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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- In the span of a few hours Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs went from controlling the AFC West and taking care of a playoff spot to watching the Oakland Raiders take everything instead.The Chiefs, who have already beaten the Raiders twice, were leading Tennessee 17-7 in the second half at frosty, frigid Arrowhead Stadium. But an offense that inexplicably went conservative down the stretch and a defense that finally cracked allowed the Titans to rally for a 19-17 victory.When the Raiders beat San Diego later in the afternoon, it was Oakland that had improved to 11-3, moved atop the division and clinched its first playoff berth since the 2002 season -- and the Chiefs who were 10-4, in second place and with their own postseason fate still in the balance.Everything we want is still right there ahead of us, Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin said. We just need to go out, get back to the film room, get back to practice, correct our mistakes and learn from them.There were plenty of mistakes to learn from, beginning with two scoreless red-zone trips, another poor day of third-down conversions and an offense that went into a shell at halftime. It was the third straight week they failed to score an offensive touchdown in the second half.We were awful on third down and we didnt capitalize in the red zone, Maclin said. We could have put the game away much, much earlier, so we have nobody to blame but ourselves.The loss was damaging on several fronts for Kansas City, but most importantly when it comes to playoff positioning. The Chiefs own the tiebreaker over the Raiders by virtue of their head-to-head wins, but they are now a full game behind their division rivals in the standings. That means the Chiefs dropped from the No. 2 seed in the AFC, which would have meant a first-round bye and at least one home game, to the No. 5 seed and a first-round game on the road.You can sit here and point fingers, you can do all that stuff that bad teams do, or you can fix the problems. So weve got to make sure we do that, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. Were still in good position. Weve got a good football team coming in here. We need to have a good week of practice. Thats what is real. I have enough trust in this team that well do that.That team coming in will be the Denver Broncos, who are in desperation mode of their own after a loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday. The Chiefs play them at Arrowhead Stadium on Christmas night.By then, theyll know what has transpired Saturday in Oaklands game against Indianapolis.The Chiefs dont plan to be scoreboard-watching, though, because what happens in that game doesnt much matter to them if they dont take care of Denver. And if they cant right their wrongs from a disheartening loss to Tennessee, the same fate is liable to befall them next Sunday.That means better execution on third down. Better play-calling across the board. Better everything when the Chiefs get inside the 20-yard line, the scoring zone that has given them fits all season.We have to get it figured out, said Alex Smith, who threw an interception in the end zone early in the second half when the Chiefs had a chance to essentially put the game away.I mean, its easy to say (the Chiefs got conservative) when things dont go well, he said. Certainly we were not in a rhythm at all. We did not get anything going. We were pretty stagnant in the second half, so its easy to say when things are not going well. Youve got to look at it and get better.Smith paused for a second before putting everything into perspective.This time of year, these are all huge games, he said, and the littlest things make big differences.Game notes Reid said Monday he had talked to TE Travis Kelce, who was critical of what he considered to be overly conservative second-half play-calling Sunday. He wants to be the guy who gets the ball and wins the game for you, and Im all for that, Reid said. He was the first one to come to me and say it didnt come out the way he really wanted it to. He just wants to be the guy who makes the play.---For more coverage: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL Clearance Nike Roshe . - Oakland Raiders running back Rashad Jennings was speaking to a group of local high school students earlier this week when the conversation turned to the importance of being prepared when opportunities in life arise. Nike Roshe Buy Online . 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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Kevin Molino scored twice and had an assist to help Orlando City rally for a 3-1 victory over the New England Revolution on Sunday night.Molino headed home a cross from Brek Shea to give Orlando City (5-5-11) a 2-1 lead in the 64th minute.Kei Kamara broke free on a breakaway and put away a feed from Kelyn Rowe to give New England (6-8-8) a 1-0 lead in the 19th.Cyle Larin tied it in the 46th minute, first-timing a pass from Molino to the far post. Larin, who scored an MLS rookie-record 17 goals last season, has 11 goals this season -- tied for third in MLS.Molino put away a feed from Ricardo Kaka in the 83rd. It was his third goal in the last two matches and ninth this season.Orlando ended a five-game winless streak.New England had its three-game unbeaten streak snapped.SPORTING KANSAS CITY 1, TIMBERS 0KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Jacob Peterson scored in the 50th minute in Sporting Kansas Citys victory over Portland.Peterson flicked a header, off a free kick by Benny Feilhaber, to the bottom-right corner.Alec Kann made a diving stop on Darlington Nagbe -- Portlands only shot on goal -- in the 10th.The Timbers (7-8-8) had chances in stoppage time. Jack McInerney blasted a right footer from the left side of the box off the crossbar in the first minute, and Fanendo Adis header, off a cross by Vytautas Andriuskevicius, from the right side of the 6-yard box missed wide right about three minutes later.Sporting (10-10-4) has won two in a row and five straight at home.Portland has lost two straight after an nine-match unbeaten streak.Kansas Citys Jimmy Medranda earned and fifth yellow card and will be suspended for Sportings next match, Aug. 7 at Portland.TORONTO FC 3, CREW 0TORONTO -- Tsubasa Endoh and Sebastian Giovinco score in the first half and Jozy Altidore added a late goal in Toronto FCs victory over Columbus.Endoh opened the scoring for Toronto (9-7-6) in the eighth minute when a shot from Giovinco deflected off his back, which provided a spin that threw off Columbus goalkeeper Steve Clark.Giovinco scored in the 24th minute. He passed to Canadian midfielder Jay Chapman, continued his run, got the ball back from Chapman and hit the ball with the outside of his right foot past Clarks outstretched right hand. Altidore, who came off the bench in the second half, had his 87th-minute shot deflected by Columbus defender Michael Parkhurst for his first goal of the season.The victory gives Toronto the Trillium Cup, an in-season competition between the two teams that acknowledges their geographical proximity, after TFC and Columbus (3-9-10) had drawn their previous two meetings this season.FC DALLAS 2, WHITECAPS 0FRISCO, Texas -- Kellyn Acosta and Maximiliano Urruti scored to help FC Dallas beat Vancouver.Acosta buried a right-footer in the bottom-right corner off a feed ffrom Michael Barrios in the 56th minute.dddddddddddd Three minutes later, Urruti slipped behind the defense and beat goalkeeper David Ousted from the corner of the 6-yard box for his sixth goal of the season.Dallas Chris Seitz made one save for his seventh shutout of the season, tied with Luis Robles of the New York Red Bulls for most in MLS. FC Dallas improved to 13-6-5, and Vancouver dropped to 8-9-6.REAL SALT LAKE 2, UNION 1CHESTER, Pa. -- Joao Plata and Javier Morales scored on well-placed shots early in the second half and Real Salt Lake beat Philadelphia.Plata tied if for RSL (9-6-7) in the 48th minute when he one-timed Demar Phillips lay-off and clipped the underside of the crossbar from behind the 18-yard box. Morales made it 2-1 six minutes later with just enough loft on his chip shot to get past the leaping and outstretched hand of goalkeeper Andre Blake.Roland Alberg opened the scoring for the Union (8-8-6) with a penalty kick in the 44th minute. C.J. 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Polster made it 2-1 in first-half stoppage time, scoring his first career MLS goal.IMPACT 1, UNITED 1, TIEWASHINGTON -- Hernan Bernardello scored in the 86th minute to give Montreal the tie with D.C. United.Bernardello, who signed with Montreal (7-5-9) on July 24, came on for Kyle Bekker in the 71st. His goal, off a feed from Matteo Mancosu, was his first in MLS play. He played 28 combined matches for Montreal in 2013 and 2014.Patrick Mullins bounced a header, off the entry by Taylor Kemp, off the ground into the top-right corner in the 19th minute.The Impacts Didier Drogba received a red card in the 81st minute.United is 5-8-8. 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