Chiefs vs. Raiders: Arrowhead Recap

A look back at Arrowhead's game day activities on Sunday

To start the day, Chiefs Hall of Fame LB Bobby Bell threw on his Santa Claus suit and visited fan's tailgates with Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt.

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On the field, to begin the pregame festivities, there was a mass enlistment for 50 service members from Ft. Leavenworth.

The national anthem was then performed by retired Navy Petty Officer Generald Wilson. He was astounded by the Chiefs Kingdom, the stadium and the loud "Chiefs" he heard at the end of the song.

"It's amazing being at Arrowhead," Wilson said. "I've never been here before so it's very exciting and this stadium is phenomenal. It's so nice, the fans are awesome and the staff is great. It was incredible to hear the entire stadium yell 'Chiefs' and cheer for their team."

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Following the performance, Chiefs Hall of Fame QB Len Dawson led fans in the drum ceremony and said he was fired up for the Chiefs to take on the AFC West Division rivals.

Comedian, actor and huge Chiefs fan, David Koechner, was at Arrowhead on Sunday to cheer on his team and wore green for good luck.

Once the game started, during the first quarter, Sergeant James Osborn was honored as this week's Hometown Hero. Sergeant Osborn is from Rosalia, Kansas and has served in the Marines Corps for eight years. He is currently stationed in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

He has been deployed twice, once in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Fallujah, Iraq in 2007 and again to Al Taqaddum Air Base in Central Iraq where he served as mechanic and wrecker operator.

Photos of fans tailgating before the Chiefs matchup against the Raiders

During the third quarter, the Chiefs honored this week's Star of the Classroom, Ben Leach who teaches graphic design and computer sciences at Moberly Area Community College.

"I brought my daughter to the game and she teaches at Moberly Area as well. We're thrilled to be a part of this," Leach said. "It's incredible receiving this honor and being able to be on the field before the game is wonderful."

His daughter, Felicia, teaches fine arts at the college and was very proud of her father for this accomplishment.

"It's awesome to be able to experience this with him and see him being honored," Felicia noted. "He is an incredible teacher and is very deserving of this award. He truly cares about his students and his job, so it's well deserved."

If you know a great teacher who deserves recognition, nominate them at kcchiefs.com/sotc. 

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Late in the fourth quarter, the 50/50 raffle winner was announced and the total pot was $42,620. Half is given to the winner and the other half will be benefitting the ArtsKC Fund. The winning ticket number was A161180.

The Chiefs defeated the Raiders 31-13 and will travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers next weekend.

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