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Game Notes: Oakland Raiders 31 Kansas City Chiefs 30


Quarterback Derek Carr

Here are the game notes from the Oakland Raiders win over the Kansas City Chiefs, presented by Microsoft Surface.

Raiders 31, Chiefs 30

The Raiders defeated the Chiefs by a score of 31-30, to improve their 2017 record to 3-4 and snap a four-game losing streak.

With their victory, the Raiders also snap a five-game losing streak against the Chiefs, with their previous win against Kansas City on Nov. 20, 2014, a game that was also on Thursday Night Football and at home in Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

The win marks the team's 52nd victory over Kansas City in the all-time regular season series, with the Chiefs now holding a 60-52-2 advantage.

The victory moves the Silver and Black's all-time record on Thursday Night Football to an even 10-10. In 13 games against the AFC West on Thursday contests, the Raiders stand at 9-4 while leading 3-2 against the Chiefs after tonight's.

This marks the first AFC West victory for the Raiders in 2017, having played each team in the division once now. The team's next division matchup will come at home in Week 12 against the Denver Broncos.

Game Highlights

QB Derek Carrbecame the first quarterback in NFL history to record 90 touchdowns with less than 40 interceptions (38) and also registered his 12th fourth-quarter comeback since 2015, the most in the NFL.

WR Amari Cooper compiled the second-most single-game receiving yardage (210) in franchise history.

TE Jared Cookcompiled the third-most single-game receiving yardage in his career (107), while crossing the 100-yard barrier for the first time as a Raider.

Raiders tally over 500 yards of offense (505) for just the third time since Week 9 of the 2013 season.

Raiders notch two pass-catchers over 100 yards in the same game for just the fourth time since Jan. 1, 2012.

Tonight's game had eight lead changes, the most in any game in the NFL this season. 

Starters - Offense

WR Derek Carr

T Donald Penn

LG Kelechi Osemele

C Rodney Hudson

RG Gabe Jackson

RT Vadal Alexander

TE Jared Cook

WR Amari Cooper

QB Derek Carr

RB Marshawn Lynch

**WR Seth Roberts


Starters - Defense

DE Mario Edwards Jr.

DT Eddie Vanderdoes

NT Justin Ellis

DE Khalil Mack

SLB Bruce Irvin

MLB NaVorro Bowman

WLB Nicholas Morrow

LCB David Amerson

RCB TJ Carrie

FS Reggie Nelson

SS Karl Joseph


LB NaVorro Bowman

Bowman, signed to the active roster as a free agent on Oct. 16, started in his 75th career game and first of his Raiders career.

Bowman finished as the game's leading tackler in his first appearance as a Raider, making 11 stops (six solo).

QB Derek Carr

Carr got the Raiders off to a strong start, orchestrating a 4-play, 75-yard drive lasting 2:03 that culminated in a 38-yard touchdown to WR Amari Cooper. Carr was perfect on the drive, going three-of-three passing for 74 yards and a touchdown, earning a perfect passer rating of 158.3.

Carr's opening touchdown marked the 90th of his career , becoming the first quarterback in NFL history to throw at least 90 touchdowns and less than 40 interceptions in his first 53 games.

Carr started the second half by orchestrating an 8-play, 85-yard drive lasting 4:15, culminating in a 4-yard rush by RB DeAndre Washingtonto give the Raiders a 21-20 lead.

Carr's first 300-plus yard game of the season marks the 12th of his career and is the second most in franchise history. It also is tied for 13th most in the NFL through a player's' first four seasons.

On Carr's final drive of the evening, he led the team on an 11-play, 85-yard drive lasting 2:25 that culminated with a 2-yard touchdown to WR Michael Crabtree. The final five plays of the drive came with 23 seconds left in the contest and included a touchdown to TE Jared Cook that was reversed and spotted at the 1-yard line, a touchdown to Crabtree that was nullified by a penalty, followed by two defensive holding calls from the 10- and 5-yard line, setting up the 2-yard touchdown to Crabtree with 00:00 on the clock for the second consecutive play.

Carr's untimed touchdown pass to Crabtree was the first such touchdown pass since Aaron Rodgers Hail Mary pass in 2015 that defeated the Detroit Lions with no time remaining.

Carr ended completing 29-of-52 passes for 417 yards (second-most yards in his career) and added three touchdown passes, earning a passer rating of 101.2.

WR Amari Cooper

On the Raiders first offensive series, Cooper grabbed a 38-yard touchdown pass, his longest reception of the season, to give the Raiders a 7-3 advantage. The touchdown was the culmination of a 4-play, 75-yard drive lasting 2:03.

On that drive, Cooper accounted for 50 of the drive's 75 yards on two receptions.

Cooper hauled in his second touchdown of the game, a 45-yard pass from QB Derek Carr with 49 seconds left in the first quarter. The touchdown culminated an 8-play, 75-yard drive lasting 3:37.

Cooper's second 30-plus-yard touchdown of the night made him the first player in the league this season with two such touchdowns in a single game.

After finishing the first quarter with 95-yards on three receptions, Cooper eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the first time in 2017 with a 14-yard pass at the beginning of the second quarter.

The contest marked Cooper's second multi-touchdown performance and his first since recording two on Dec. 20, 2015 against Green Bay.

Cooper added 54 yards on the game's final drive to help lead the Raiders on their first fourth-quarter comeback of the 2017 campaign.

Cooper finished with the second-most receiving yards in a game in club history by compiling 210, trailing only Art Powell's 247 on 10 receptions on Dec. 22, 1963, against the Houston Oilers.

Cooper's line officially ended with 11 receptions for 210 yards (19.1 avg.) and two touchdowns.

TE Jared Cook

Cook had his most productive as a Raider, hauling in six receptions for 107 yards (17.8 avg.).

Cook's 107 yards in tonight's game mark the third-most in his career, and most since his 141 in Week 1 of 2013.

WR Michael Crabtree

Crabtree hauled in the game-winning touchdown with no time remaining in the game, a 2-yard score that gave the Raiders their first victory over the Chiefs since Nov. 20, 2014.

It was Crabtree's sixth receiving touchdown of 2017, tied for the most in the NFL. His 23 since joining the team in 2015 rank third in the NFL and are second-most in the AFC.

Crabtree finished with three receptions for 24 yards (8.0 avg.) adding his game-winner as time expired.

**RB DeAndre Washington


Trailing 20-14 after the half, Washington punched it in from four yards out to give Oakland the lead in the third quarter. Washington's 4-yard rush was the culmination of an 8-play, 85-yard drive lasting 4:15.

The score marked the third of his career and first of the season.

Washington finished with 33 yards on nine attempts (3.7 avg.) with one score on the ground, while also adding three receptions for seven yards (2.3 avg.).

Special Teams

P Marquette King

King's first punt of the day traveled 45 yards and was downed at the 1-yard line by WR Cordarrelle Patterson. The punt inside the 5-yard line tied King for the NFL lead with three such punts.

King ended the day with three punts for 146 yards (48.7 avg.), wit a 44.3-yard net average and downed one ball inside the 20.

K Giorgio Tavecchio

Tavecchio booted a 26-yard field goal through the uprights with 11:53 remaining in the final frame of play to bring the score to 24-30, Chiefs.

Tied at 30 apiece with zero seconds left on the clock, Tavecchio booted his fourth

PAT of the night through the uprights to seal the victory for the Silver and Black.

Other Notables

On the Chiefs final possession of the game, QB Alex Smith was sacked for the first time in the contest on third-and-4 to bring the drive to a halt. The sack was split by DL Denico Autryand DE Khalil Mack. For Autry, it was the second time this season recording a half-sack, as he finished with three total tackles (two solo). Mack registered five tackles (two solo) in addition to his half-sack. Mack now has 4.5 sacks on the season.

G/T Vadal Alexander started in his first game of 2017.

T Donald Penn extended his starting streak to 163 games, the second-most among active lineman in the NFL. [internal-link-placeholder-0]

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