Game Notes: Oakland Raiders 15 Kansas City Chiefs 26

Quarterback Derek Carr

Here are the game notes from the Oakland Raiders Week 14 game against the Kansas City Chiefs, presented by Microsoft Surface.

Raiders 15, Chiefs 26

The Raiders were defeated by the Chiefs by a score of 26-15 to give Oakland a record of 6-7 on the year.

The loss marks a season split between the two franchises.

Oakland’s defeat gives the team a record of 52-61-2 in the all-time regular season series against Kansas City.

The Raiders are now 2-3 on the season against the AFC West and have one game remaining in the division in Week 17 against the Chargers.

The Raiders will return home in Week 15 to play the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football, the team’s fourth prime time appearance of 2017.

Starters - Offense

WR Michael Crabtree

T Donald Penn

LG Kelechi Osemele

C Rodney Hudson

RG Gabe Jackson

RT Marshall Newhouse

TE Jared Cook

WR Amari Cooper

QB Derek Carr

RB Marshawn Lynch

TE Lee Smith

Starters - Defense

**DE Mario Edwards Jr.

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DT Denico Autry

DE Khalil Mack

SLB Bruce Irvin

MLB NaVorro Bowman

WLB Nicholas Morrow

RCB Sean Smith

CB TJ Carrie

LCB Dexter McDonald

FS Reggie Nelson

SS Karl Joseph

Game Highlights

QB Derek Carr extended his touchdown streak to 14 consecutive games and also became the 10th quarterback in NFL history to pass for 14,000 career yards through his first four seasons.

LB Bruce Irvin registered his second multi-sack game in the last three contests, and his five sacks since Week 12 are the most in the NFL.

*RB Marshawn Lynch *recorded his fifth rushing touchdown since Week 9, tied for the most in the NFL during that span.

DE Khalil Mack recorded a sack for the fourth consecutive game and leads the team with 8.5 sacks in 2017.

Team Notes

The Raiders recorded four sacks in the first half for the first time since Oct. 18, 2009 when the team did so against the Philadelphia Eagles.

At the time of the game’s conclusion, the team’s 12 sacks since Week 12 were tied for the most in the NFL.

DL Denico Autry, LB Bruce Irvin and DE Khalil Mack have recorded 11 sacks in the team’s last three games, no trio in the NFL has combined for more.

K Giorgio Tavecchio *completed a successful onside kick to S Erik Harris*, marking the Raiders’ first successful onside kick since Dec. 21, 2008, which was recovered by Rashad Baker and kicked by Sebastian Janikowski.

The Raiders scored two touchdowns of at least 20 yards in today’s contest. Their 15 such scores in 2017 are tied for the most in the NFL, as they also lead the league with 29 such scores since the start of 2016.

Player Highlights

DL Denico Autry

Autry started for the first time this season and recorded two passes defensed in the first half. His seven on the season are tied for second in the NFL among all defensive lineman.

His seven passes defensed this season equal his combined amount as a Raider in the previous three season.

Autry finished with two tackles on the day in addition to his two passes defensed.

LB NaVorro Bowman

On the final play of the opening half, Bowman recorded the team’s fourth sack on the afternoon and his first as a Raider.

Bowman finished as the game’s leading tackler with nine stops (eight solo). Bowman has led the team in stops in six-of-seven games since joining the Raiders in October.

QB Derek Carr

Carr surpassed 14,000 career passing yards in today’s contest to become just the 10th quarterback in NFL history with over 14,000 yards passing in his first four years.

Following a recovered onside kick, Carr led the team on a 4-play, 43-yard drive lasting just 1:42 that culminated in a 29-yard score to TE Jared Cook. Carr completed the 2-point conversion to *WR Michael Crabtree *to bring the game to 15-26, with 7:17 left to play in the game.

Carr finished completing 24-of-41 passes for 211 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions for a passer rating of 60.1

TE Jared Cook

Cook hauled in a 29-yard touchdown reception, his second of the season, to bring the team within two scores with 7:17 left to play in the fourth quarter.

Cook’s 20-plus yard score was the team’s 15th such score of the season.

Cook recorded five receptions on the afternoon and led the team in receiving yards (75 - 15.0 avg.).              

Cook’s 33 first-down receptions are tied for fourth-most among NFL tight ends in 2017, while his 621 yards rank sixth (leads team).

WR Michael Crabtree

Starting in today’s contest in his return to the lineup, Crabtree recorded seven receptions for 60 yards (8.6 avg.).

It was the 83rd time in his career recording at least four receptions in a game..

Crabtree also recorded a 2-point conversion in today’s contest to bring the game to 15-26 with 7:17 remaining in the game.

LB Bruce Irvin

Irvin recorded a sack in three consecutive games as he took down QB Alex Smith for a loss of six yards on the Chiefs’ first offensive series of the game.

It was Irvin’s first time doing so since Weeks 11-13 in 2016.

Irvin recorded his second sack of the game, tackling Smith for a loss of three yards with 2:15 left in the first quarter.

Irvin has recorded multiple sacks in two of his last three contest. Irvin’s rookie season in 2012 is the only other year in which he recorded more than one multi-sack game (three).

Irvin’s five sacks in his last three games lead the NFL.

Irvin finished with four stops on the afternoon with his two sacks totaling a loss of nine yards.

Irvin has 7.5 sacks on the season, and his next full sack will set a single-season career high for him.

S Karl Joseph

Following a lost fumble on offense, Joseph returned the ball to Raiders by recording his first interception of 2017 on the very next play from scrimmage.

The interception was Joseph’s second of his career. The takeaway was the team’s 10th of the season.

Joseph finished with three stops on the afternoon in addition to his interception.

RB Marshawn Lynch

Lynch’s rush of 27 yards in the first quarter tied a season long against the Chiefs’ defense this season.

Lynch rushed for his fifth rushing score since Week 9 on a 22-yard run early in the fourth quarter. The touchdown capped a 6-play, 67-yard scoring drive that lasted 2:28. It was the team’s first score of the afternoon.

Lynch’s 20-plus-yard score was the team’s 14th such score of the season.

Lynch has scored a touchdown in three consecutive games for the first time since doing so in the remaining three weeks of the 2014 season.

Lynch finished with 61 yards on the ground on seven attempts (8.7 avg.) while adding one reception for three yards.

DE Khalil Mack

On second down from Oakland’s 8-yard line, Mack recorded a 12-yard sack on QB Alex Smith.

Photos of past matchups between the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs. The Raiders' last meeting with Kansas City was earlier this season in Week 7 on Thursday Night Football where the Raiders won a thriller 31-30.

The sack marked Mack’s fourth consecutive game bringing the quarterback down in the backfield.

Mack leads the NFL with 15.0 sacks in December since his rookie season in 2014.

Mack finished with six stops (five solo) in addition to his sack.

Other Notables

*LB Nicholas Morrow *finished second on the team with eight tackles (four solo) in his second consecutive start with *LB Cory James *out of the lineup.

T Donald Penn extended his starting streak to 169 games, the longest active streak in the NFL among offensive lineman.

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