The Kansas City Chiefs don’t need to win today (they’ll have to play a tough opponent at home regardless next week), but the Oakland Raiders handed them an early gift, literally. Running the end-around, Darrius Heyward Bey fumbled a wide receiver run forced by Jovan Belcher; it was recovered by Derrick Johnson on the Oakland 17. That set up a field goal by Ryan Succop for the Chiefs to give them an early first quarter lead. Oakland’s defense has played pretty well though, allowing only 3.1 yards per play and two first downs
With no Darren McFadden playing, the Oakland Raiders offense has looked pretty ordinary, with the fumble, a three-and-out, and only one first down on three drives. Jason Campbell was injured after running out of bounds and being chased down by Tamba Hali. He was seen holding his right knee. Kyle Boller is now starting at quarterback. Tight end Zach Miller also got hurt after getting his left knee bent under him.
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