RB Darren McFadden's late touchdown gave The Oakland Raiders a a lead they would not relinquish as the Silver and Black came back to defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 13-10 at Arrowhead Stadium in 2009 Week 2 action.
The Raiders won the opening coin toss and elected to receive. RB Louis Rankin returned K Ryan Succop's opening kickoff 19 yards to the Raiders 20 where the Raiders offense took the field with JaMarcus Russell at quarterback. The Raiders went three-and-out and Shane Lechler came on to punt. Bobby Wade returned Lechler's 66-yard punt six yards to the 16.
The Raiders allowed a first down on an end around that gained 16 before forcing a punt. DE Trevor Scott and DT Gerard Warren forced an incomplete pass on 3rd and 7. S Hiram Eugene called for and made a fair catch on a P Dustin Colquitt punt and the Raiders offense took over at their own 24.
The Raiders went three-and-out on their second possession and Lechler came on to punt. Wade returned Lechler's 70-yard punt to the Kansas City 21. Succop capped a 17-play, 74-yard drive with a 23-yard field goal. The drive took more than 9:00 off the clock. The Chiefs led 3-0 with 2:01 left in the first quarter.
The Chiefs tried a surprise onside kick and appeared to recover it, but the Chiefs player did not possess the ball in bounds and the Raiders took over at the Kansas City 40. The Raiders were unable to move the ball and Lechler came on to punt. After the kick rolled into the end zone for a touchback, Kansas City took over at their own 20.
The Raiders defense returned the favor with a three-and-out of their own. The Colquitt punt hit a Raiders player and bounced toward the Raiders goal line but LB Jon Alston recovered for Oakland and the Raiders took over at their own 10.
K Sebastian Janikowski capped a 12-play, 58-yard drive with a 48-yard field goal to tied the game at 3-3 with 4:45 left in the second quarter. The drive took 6:49 off the clock.
The Raiders held the Chiefs to one first down and forced a punt. Eugene called for and made a fair catch of the 41-yard punt at the Oakland 20 where the Raiders took over with 3:22 left in the first half. The Raiders went three-and-out and Lechler came on to punt.
Wade returned the 53-yard punt to the Chiefs' 29. The Chiefs drove deep into Raiders territory but were unable to score and the teams went into the locker room tied 3-3.
Janikowski's opening kickoff of the second half was fielded for a touchback. A few plays later, safety Michael Huff picked off a QB Matt Cassel pass and returned the interception to the Chiefs 49. Janikowski connected on a 54-yard field goal to give the Raiders a 6-3 lead with 8:33 left in the third quarter.
Janikowski's ensuing kickoff was fielded in the end zone for a touchback and the Chiefs took over at their own 20. The Chiefs drove to midfield before penalties derailed the drive and Colquitt came on to punt. The 55-yard punt bounced into the end zone for a touchback and the Raiders took over at their own 20.
Huff struck again with another interception, this one a diving grab as the Chiefs were driving deep in Raiders territory. The Silver and Black took over at the 6. The Raiders were forced to punt after DT Glenn Dorsey batted down a 3rd down screen pass. After the punt and the return, Kansas City took over at their own 39.
The Raiders stuffed the Chiefs thanks to a DE Greg Ellis sack on 3rd down. Colquitt's punt was muffed and rookie safety Mike Mitchell recovered for the Raiders at their own 18. The Raiders picked up one first down before the Chiefs forced a punt. Wade returned Lechler's 55-yard punt to the Kansas City 27.
Cassel connected with WR Dwayne Bowe for a 29-yard touchdown pass to give the Chiefs a 10-6 lead with 2:38 left to play.
RB Darren McFadden scored from 5 yards out to cap a 9-play, 69-yard drive. Janikowski's extra point gave the Raiders a 13-10 lead with 1:07 left in the game.
The ensuing kickoff was downed in the end zone for a touchback. The Raiders defense didn't allow the Chiefs anything and Cassel's 4th and 5 pass was broken up. Three Russell kneel-downs secured the win for the Silver and Black.
The Raiders improve to 1-1 on the season and return home to face the Denver Broncos next Sunday at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.