The match-up of the bad Oakland Raiders and the bad Kansas City Chiefs has been predictably bad. Neither team has played clean or impressive football, but that won't bother the Raiders. That's because a 36-yard field goal by Sebastian Janikowski has them up 3-0 at the end of the first quarter.
Oakland's scoring drive was due in large part to Denarius Moore, who took a bubble screen for 58 yards to take the Raiders from their own 18 to the Kansas City 24. He cut all the way across the field and showed off his great speed to get them into field goal range so when the offense stalled, it didn't matter. Janikowski knocked the ball through the uprights and the visitors were in front.
Brady Quinn and Matt Cassel are both available for the Chiefs, but it is Quinn who got the nod in the first quarter. He didn't do much to inspire confidence as the Raiders defense beat him around and he got hurt to boot. His status for the rest of the game is unknown, but it looks like it is Cassel's turn to get a look.