OAKLAND, Calif. — Trent Green played a nearly-perfect half, tender ribs and all, to lead the Kansas City Chiefs to an important comeback win.
Green completed 14-of-15 passes after halftime for 229 of his 340 yards and hit Eddie Kennison for a winning 70-yard touchdown with 2:04 left in Kansas City’s 34-27 victory against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
Kennison caught the ball at the 35-yard line, then ran out of the grasp of rookie safety Stuart Schweigert. The Chiefs (4-8) scored on all four of their second-half possessions to end a four-game losing streak.
Larry Johnson scored two second-half touchdowns, on a 5-yard run and a 10-yard reception from Green, who was questionable all week with sore ribs.
Raiders quarterback Kerry Collins earned cheers for once from Oakland’s unforgiving fans, but couldn’t pull off a victory in the waning seconds as he did a week ago in a thrilling 25-24 win against the Broncos in the snow. Collins was sacked in Oakland’s final drive and also threw four incomplete passes.
The Raiders (4-8) haven’t won at home since beating Tampa Bay in Week 3.
Collins connected with Ronald Curry for two of his three touchdown passes and was 27-of-41 for 343 yards without an interception.
Curry had touchdown receptions of 34 and 26 yards for the Raiders and Jerry Porter caught a 51-yard scoring pass.
Both teams played without their top runners.
Holmes is sidelined with a sprained ligament in his right knee, and Oakland’s Tyrone Wheatley is out with a torn hamstring.