Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt appeared to be faking a punt and passing the ball down field from the Oakland 37. At the last instant, with defenders in his face, Colquitt punted the ball 31 yards, where it was downed at the Raiders’ 6.
“He was just faking the fake,” coach Andy Reid quipped after the game.
Colquitt punted seven times in the game, and five were planted inside the 20, which contributed to the Raiders’ average starting position as their 22.
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Linkenbach replaces McGlynn
Jeff Linkenbach made his first start of the season at left guard in place of Jeff McGlynn, who had started the first 13 games.
“McGlynn has been battling both legs, and I thought backing him off a little bit will give him a better chance of being able to help down the road,” said coach Andy Reid. “Link stepped in, and I thought did a pretty good job in there.”
The Chiefs were without receiver Donnie Avery against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
Avery (groin) was among the Chiefs’ seven inactive players, along with cornerback Phillip Gaines (concussion), defensive end Allen Bailey (concussion), tight end Richard Gordon, center Eric Kush, quarterback Aaron Murray and guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif.
The Chiefs said defensive lineman Jaye Howard suffered a shoulder injury, linebacker Josh Mauga an oblique strain, cornerback Sean Smith had cramps, and linebacker Justin Houston was poked in the eye.
Running back Jamaal Charles was examined for a concussion after a third-quarter hit but returned to the game. He had some knee and ankle soreness.