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Oakland Raiders Play-Calling In Overtime Against Chiefs Praised By National Football Post

As the National Football Post's Matt Bowen looks back over the NFL weekend, one impressive play that sticks out to him comes from the Oakland Raiders 16-13 overtime win against the Kansas City Chiefs in Arrowhead. Specifically it was the Raiders call to go over the top of the Chiefs' secondary to stretch the field and seal a win with a Sebastian Janikowski field goal that won both the game and Bowen over.

Bowen writes, "First play of OT and the Raiders take a shot down the field vs. the Chiefs. I love the call and the execution. This is a one-man route to WR Darrius Heyward-Bey on the deep 7 (corner) and it is set up with play action. Oakland uses the Lead Strong play fake along with "ghost motion" (WR motion on the reverse action). It takes time (and max protection) to allow the 7 cut to develop. But when you get a great throw from QB Carson Palmer it flips the field. Next step: bring on kicker Sebastian Janikowksi to win it. And now the Raiders are still in the hunt for the AFC West championship with one game to go."

The Chiefs, meanwhile, are now out of the playoff hunt and visit the division-leading Denver Broncos on Sunday for the final game of their 2011 season.