Raiders Shock Chiefs, 24-20, For First Win
Derek Carr threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to James Jones with 1:42 to play, and the Raiders shocked the Kansas City Chiefs, 24-20, in Oakland on Thursday night. The Raiders (1-10) won their first game of the season and snapped a 16-game losing streak that dated back more than a year.
After trailing 14-3 at halftime and allowing an early field goal in the third quarter, Kansas City (7-4) scored on three consecutive possessions in the second half to take a 20-17 lead with 9:03 to play. However, the Chiefs could not hold the advantage, as the Raiders marched down the field on a 17-play, 80-yard drive culminating with Jones’ touchdown catch.
Kansas City QB Alex Smith was 20-for-36 for 234 yards and two touchdowns, but he could not get his team into the end zone after Oakland’s final touchdown.
The Raiders sprinted to a 14-3 halftime lead courtesy of Latavius Murray’s two rushing touchdowns, including a 90-yard run. Murray left the game after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit in the second quarter. He finished with 112 yards on four carries.
This didn't really come as a huge surprise, for Oakland to play well. They rallied and battled vs. Seahawks in Seattle, and came within an onside kick of possibly winning that game. They've also battled well with other teams before fading in the second half. It was just a matter of time before they played four good quarters of football.