Chiefs clinch playoffs with 56-31 win vs Raiders - NBC Sports

Chiefs clinch playoffs with 56-31 win vs Raiders
Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) runs past Oakland Raiders cornerback Charles Woodson (24) and linebacker Miles Burris (56) to score on a 71-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Alex Smith during the third quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
December 15, 2013, 7:33 pm

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Jamaal Charles tied a franchise record with five touchdowns in a game, Alex Smith threw five TD passes and the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Raiders 56-31 on Sunday to clinch at least a wild-card spot.

The Chiefs (11-3) became the fourth team ever to make the playoffs a year after losing at least 14 games. Kansas City is tied for first place in the AFC West with Denver but needs help to win the division because the Broncos swept the season series.

Charles gained 215 yards from scrimmage as the Chiefs put up the highest point total allowed in Raiders' history.

Matt McGloin threw four interceptions and lost a fumble while sharing time with Terrelle Pryor. Oakland (4-10) lost its fourth straight game.


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