Raiders save season in wild ending against Chiefs

Paola Ditto
Ottobre 22, 2017

To no surprise to the Raiders-Chiefs rivalry, things got chippy on the Raiders ensuing drive. He is officially back, and so is this explosive Raiders offense.

The Oakland Raiders had a quick turnaround as they hosted the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday Night looking to snap a four-game losing streak.

Both teams looked to have better offensive performances, and it was a shootout at the QB spot. Derek Carr and #Alex Smith showed why they are franchise QBs, putting on a clinic. Tight end Jared Cook also had over 100 yards in the game, and Michael Crabtree finished with three receptions and the most important touchdown of the game. Lynch had only two carries for 9 yards before leaving. Cooper has struggled this season, so this game can give him a boost for the rest of the season.

Alex Smith had a big game of his own, even though it ended in a loss.

Up Next: The Raiders (3-4) now have 10 days off before they play the Buffalo Bills (3-2), and then follow that up seven days later on Sunday night against the Miami Dolphins (3-2). Tyreek Hill had a dominant night, catching six passes for 125 yards and a touchdown. Kareem Hunt added 87 yards on the ground.

Heading into the game Cooper had hauled in just 44 receptions and one touchdown in the first quarter through the first 6 games.

Lynch left the bench in the second quarter after a late hit on Raiders quarterback Derek Carr that initially drew a flag from the officials. Carr's lineman started charging at Peters which resulted in a shoving match. Offensive linemen Kelechi Osemele and Donald Penn confronted Peters and Lynch sprinted off the Oakland sideline to join the fray.

Up to that point, Lynch had played a minor role in the game, carrying only twice for nine yards while teammate Jalen Richard carried six times for 30 yards. No matter what happened, Lynch ended up making contact with a ref and pushing him away.

KRON-TV reported Lynch left the Coliseum after he was ejected.

Carr then tossed an incomplete pass on the next play, but Chiefs safety Ron Parker was called for holding. The Raiders had one more chance to score and it was incomplete pass to Cook.

Also, another controversy surrounding this match because the referees made two straight defensive holding calls on the final play of the game, and made it possible for the Raiders to be in the better position before the last attack. Carr finally got the score to Crabtree after three shots at the end zone.

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