Instant Analysis: Raiders re-born in 31-30 victory vs. Chiefs

Oct 23, 2017, 04:06
Instant Analysis: Raiders re-born in 31-30 victory vs. Chiefs

But last night's game might take the cake.

Derek Carr shook off the two overturned touchdown passes to connect for the victor to Michael Crabtree after the game was extended by two defensive holding penalties, and the Raiders snapped a four-game losing streak with a 31-30 victory over the Chiefs on Thursday night. The Raiders still haven't allowed a 100-yard rusher yet this season.

On 25-of-36 passing, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith accounted for 342 of the game's 759 passing yards - Carr: 417 on 29-of-52. And then he torched the Chiefs pass defence.

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The Raiders were one play away from being 2-5 and riding an atrocious five-game losing streak. Sure, you can call the flea flicker gimmicky, but you still love it. NaVorro Bowman, he who signed three days ago, was exposed for his lack of pass defense on Travis Kelce's 10-yard score in the first quarter. Cooper had 18 catches for 146 yards the first six games before breaking through with 11 catches for 210 yards and two touchdowns for the second biggest receiving day in Raiders history to Art Powell's 247 in 1963. Period. Just have to make a play.

That streak is over and the Raiders are winners for the first time since Week 2, having used as improbable a final scoring drive as it was freaky, the result a 31-30 victory against the Chiefs at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Offensive linemen Kelechi Osemele and Donald Penn confronted Peters and Lynch sprinted off the Oakland sideline to join the fray.

Crabtree's offensive pass interference, the holding calls on the Chiefs and the final touchdown pass all came in the final three seconds. But while doing so, Lynch pushed an offical and was ejected from the game. The Raiders rushing attack wasn't very good even before Marshawn Lynch was sent packing, so Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington weren't too much of a downgrade. On the first, Cooper appeared to push Terrance Mitchell but the officials picked up the flag and gave Cooper the 38-yard TD. Oakland still doesn't have an interception and surrendered some humiliating touchdowns to Smith and the Chiefs.

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With 6:05 seconds left in the first half of Thursday night's Chiefs vs Raiders contest, things took a wild turn. "I was excited to play this game and show the coaches I'm committed to this organization".

The runoff meant that the Raiders were going to get the ball at the one-yard line with eight seconds left and the clock was going to start rolling as soon as the ref blew his whistle. The Raiders shocked the Chiefs 31-30 after pulling off one of the craziest final drives that you'll ever seen in an National Football League game.

The final play, after the final play, after the final play, after the final play, saw quarterback Derek Carr hit wide receiver Michael Crabtree with a 2-yard scoring pass.

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