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Game Notes: Oakland Raiders 33 Kansas City Chiefs 40


Raiders 33, Chiefs 40

  • The Raiders fell to the Chiefs by a score of 40-33, bringing their overall record this year to 2-10.
  • The Silver and Black now move to 53-62-2 in the all-time regular season series against the Chiefs.

Starters – Offense
WR Jordy Nelson
T Kolton Miller
G Kelechi Osemele
C Rodney Hudson
G Gabe Jackson
T Brandon Parker
TE Jared Cook
WR Marcell Ateman
WR Seth Roberts
QB Derek Carr
RB Doug Martin

Starters – Defense
DE Frostee Rucker
DT P.J. Hall
DT Johnathan Hankins
DE Arden Key
LB Tahir Whitehead
LB Nicholas Morrow
CB Nick Nelson
CB Daryl Worley
CB Gareon Conley
S Marcus Gilchrist
S Karl Joseph

Game Themes

  • QB Derek Carr recorded 29 completions in the contest to move him into second place in NFL history for the most completions through a player's first five years with 1,670, trailing only Peyton Manning (1,749).
  • With 17,802 career yards after today's contest, Carr is second in club history only to Ken Stabler, who holds the record with 19,078.
  • The Raiders recorded a season-best 171 rushing yards behind RB Jalen Richard's career-high 95 yards on the ground.
  • The Raiders converted on 75 percent of their third downs (9-of-12), which marks a season high and their third best conversion percentage in franchise history dating back to 1991.

Individual Highlights

WR Marcell Ateman

  • Ateman hauled in a 9-yard touchdown pass from QB Derek Carr, the first of his career, capping a six-play, 54-yard drive to cut the lead to 30-33 with 6:46 remaining in the fourth quarter.
  • Ateman is just the sixth player who was drafted in the seventh round or later to record a receiving touchdown this season, and just the second rookie.
  • Ateman finished with two receptions for 16 yards and one touchdown.

K Daniel Carlson

  • Carlson connected on a 50-yard field goal, capping a 8-play, 43-yard drive lasting 3:54. The 50- yard field goal marks a career-long.
  • Carlson split the uprights for the second time in the contest, this time from 44 yards out with 30 seconds left in the contest.
  • Carlson finished the game 2-for-2 on field goals and was perfect on three PATs.

QB Derek Carr

  • On a 29-yard pass to TE Jared Cook in the second quarter, Carr surpassed Rich Gannon for second place on the franchise all-time passing yards list. With 17,802 career yards after today's contest, Carr is second only to Ken Stabler who holds the record with 19,078.
  • Carr orchestrated the Raiders' first touchdown drive of the game in the second quarter, an 11- play, 75-yard drive lasting 5:58 that culminated in a 1-yard rush by RB Doug Martin.
  • Carr later recorded his first touchdown of the day, completing a 24-yard pass to Cook to cap a 6- play, 68-yard drive lasting 2:20 in the third quarter.
  • Carr brought the Raiders within 10 with 10:41 left in the game with a 1-yard pass to TE Lee Smith to culminate a 10-play, 75- yard drive lasting 4:23.
  • With his second touchdown pass, Carr passed Cam Newton for the seventh-most passing touchdowns in the NFL through a player's first five years with 118.
  • With 6:46 left in the contest, Carr connected with WR Marcell Ateman for a 9-yard score to cut the Chiefs lead to 33-30.
  • Carr's 29 completions on the day move him into second place in NFL history for the most completions through a player's first five years with 1,670, trailing only Peyton Manning (1,749).
  • Carr earned a passer rating of 123.2 in the game, his 22nd career game with a passer rating of at least 100 points to tie Jim Plunkett for fourth-most in franchise history.
  • On 29-of-38 passing, Carr earned a completion percentage of 76.3, marking his seventh game this season with a completion percentage of 70.0 or better.
  • For the seventh consecutive contest, Carr protected the football by not recording an interception.

TE Jared Cook

  • With 3:28 left in the third quarter, Cook set a career-high recording his sixth touchdown of the season, a 24-yard reception to culminate a 6-play, 68-yard drive lasting 2:20.
  • On the touchdown reception Cook brings his career total to 25, giving him sole possession of 13th place in the league among active tight ends.
  • Cook also extended his streak of touchdowns to three games, marking a new career high.
  • With 100 receiving yards in the contest, Cook's season total is now at 709, which marks the second-most in his career. It also marks just the second time in his career that he's surpassed 700 receiving yards in a season.
  • The contest marks the ninth time Cook has recorded 100-or-more yards in a contest and the second time he's done so against the Chiefs.

RB Doug Martin

  • Martin broke the goal line from 1-yard out, helping put the Raiders on the board with 1:04 remaining in the first half. His touchdown culminated an 11-play, 75-yard drive lasting 5:58.
  • Martin recorded a rushing touchdown in consecutive games for the first time since Week 5 and Week 6 of the 2017 season.
  • Martin ended the day with 61 yards on 18 carries (3.4 avg.) with one touchdown, adding two receptions for six yards.

WR Jordy Nelson

  • Nelson set a season high by hauling in 10 passes on the afternoon while totaling 97 yards, the most he's recorded since his 173 in Week 3 against the Miami Dolphins.
  • Nelson's 10 receptions were a team high and also tie a team high on the season, with six of his 10 receptions going for first downs.

RB Jalen Richard

  • Richard set a career high with 95 rushing yards on just six carries (15.8 avg.), besting his previous high of 84 yards which he set in Week 1 of 2016, his first career game.
  • With three receptions for 31 yards, Richard surpassed 100 yards from scrimmage for just the second time in his career.

TE Lee Smith

  • Smith recorded his first touchdown since the 2015 season, grabbing a 1-yard pass from QB Derek Carr early in the fourth quarter to cut the Chiefs lead to 33-23.
  • The score marked just the fifth of Smith's career, and his second as a member of the Silver and Black.

Other Notables

  • The Raiders defense wasted no time getting the offense on the field, as LB Tahir Whitehead forced a fumble that CB Nick Nelson recovered on the first play of the game. The defense held the Chiefs to 295 passing yards, their sixth consecutive week keeping an opponent to less than 300 yards passing.
  • Oakland's offense surpassed 400 total net yards for the third time this season, finishing the day with 442.
  • Oakland's offense finished the day a perfect four-of-four inside the red zone.
  • LB Tahir Whitehead led the team with in tackles for the ninth time this season with nine stops (nine solo).
  • DE Arden Key recorded the Raiders first blocked kick of the season, Harrison Butker's extra point attempt in the second quarter.

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