Oakland 26, Kansas City 16
The Raiders win their second in a row, and all of a sudden are back in the playoff race. Brady Quinn started at quarterback for the benched Matt Cassel, but had to leave the game at the end of the first quarter with an apparent head injury.
The Raiders got 114 rushing yards from Darren McFadden and never trailed. Oakland’s defense held Kansas City without a touchdown until the final three minutes in a dominating effort. Bengal fans will be interested to know Carson Palmer threw two touchdown passes, and completed 14 of 28 passes for 209 yards with an interception.
New York Giants 29, Dallas 24
This game is sure to be blathered about on talk radio tomorrow. The Giants raced out to a 23-0 lead helped by four Dallas turnovers and looked to have the game in hand. The Cowboys came storming back and took a 24-23 lead after Tony Romo connected with John Phillips for a touchdown pass with 3:50 to go in the third quarter. Lawrence Tynes then kicked two field goals in the fourth quarter, giving the lead back to the Giants at 29-24.
Romo lead the Cowboys down the field and appeared to hit Dez Bryant for a go-ahead touchdown in the final minute of the game. After a booth review the ruling on the field was reversed, as Bryant’s hand fell out of bounds before he was able to establish possession in the end zone. The Cowboys eventually ran out of time before they could score, and the Giants hung on for the win. This was an absolutely crushing defeat for Dallas, as they fall to 3-4 and now face an uphill climb to make the playoffs. The Giants now sit in the catbird’s seat in the NFC at 6-2.