Oakland Raiders’ Playoff Hopes Take Critical Hit in Sloppy Week 13 Loss

December 7, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson told local reporters that Sunday’s game against division-rival Kansas City Chiefs carried a playoff aura.
Woodson’s description explains exactly why he took the loss like a kick in the gut. According to San Francisco Chronicle writer Vic Tafur, the 18-year veteran defined his most recent defeat as one of the toughest to accept. 
The Raiders stood one quarter of smart, instinctive and productive football away from knocking the Chiefs out of a playoff spot and keeping their own hopes alive.
As a team, Oakland did enough in the first three quarters to beat Kansas City soundly.
The run defense held the opposition to under 100 rushing yards. Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce only caught two passes for 42 yards. Although Kansas City’s No. 1 wideout Jeremy Maclin found holes in the pass defense, he didn’t score within the first 45 minutes of the contest. 
Furthermore, quarterback Derek Carr...

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