The Raider's kicker has had a troubled last couple of games and, although a late gust of wind took his kick and surely gave Oakland fans a fright, he converted to give his side the win. On a third-and-10 play from Kansas City's 29-yard line, Carr threw up a prayer into triple coverage and Cook SOMEHOW CAME DOWN WITH IT and the immediate ruling on the field was touchdown. He lived up to his reputation on Thursday night, burning Raiders defensive backs for a jaw-dropping touchdown to give the Chiefs their first lead of the game.
Raiders linebackers Cory James (foot) and Marquel Lee (ankle) are both inactive for Thursday night's game against the Chiefs, meaning NaVorro Bowman will likely play significant snaps in his first game with Oakland. Carr, from the shotgun, got nice protection from his line so he stepped up in the pocket and fired a high pass that slipped through Cook's fingers.
COOPER'S DAY: One of the biggest mysteries for the Raiders early this season was the lack of production from Amari Cooper, who topped 1,000 yards receiving in each of his first two seasons. Two checks. Behind their signal caller, the Raiders stopped the bleeding.
It's not clear if the officials knew Lynch came in off the bench, but he could clearly be seen running in from the sideline during the altercation.
The two grew up together in Oakland and are the best of friends, so much that the latter markets an underwear line under the Beast Mode brand of the Raiders star. Washington, the third-stringer, led the way with an uninspiring 33 yards on nine carries.
COMEBACK CARR: Carr completed 6 of 11 passes for 97 yards on the final drive for his league-leading 12th fourth-quarter comeback since the start of the 2015 season.
If you missed the Thursday night matchup between #The Raiders and #Chiefs, you missed arguably the game of the year.
Like Kansas City's struggles slowing Cooper, the Raiders couldn't reel in the lightning quick Tyreek Hill, who piled up 125 yards on six catches, including a 64-yard score.
Alex Smith threw for 342 yards and three touchdowns but it wasn't enough for the Chiefs (5-2). "Certainly I think that second-to-last play, the ball got thrown out of the back of the end zone, they called defensive holding and that's not even close to the play". And oh yeah, still no interceptions. On the first, Cooper appeared to push Terrance Mitchell but the officials picked up the flag and gave Cooper the 38-yard TD.
It's been a rough start to the season for the Raiders' No. 1 receiver. Yet for the prowess Hunt entered the Coliseum with, Oakland did an admirable job in limiting him. Oakland even held K.C.to under 100 yards (94) as a team and forced Smith to beat the hosts through the air - which he did.
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