The Oakland Raiders struggled to find consistency in the first half as they trail the Kansas City Chiefs 10-0. However, the Raiders did close out the half with a huge positive as cornerback Jeremy Ware hauled in a tipped interception of Matt Cassel to prevent any further Chiefs points. Cassel was looking to put the Chiefs up 17-0 on a pass to Tony Moeaki with only a few seconds remaining in the half, but it was tipped and caught by Jeremy Ware.
After taking a 7-0 lead early in the second quarter, the Chiefs forced a Darren McFadden fumble two plays into the next Raiders possession and turned that into a 10-0 lead courtesy of Ryan Succup. A couple possessions the Raiders were fortunate to not give up a touchdown to the Chiefs. Shane Lechler punted to Javier Arenas who ran it back for a touchdown, only to have it called back by an illegal block in the back. The Chiefs moved down the field but eventually settled for a quick-kick by Succup.
The Raiders have struggled mightily to get anything going at this point, but their defense has done enough to keep them in the game. Trailing 10-0 this game is eminently winnable for the Raiders. A victory would move the Raiders to a half game back of the Chiefs in the division and continue this midseason resurgence.