The Oakland Raiders had scored just 53 points in a four-game losing streak (under 14 points per contest) coming into Thursday night's rivalry game. "We tapped into that". Cook was ruled down with 18 seconds left, but since the refs had to stop the clock for a review, there was a 10-second runoff since the Raiders didn't have any timeouts.
In Thursday Night Football the hosts had more success at the Black Hole, and in the last second, they managed to win against the leading team in the American Football Conference, 31-30. It was one of the crucial game for the hosts in this championship. The team allowed Alex Smith to throw for 342 yards and three touchdowns. Kicker Giorgio Tavecchio, who missed a point-after-attempt last week, hit the PAT with no time left on the clock to give the Raiders the win.
It sure didn't come easy as the Raiders (3-4) had to overcome a nine-point deficit in the fourth quarter against the Chiefs (5-2) and then drive 85 yards in the final 2:25, getting a fourth-and-11 conversion to Jared Cook that set the wild finish.
Also, another controversy surrounding this match because the referees made two straight defensive holding calls on the final play of the game, and made it possible for the Raiders to be in the better position before the last attack.
That's when an offense that more than found itself Thursday went into action and began its march behind Carr (417 yards passing, three TDs) and wideout Amari Cooper (210 yards, two scores).
"No. 4 kept making plays", coach Jack Del Rio said.
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Jared Cook #87 of the Oakland Raiders makes a catch at the one-yard line of the Kansas City Chiefs.
In Week 7 of a season that has seen National Football League ratings down over 15% on CBS from previous year, that's down 7% from the Philadelphia Eagles' 28-23 October 12 win over the Carolina Panthers in the early numbers - which was down 5% from the week before.
BOWMAN'S BOOST: The Raiders got a big boost from the addition of linebacker NaVorro Bowman, who played 60 snaps and called the defensive signals just three days after joining Oakland following his release from San Francisco. They've struggled to get pressure on the quarterback, failing to sack Carr once, despite having one of the league's highest-paid pass rushers in Justin Houston finally healthy. "I've known him for a while". Offensive linemen Kelechi Osemele and Donald Penn confronted Peters and Lynch sprinted off the Oakland sideline to join the fray.
They've forced three turnovers total in their past four games, and didn't manage any against the Raiders. Peters also was called for a personal foul on the play. Marshawn wasn't doing anything. "You start to go out there and believe you can really do your thing". "Marshawn's smart, he's going to learn from that moving forward".
It never did defend Kansas City wide receiver Tyreek Hill (eight catches for 125 yards and a 64-yard TD) and allowed 425 yards and an average of 7.1 per play. They lost consecutive games for the first time since October 11-18, 2015, and had their 12-game winning streak in the AFC West snapped in a thrilling finish.