It wasn't exactly Jim Harbaugh vs. Jim Schwartz, but there appeared to be a brief, testy exchange between Raiders coach Hue Jackson and Kansas City Chiefs coach Todd Haley on Sunday as the teams met on the field after the game.
Jackson pointed in Haley's direction and looked to have something to say. Haley looked away and avoided any sort of confrontation as a member of Jackson's support staff got in the way just in case.
"That's between me and him," Jackson said. "We get to play 'em again. We'll go to Kansas City here at some point down the road."
On the first play after the two-minute warning, with the game not in doubt, Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel threw deep toward the end zone toward wide receiver Dwayne Bowe going for one last touchdown.
After that, running back Thomas Jones rushed for 14 yards and Cassel did two kneel-downs to end the game.
Jackson also couldn't have been happy about the first pass thrown by Carson Palmer, when the Chiefs' Tamba Hali came in low and hit the quarterback at the knees, drawing a 15-yard penalty for roughing the passer.
Things were chippy from the start, with Raiders tight end Richard Gordon and Chiefs players nearly mixing it up on the field during pregame warm-ups.
There was pushing, shoving and heated words exchanged throughout.
"I mean, that's just the Raiders-Chiefs rivalry," the Raiders' Michael Huff said. "That's how it's going to be. They came out, played better
The Raiders visit the Chiefs on Christmas Eve.
The Chiefs averaged just 3.6 yards per carry (39 carries for 139 yards) and Cassel was 15 for 30 for 161 yards with interceptions by Chinedum Ndukwe (on a Hail Mary pass just before halftime) and cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke.
"Especially in the secondary, we missed a couple of tackles that we should have made," Huff said. "I think two of them I should have made on third down would have had us off the field on a drive when they scored. Those are tackles I've got to make when they're there."
"For the good teams, it doesn't happen like that," Mitchell said. "That's what we're still striving to be. We're striving to be a really good team that, hopefully, can get to the point where these games are a thing of the past.
"Obviously, we have still got a lot of work to do."
Not only did Pryor fail to get the first down, but the Raiders were called for illegal procedure for Pryor not pausing before taking the snap.
"I didn't think it was a penalty, personally, but they called it, so they said that there wasn't a pause before the ball was snapped," Jackson said.
That was the extent of Rayner's work, as the Raiders didn't score or attempt a field goal.
Left tackle Jared Veldheer had three penalties.
"Can't say nothing about the (Raider) Nation, liable to get them coming down on my head," running back Michael Bush said. "I guess if I was a fan in the stands I would have booed, too. But I'm pretty sure they know this is a different team. This isn't the team we were two or three years ago, or even last year.
"So the boos, we'll take it."