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Just a day after getting their first win in over a year, the Oakland Raiders and their players have already began to lower their own morale.

The Raiders came away with a 24-20 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs last night in some very harsh conditions on the west coast.

Despite getting the win, the Raiders players and fans will have woken up on Friday knowing that there was one play which could really have caused them trouble.

With the Chiefs on their final drive of the game and needing a touchdown to seemingly win the game, Quarterback Alex Smith was sacked for a seven yard loss.

When the Oakland defenders got to the Quarterback, they ran a long way to go an celebrate as if they had already won the game.

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The celebrations mostly came from Sio Moore and Khalil Mack who were possibly too focused on the win to pay attention to the game.

The Chiefs were quickly in offensive positions and just seconds away from catching the over zealous Raiders players exactly where they didn't want to be.

If not for several of Oakland's players - mostly Derek Carr and Justin Tuck screaming for the time-out the whole result could have been different.

A day removed from the crazy scenes, and one of the Raiders most consistent defensive players had launched an attack on his team-mates who almost cost them the game.

Safety Charles Woodson was asked about the events in the fourth quarter and showed that he will pull no punches with any players who cost the Raiders a win.

"I told Sio he's lucky we got the win because we really probably would've had to fight, and I would've seen exactly what kind of fighter he is." - Woodson on the extreme celebrations

The veteran player has clearly laid down the law and it will be interesting to see how the Raiders defenders behave in their next game.

The Raiders need to keep rolling

With the Raiders having got their first win in over a year, it is very important that they do something in the next 10 days to try and avoid going right back to losing ways.

Next up for Oakland is a trip to the St Louis Rams in what - on paper at least could be a fairly contested game.

The Rams are 4-6 so far this season and are set to take on the San Diego Chargers this Sunday before their showdown with the Raiders.

With Oakland in as difficult a situation as they are, its not really possible to view any game as easy but a team like the Rams will be favourable on their eyes.

That being said, they will be going to the stadium where the Rams overcame the current Super Bowl Champions Seattle Seahawks with some of the top plays of the season.

Hopefully for the Raiders, they will be able to challenge a tough St Louis team and who knows, they may be able to cause a second upset.

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