Tight End Jared Cook
There's no way to describe the final sequence of Thursday night other than, it was wild. As if the Oakland Raiders rivalry with the Kansas City Chiefs wasn't already good enough, what transpired on Thursday Night Football was nothing short of thrilling.
When a sack from Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack on third and four forced the Chiefs to punt, the Silver and Black got the ball back with 2:25 left in the fourth quarter. From their own 15-yard line, quarterback Derek Carr and Co. went to work, and slowly, but surely, made their way 85 yards down the field.
While the Raiders were able to walk away with a remarkable 31-30 victory, it wasn't easy, and the final four plays made the game a certified classic. Let's take a look back at what went down at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in those final X seconds.
**On arguably the biggest play of the drive, tight end Jared Cook went up in contested coverage to haul in a 29-yard pass from Carr, which was initially ruled a touchdown, but would be later overturned and ruled down at the one-yard line.
**Following the impressive catch from Cook, and with eight seconds left on the clock, No. 4 targeted his go-to wide receiver in the clutch, Derek Carr. Once again, the Raiders thought they had tied the game, but an offensive pass interference on Crabtree was called, which nullified Carr's game-tying touchdown pass.
**With the team facing a first and goal from the 10-yard line, the former Fresno State Bulldog went back to his 6'5" tight end. As Cook ran through the middle of the field, Carr fired an incomplete pass to No. 87, but Chiefs defensive back Ron Parker was called for holding.
**By this point, time had expired on the game clock, but due to the penalty called against the Chiefs the Raiders had one more opportunity to make a play. Now on the five-yard line, the Raiders offense went five wide, and Carr was able to connect with wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, but the catch was ruled out of bounds. In a crazy turn of events, the Chiefs were called once again for defensive holding, this call going against defensive back Eric Murray.
**With only one more chance at tying the game, Carr rolled left and found No. 15 for the biggest play of the game, as he made an impressive play in the corner of the end zone.
**Even though the score was tied 30-30, Raiders kicker Giorgio Tavecchio needed to knock through the point after attempt for the win, and he didn't disappoint.
Here's a look at all of the highlights from Thursday's action.