Raiders' win over Chiefs wasn't only necessary, but lunacy

Raiders' win over Chiefs wasn't only necessary, but lunacy

Long before going in the direction of the sure-handed Crabtree for the victor and the leaping 6-foot-5 tight end to set it up, Carr and offensive coordinator Todd Downing made a concerted effort to get Cooper involved early, going at the two-time Pro Bowler on Oakland's first offensive play of the game - albeit a pick up of just 12 yards.

With 6:05 seconds left in the first half of Thursday night's Chiefs vs Raiders contest, things took a wild turn. The Raiders will have 10 days to get ready for a tough road game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park on October 29. In the last 10 games between these two franchise, the guests from Missouri had nine victories and only one defeat.

Wins have been so hard to come by for the Oakland Raiders that it took three tries at the final play for them finally to pull this one out and possibly save their season. Raiders quarterback Derek Carr attempted a draw up the middle and after he was stopped a Chiefs player hit him late.

Prodigal son Marshawn Lynch, whose return to Oakland has been positive in the main so far this season, was involved in a freaky incident in which he put his hands on an official during a melee and was ejected for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Even when they played balls correctly and took smart calculated risks and were in flawless position, the Raiders did things like safety Keith McGill II letting an interception bounce off his hands and into those of Albert Wilson for a 63-yard touchdown.

Lynch's ejection was a unusual and dumb moment for the Raiders. The Raiders ran a total of three plays in the game when there were ZERO seconds showing on the clock. Following this, Lynch was sent off because he pushed the official.

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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. Game over... wait, never mind. After looking at the footage, the officials decided Cook was down on the one-yard line.

This time the Raiders got to run an untimed play from the five-yard line with a chance to win. Carr remained in the shotgun but this time targeted Cordarrelle Patterson in the slot. Amari Cooper came back to life in the receiving game.

But holding calls on Ron Parker and Eric Murray set the stage for the final play.

I'm not sure had placekicker Giorgio Tavecchio missed the extra-point that officially gave the Raiders their win, numerous 55,090 in attendance would have had healthy enough blood pressure to endure overtime.

Like Kansas City's struggles slowing Cooper, the Raiders couldn't reel in the lightning quick Tyreek Hill, who piled up 125 yards on six catches, including a 64-yard score. Game over... for real this time.

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