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Published 12:00 am Monday, December 30, 2002


-- The Oakland Raiders earned home-field advantage for the playoffs by winning a game of slip-and-slide.

Charlie Garner made running in deep puddles and a steady downpour look easy, successfully cutting from side to side and grinding out yards in the Raiders' 24-0 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday.

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Garner ran for 135 yards and a touchdown as the Raiders (11-5) locked up the top seed for the AFC playoffs as well as a much-needed bye they will use to get healthy.

The Chiefs (8-8) had to win and have several other teams help them in order to make the playoffs.

Rich Gannon completed four of his first five passes, but finished 7-for-14 for a season-low 79 yards and a touchdown.

Giants 10, Eagles 7

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- After spending four quarters trying to give away a wild-card berth, the New York Giants got one anyway -- courtesy of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Matt Bryant kicked a 39-yard field goal 5:10 into overtime, and the Giants capped a late-season run to the postseason by beating the Eagles 10-7 Saturday.