Coming into Thursday night’s game, the Oakland Raiders were 0-10 and the first-place Kansas City Chiefs were on a current five game winning streak.
Naturally, the Raiders took a two touchdown lead in the second quarter and later used a late fourth quarter scoring drive by rookie quarterback Derek Carr to beat the Chiefs 24-20 on Thursday Night Football.
Even though the winless Raiders were playing at home, they were 7.5 point underdogs. They didn’t let that get to them
Second-year running back Latavius Murray had four carries on the night, but he made the most them; he rushed for a career high, 112 yards and two touchdowns, propelling the Raiders to their first win of the season and first win since Nov.17, 2013.
Murray was limited to just the four carries due to a concussion he suffered late in the second quarter, forcing him to miss the rest of the game.
This was Carr’s first win as an NFL starting quarterback. Carr struggled offensively most of the night, completing 18 of 35 pass attempts for 174 yards. He put his struggles behind him in the fourth quarter with the Raiders trailing 20-17 and led them on a 17-play, 80 yard drive that was capped by a touchdown pass to James Jones.
The Raiders (1-10) aren’t going anywhere in the standings with this win, but the loss really makes life more difficult for the Chiefs (7-4). They are now two games behind the Patriots in the loss column and fall to second place behind the Denver Broncos. Next Sunday night, the Chiefs host the Broncos in a big divisional matchup that could have a great deal of playoff implications.
Source : NFL / Photo Credit: Associated Press