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Raiders 35, Chiefs 17

October 4, 1987

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Quarterback Vince Evans, making the most of his chance to get back in the NFL, passed for two touchdowns and ran for another Sunday as the Los Angeles Raiders beat Kansas City 35-17 in a strike game played before 10,708 people at the 92,000-seat LA Coliseum.

As a number of Raiders picketed in 106-degree heat outside the stadium, Evans, 32, was brilliant in his first NFL game since 1983

Ironically, the Raiders have had problems at quarterback the last several years. The starter this season has been unheralded third-year pro Rusty Hilger.

Evans, who played college ball at the Coliseum for Southern Cal, completed his first pass for a 27-yard touchdown to Carl Aikens to put the unbeaten Raiders ahead for good after just 55 seconds of play.

Evans completed 10 of his 18 passes for 248 yards and rushed for 63 yards on four carries. He scored his touchdown on a 4-yard bootleg run early in the second quarter.

Evans threw a 32-yard TD pass to Ethan Horton, one of five Raider players who crossed the picket line to play, in the third period. None of the five Raiders who crossed the picket line are starters.

Two Evans passes of 33 yards to Greg Lathan were the big plays in the second and third Los Angeles scoring drives, which gave the Raiders a 21-0 lead after less than 20 minutes of play.

Craig Ellis scored two Los Angeles touchdowns on a 2-yard run in the first quarter and an 8-yard run in the final period.

The Raiders raised their record to 3-0 while the Chiefs fell to 1-2.


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