Raiders drop last game of year to Chiefs, finish 7-9
Finishing at .500
The Raiders visit Arrowhead Stadium hoping to halt a playoff-bound Chiefs squad that has won nine straight. Oakland would finish the season at 8-8 with a victory.
Woodson's last stand
This marks the final game in Charles Woodson's storied 18-year NFL career. The future Hall of Fame cornerback has played in 154 regular-season games for the Silver and Black.
KC scores first
The Chiefs charged down the field on their opening drive, going 80 yards on eight plays, capped off by an Alex Smith touchdown toss to his No. 1 receiver Jeremy Maclin.
Running back Spencer Ware punched it into the end zone from three yards out to put the Chiefs up, 14-0, after another successful drive from Alex Smith and company.
Taiwan Jones broke off a 71-yard run on the ensuing kickoff, putting the Raiders in prime position to score. They did just that, as Sebastian Janikowski banged a 29-yarder through the uprights.
Things did not look good for the Raiders after a Derek Carr-to-Amari Cooper pass was intercepted in the end zone, but on the Chiefs' first play on offense, David Amerson picked off Alex Smith and took it to the house from 24 yards out. The pick six made the score 14-10, Chiefs, heading into halftime.
After a Raiders three-and-out, Marquette King's punt was blocked out of bounds in the end zone, giving the Chiefs two points plus possession. Kansas City's lead grew to 16-10 just three minutes into the third.
Smith strikes again
After advancing into Raiders territory, Alex Smith strung together a pair of completions, including his second touchdown pass of the day to tight end Demetrius Harris. With less than two minutes in the third, Oakland trailed 23-10.
Defense steps up
The Raiders D stuffed what would have been a 49-yard field-goal attempt from Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos, keeping the game within two scores (23-10) with a little over three minutes to go.
No huddle, no problem
The Raiders' hurry-up offense served them well late in the fourth, as Derek Carr commanded a quick, effective drive that culminated in a 31-yard bomb to Michael Crabtree, who scored to pull the Raiders within six.
The Raiders got the ball back with a chance to keep the game alive, but they couldn't score. Oakland lost 23-17 and finished 7-9 in Jack Del Rio's first season as head coach.