Oakland Raiders: 30 Iconic Moments In Franchise History

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Dec 14, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali (91) runs onto the field as he is introduced before the game against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 31-13. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

27. January 2, 2000 – Wheatley Will Not Be Denied

Having lost to the Chargers the week before – along with a Buffalo Bills victory, the Raiders entered the final game of the 1999 season knowing that after the game, they’d all be going home to get ready for the next season.

With injuries everywhere and nothing left to play for, some might have understood if the Raiders had opted to mail it in. But that isn’t the Raiders’ style – especially not when they have the chance to really stick it to a division rival.

And no better play exemplifies the fighting spirit of the Raiders – as well as their hatred of the Kansas City Chiefs – than Tyrone Wheatley’s epic third quarter run.

Taking the ball off the right side, Wheatley burst through the line and headed downfield. He was hit a number of times and had Chiefs defenders draped all over him for the last couple of yards. But he refused to go down. He fought, battled, and clawed his way forward. And with a helpful push from his teammates, Wheatley put the finishing touches on a 26 yard run that helped the Raiders to a 41-38 overtime win that knocked Kansas City out of the playoffs entirely.

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