The Raiders fall to 2-12 with today's 31-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Oakland is now 1-4 in divisional play this season and will travel to Denver in Week 17 for their final matchup against AFC West opposition.
The loss drops the Raiders' all-time record against Kansas City to 51-56-2 (1-2 in postseason) and 24-30-1 on the road against the Chiefs. The two teams split their season series for the first time since 2011.
Oakland's defense continued its streak of strong performances on third down, holding the Chiefs to just 3-of-13 (23.1 percent) on third downs. The Raiders have allowed four-or-fewer third-down conversions in each of their last five games
The Raiders have held the Chiefs to four-or-fewer third-down conversions in each of their last seven meetings dating back to Dec. 24, 2011 at KC.
The Raiders top-ranked red zone offense took only two trips inside the Chiefs' 20-yard line in the game and reached the end zone on their second trip via a 1-yard touchdown pass from QB Derek Carr to WR James Jones. The team is now 19-for-24 (79.2 percent) in the red zone this season.
Individual Notes: Offense
QB Derek Carr tossed his 18th career touchdown pass, a 1-yard strike to WR James Jones late in the fourth quarter, tying him with Sam Bradford for the 10th most touchdowns by a rookie since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.
Carr completed 27 passes in the game and eclipsed the 300-completion mark in the contest, making him the sixth NFL rookie and the fifth different Raider ever to complete 300 passes in a season. Carr (313) now ranks fourth all-time in completions by an NFL rookie and fourth on the franchise single-season completions list.
Carr set a new career high with 56 attempts, the third most ever by a rookie in a single game (Chris Weinke, 63 and Jack Trudeau, 57). Carr is just the fourth rookie in NFL history to have multiple games of at least 50 pass attempts, and is tied for second on that list with Chris Weinke (2001) and Jack Trudeau (1986) with two (Andrew Luck leads with three in 2012).
RB Latavius Murray earned his first career start and led the team in rushing with 12 carries for 59 yards (4.9 avg.). Murray's longest gain of the game came on a 25-yard carry in the first quarter, his third run of 20-plus yards this season.
WR James Jones finished the day with eight receptions for 57 yards and one touchdown. Jones' 1-yard touchdown catch was his fifth of the season and the 42nd of his career.
Jones is tied with his former teammate, Randall Cobb, for 12th in the NFL with 22 receiving touchdowns since 2012.
Jones now has at least two receptions in all 14 games this season.
TE Mychal Rivera posted seven receptions for 39 yards, moving him ahead of Bob Moore (91) and Andrew Glover (92) for the eighth-most receptions all-time by a Raider tight end.
Rivera now has at least seven receptions in four games this season, tied for second most in a season by a Raider tight end (Todd Christensen, six in 1983 and '86).
WR Andre Holmes tied a season high with five receptions and led the team with 70 receiving yards, including a diving 33-yard gain late in the fourth quarter.
G Gabe Jackson started his 10th game of the season, making him the 11th rookie offensive lineman in franchise history to start at least 10 games, and the first since C Stefen Wisniewski started 16 games in 2011.
Individual Notes: Defense
LB Khalil Mack became the ninth rookie linebacker in franchise history to start at least 14 games (last; Miles Burris in 2012). The last Raider rookie linebacker to start 16 games was Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie in 1985.
Mack led the team in tackles with six stops (five solo), and was active in the Chiefs backfield for much of the game. In the first quarter, Mack flew around the edge to force a quick incompletion by Alex Smith. In the second quarter, he broke through the line and immediately dropped Knile Davis for a 2-yard loss. Mack also forced a holding penalty on a third-and-10 at the end of the first half, effectively pushing the Chiefs out of field goal range.
Mack deflected a pass late in the fourth quarter to force a fourth down and a Chiefs field goal attempt, which fell incomplete. Mack now has four career passes defended, tied for second most by a Raiders rookie linebacker (Miles Burris in 2012) and tied for fourth among rookie linebackers this season.
DL C.J. Wilson recovered a Travis Kelce fumble in the third quarter and returned it 21 yards to the Chiefs' 15-yard line, leading to Sebastian Janikowski's second field goal of the game. That marks Wilson's first career fumble recovery and the Raiders' fourth recovery of the season.
DT Ricky Lumpkin recorded the first sack of his career in the third quarter, dropping Smith for a 2-yard loss
LB Ray-Ray Armstrong made his first career start at linebacker in place of an injured Sio Moore. Armstrong stopped Davis short of the markers on a third-and-1 attempt in the fourth quarter.
Individual Notes: Special Teams
K Sebastian Janikowski closed out the first half with a 53-yard field goal, the 48th conversion from 50-or-more yards in his career. Janikowski still ranks second all time and now trails Jason Hanson (52) by four for the most career field goals from 50-plus yards.
Janikowski added a 33-yard field goal in the third quarter, giving him six points on the day and moving him ahead of Olindo Mare (1,555) for 18th on the all-time scoring list.
Janikowski remains perfect from within 50 yards this season (12-for-12). Janikowski has finished a season perfect from between 20- and 49-yards only once in his career (24-for-24 in 2012).
P Marquette King punted 11 times in the contest (43.4 avg.), tying his personal single-game high (Nov. 17, 2013 at Hou.). King punted six times in the first half, marking the third time in his career and second this season (9/7 at NYJ) he has punted six times in a single half.
King set a new career high with 94 punts on the season, as he now trails Leo Araguz (98 in 1998) by four punts for the franchise single-season record.
King has eclipsed the 4,000 punting yards for the second straight season, making him the third player in team history to punt for at least 4,000 yards in consecutive seasons (Shane Lechler, 2008-09 and Leo Araguz 1997-98).
CB Chimdi Chekwa made another impressive stop on special teams, dropping De'Anthony Thomas for no gain on a third-quarter punt.