Sebastian Janikowski and Jacoby Ford Step Up in Raiders' OT Win Over Chiefs

Anthony Hardin SrContributor INovember 8, 2010

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 07:  Sebastian Janikowski #11 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates after kicking the game winning field goal in overtime against the Kansas City Chiefs during an NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 7, 2010 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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The last time the Oakland Raiders sold out Oakland Alameda County Coliseum was September 14, 2009 on the Monday night season opener against the San Diego Chargers. 

The Raider faithful that filled Oakland Alameda County Coliseum yesterday were treated to an exhilarating and exhausting comeback overtime win against arch rival Kansas City. 

The win was the first time the Raiders have won three in a row in the AFC West since 1990 and three in a row overall since their Super Bowl runner-up season of 2002.  It has been a long time since a matchup between the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs was relevant and meant so much to the AFC West.

Several milestones were reached as Oakland walked away with a improbable 23-20 overtime win behind rookie wide receiver Jacoby Ford's playmaking ability and kicker Sebastian Janikowski's 33-yard game-winning field goal. 

The game had a somber tone to it for more then three quarters and could have been summed up in three words: penalties, turnovers and disaster! 

The Raiders looked good defensively and kept the Kansas City running game in check, stuffing a 3rd and 1 and causing the Chiefs to punt. 

The offense took to the field and ran the "Wildcat" formation that highlighted red-hot running back Darren McFadden, who was coming off back-to-back 100-yard rushing games, but their receivers could not seem to hold on to the ball.