Oakland Raiders: 30 Iconic Moments In Franchise History

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Nov 29, 2015; Nashville, TN, USA; Oakland Raiders fans in costumes pose during an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

17. January 2, 2000 – Nothing Better Than Beating a Rival

The Raiders’ record sat at 7-8 heading into the final game of the 1999 season. They had nothing much left to play for other than pride – and a shot at really screwing over a division rival.

The Kansas City Chiefs – who’d pretty much owned the Raiders for the better part of a decade – came into the game needing a win to clinch the AFC West crown and lock down a spot in the playoffs. And they came roaring out of the gate, jumping out to a 17-0 lead in the first quarter.

But much to the chagrin of the Chiefs, the Raiders were not about to go quietly into the night.

Oakland battled back, taking a 21-17 lead with just over four minutes to go in the first half. Each team would score another touchdown before halftime and the Raiders headed into the locker room up 28-24. The scoring glut would continue into the second half with the lead changing hands multiple times.

In the end, it was a 33 yard field goal from Joe Nedney that gave the Raiders a 41-38 victory in overtime. They finished the season 8-8, but most importantly, not only did their victory deny the Chiefs an AFC West title, it knocked them out of the playoffs entirely.

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