOURTH QUARTEROAKKC
kcTD2:45Dwayne Bowe 29 Yard Pass From Matt Cassel (Ryan Succop Kick is Good)
Drive info: 9 plays, 72 yds, 4:23
610
oakTD1:12Darren Mcfadden 5 Yard Run (Sebastian Janikowski Kick is Good)
Drive info: 9 plays, 69 yds, 1:31
1310