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Kansas City 20, Oakland 13

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KAN (2-10) 3 7 0 10 20
OAK (3-9) 3 0 7 3 13

Final Highlights
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4:15 PM ET
November 30, 2008
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum,
Oakland, CA

Johnson's 2-yard plunge lifts Chiefs over woeful Raiders

Team Stat Comparison
1st Downs1714
Total Yards301271
3rd Down Conversions8-163-13
4th Down Conversions0-01-3
Air/Ground Leaders
Kansas City Passing
Oakland Passing
Kansas City Rushing
Oakland Rushing
Kansas City Receiving
Oakland Receiving
Kansas City Fumbles
Oakland Fumbles
Scoring Summary
FG07:52Sebastian Janikowski 25 Yd 03
FG01:07Connor Barth 38 Yd 33
TD11:57Maurice Leggett 67 Yd Fumble Return (Connor Barth Kick) 103
TD11:13Justin Fargas 1 Yd Run (Sebastian Janikowski Kick) 1010
TD13:43Larry Johnson 2 Yd Run (Connor Barth Kick) 1710
FG08:54Connor Barth 27 Yd 2010
FG02:55Sebastian Janikowski 51 Yd 2013
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Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- When two of the NFL's worst teams meet, it figures that a botched play would be the biggest.

That's just what happened Sunday when Maurice Leggett scooped up a fumble on a fake field goal attempt and returned it 67 yards for a touchdown to help the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Oakland Raiders 20-13 and snap a seven-game losing streak.

Fast Facts

• Kansas City snapped a seven-game losing streak and left Oakland victorious for the sixth straight time.

• Tony Gonzalez caught eight passes for 110 yards, recording his third 100-yard game over the last four weeks. He had zero in his first eight games.

• Since their Super Bowl appearance in 2002, the Raiders have now lost 70 of their last 92 games.

-- ESPN research

• Rapid Reaction

"I was surprised they actually ran a fake," Leggett said. "It surprised me. When I saw the ball on the ground, it was an opportunity to make a play. ... It's a great win -- a big confidence boost."

It was a big letdown for the Raiders (3-9), who actually had the audacity to talk about playoff possibilities after beating Denver last week but now are assured of their sixth straight losing season.

The botched fake was a fitting symbol of another lost season in Oakland. With the score tied at 3 in the second quarter, the Raiders lined up for a 43-yard field goal try. Holder Shane Lechler took the snap and flipped the ball through his legs to kicker Sebastian Janikowski.

But Leggett read it perfectly and was in position to make a tackle on Janikowski. Instead, the errant pitch hit the ground, so Leggett picked it up for the biggest play of his rookie season.

"We haven't had a problem handling it for almost two years now," interim coach Tom Cable said. "It's been something we've worked for really two years. We've handled it well. It's something we've come up with. We just didn't execute it."

That play was the only touchdown for the Chiefs (2-10) through the first three quarters. But Tyler Thigpen managed to put together one long drive to help Kansas City win for just the second time in 21 games.

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With the Chiefs locked in a 10-all tie and backed up to their own 9 following a punt, Thigpen got the offense moving to earn his first win in seven career NFL starts. He got Kansas City started with a 23-yard pass to Tony Gonzalez and hit the tight end twice more for 28 yards on the drive.

Thigpen also ran for 24 yards on scrambles and designed draws to set up Larry Johnson's 2-yard run that made it 17-10. After a fumble by Justin Fargas on Oakland's next drive, Thigpen ran it 25 yards to set up Connor Barth's second field goal.

"You have no idea how good it feels to finally get a win. It's been so long," said Gonzalez, who had eight catches for 110 yards. "We haven't been able to get over that hump. So it just feels real good to come out here and get a good victory."

Thigpen finished 15-for-22 for 162 yards and ran for 48 more. After Janikowski's 51-yard field goal cut the lead to 20-13 with 2:55 remaining, Thigpen connected on a 12-yard pass to Dwayne Bowe for a first down that helped Kansas City run out the clock.

"We had a lead in the second half and finally put one away," coach Herm Edwards said. "It was tough. It got sticky again. You kind of looked at it and you're wondering, 'OK, are you guys going to find a way to win this?' And they did. Hopefully we can gain some confidence from that."

After allowing a franchise-worst 54 points in a loss to Buffalo last week, the Chiefs managed to shut down a Raiders team that scored 31 to beat Denver a week ago. Oakland's only touchdown came on a 1-yard drive following Chris Johnson's 44-yard interception return.

The Raiders managed just three points on three first-half trips inside the Kansas City 30, as the offense reverted to its form before the Denver game. Oakland had gone 15 quarters without an offensive touchdown.

JaMarcus Russell went 10-for-28 for 132 yards.

"It hurts just a little bit because we were thinking about the playoffs," cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha said. "Even though we were 3-8, we were still thinking that there was a chance that we could get to the playoffs. It hurts us because now it's pretty much out of the way. So, we just got to keep playing and, hopefully, get some more wins before the season's over."

The Chiefs won for the sixth straight time in Oakland. Kansas City had won just one game since beating the Raiders 12-10 at the Coliseum on Oct. 21, 2007. The Chiefs' only other win since then came at home against Denver in September.

The Raiders used many different looks on offense, with Darren McFadden lining up at receiver and quarterback and even taking a pitch from Ronald Curry after a short pass for a hook-and-lateral to set up a field goal on Oakland's first possession. But the Raiders couldn't manage much else on offense.

Game notes
Johnson had 92 yards on 24 carries. ... The only catch by a Raiders receiver came on the hook-and-lateral play, with Curry getting credit for a 0-yard catch.

NFL Scores

Thursday, November 27th
Tennessee 47 Final
Detroit 10
Seattle 9 Final
Dallas 34
Arizona 20 Final
Philadelphia 48
Sunday, November 30th
San Francisco 10 Final
Buffalo 3
Baltimore 34 Final
Cincinnati 3
Indianapolis 10 Final
Cleveland 6
Carolina 35 Final
Green Bay 31
Miami 16 Final
St. Louis 12
New Orleans 20 Final
Tampa Bay 23
NY Giants 23 Final
Washington 7
Atlanta 22 Final
San Diego 16
Pittsburgh 33 Final
New England 10
Denver 34 Final
NY Jets 17
Kansas City 20 Final
Oakland 13
Chicago 14 Final
Minnesota 34
Monday, December 1st
Jacksonville 17 Final
Houston 30