The Oakland Raiders have fought back against the Kansas City Chiefs to force overtime in their rivalry game today. The Raiders trailed 20-17 with 2:06 to play and no timeouts, but somehow found a way to drive 53 yards and tie the game 20-20 with three second left, thanks to a Sebastian Janikowski field goal.
The drive received several boosts along the way, primarily from rookie Jacoby Ford. After running back a kickoff return for a touchdown earlier in the game, Ford made two huge catches in the final fourth quarter drive, including a 22-yard catch that got the Raiders in field goal range. Ford had caught a 19 yard pass the previous play, but it was called back due to offensive holding, and the 49ers found themselves at their own 49 yard line with very little time remaining.
Campbell hooked up with Ford on the next play for 22 yards and after spiking the ball, the Raiders were in business on the Kansas City 22 with five seconds left. Janikowski came on and had no trouble drilling the 41 yard field goal to tie the game. The clock ran out after an upback caught the kickoff and the game was headed to overtime.
The Raiders have just forced a punt on the Chiefs first drive of OT and now have the ball on their own 38 with a golden opportunity to put this game away. We’ll see if the Raiders can take care of business.