The Oakland Raiders managed to scrape together a much-needed win in Week 16 by defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 16-13 in overtime. Saturday's win once again relied heavily on the amazing feet of the awe-inspiring kicker/punter team of Sebastian Janikowski and Shane Lechler.
Lechler continued to prove just how indispensable an elite punter can be, continually keeping the Chiefs out of scoring range with his long, pinpoint punts. He punted four times for 217 yards and an average of 54.3 yards per punt. All of that with only one touchback.
Janikowski was the offensive star for Oakland, scoring 10 of the 16 total Raiders points. He was three-for-four on field goal attempts. The only attempt that he missed was a 58-yarder which came after the Raiders got a delay of game penalty on a faked 53-yard field goal attempt that initially seemed to result in an Oakland touchdown. Janikowski's field goals came from 28, 31 and 36 yards.
Denarius Moore led all receivers with 94 yards on four catches. He scored the only Raiders touchdown of the game on a 61-yard hail Mary bomb from Carson Palmer in the second quarter. Palmer was 16-for-26 for 237 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions.
Michael Bush once again led all rushers with 70 yards on 23 carries, with a long of 11 yards.
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