Oakland Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs: Live Score, Video and Analysis

Farzin VousoughianContributor IIIDecember 24, 2011

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 18:  Quarterback Kyle Orton #8 of the Kansas City Chiefs jogs onto the fiield during player introductions prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers on December 18, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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It was not pretty, but the Oakland Raiders found a way to survive and eliminate the Kansas City Chiefs from playoff contention as they remain alive and well to win the AFC West.

After a tied game at three, Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer threw a 61-yard strike to Denarius Moore for the first touchdown of the game in the third quarter.

Chiefs quarterback Kyle Orton and the Chiefs were ready to respond with a touchdown of their own, but safety Stanford Routt picks off a pass intended for Dwayne Bowe. Routt came away with another interception later in the game when the Chiefs offense had a rhythm going.

With a 13-6 lead going into the final two minutes, Orton finds Dexter McCluster on a screen play that takes the Chiefs inside the five-yard line for 49 yards. That set up a quick touchdown pass to Bowe, tying the game at 13.

With less than a minute to go in regulation, the Raiders struggle to get a first down and give the Chiefs a chance to earn three points before time expires. However, Trevor Scott blocked a 49-yard field goal attempt from Ryan Succop to send the game into overtime. Succop’s second blocked kick of the game was the key to the Raiders success.

On the first play of overtime, Palmer throws a 53-yard pass to Darrius Heyward-Bey, eventually allowing Sebastian Janikowski to save the Raiders.

Despite being penalized 15 times, the Raiders win their fifth straight game at Arrowhead Stadium. 

The Denver Broncos fell to the Buffalo Bills, 40-14. With the Chiefs out of the AFC West race, the Raiders have a shot at winning the division for the first time since 2002.

Final score: Raiders 16 - Chiefs 13 OT