The NFL gives each team a full quarter's length of time to to win in overtime. Carson Palmer and the Oakland Raiders only needed about three minutes. After Kyle Orton led the Chiefs on a last-minute, game-tying drive to send the game to overtime, Palmer and the Raiders put the game away on the first possession.
On the very first play from scrimmage in overtime, Palmer threw the ball deep to Darrius Heyward-Bey for a gain of 53 yards. That play took the Raiders from their own 24-yard line to the Chiefs' 23-yard line. After two quick Michael Bush carries to center the ball, Sebastian Janikowski came in and kicked the ball through the uprights, ending the game.
The Raiders move to 8-7 and keep their playoff hopes alive. The Chiefs fall to 6-9 and their season will more than likely end after Week 17. The Raiders host the Chargers in Week 17 and the Chiefs travel to play the Broncos.