Derek Carr to Michael Crabtree touchdown gives Raiders walk-off win over Chiefs

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In perhaps the wildest game of the year so far, Derek Carr led the Oakland Raiders on an 85-yard scoring drive in the final 2:25 to steal away a 31-30 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night.

Carr completed a 2-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree with no time remaining to tie the game and Giorgio Tavecchio‘s extra point just slipped inside the right upright to give the Raiders the one-point win.

If only the way the game got to that point was quite that simple.

Denico Autry came up with the first sack of the night for Oakland with 2:38 remaining, allowing the Raiders to get the ball back for a final possession trailing 30-24. Carr then connected with Amari Cooper for 15 and 39 yards to move into Chiefs’ territory. A 13-yard completion to tight end Jared Cook move the Raiders to the 29-yard line. Carr then hit Cook again for 28 yards down to the 1-yard line after he was ruled down by contact just outside the goal line.

That left the Raiders with eight seconds left to play with for their game-winning touchdown. Carr completed a fade to Crabtree only to have an offensive pass interference call negate the touchdown and move the Raiders back to the 11-yard line. With three seconds left, Carr’s pass for Cook went through his hands incomplete only to have a defensive holding call on Ron Parker give the Raiders another chance on an un-timed down. The same thing happened on the next play as Eric Murray was called for defensive holding on Cordarrelle Patterson to give Oakland a second un-timed down.

Carr then rolled to his left and found Crabtree in the front corner of the end zone to tie the game at 30-30. Tavecchio, who had missed a pair of field goals from 53 and 45 yards previously on the night, converted the extra point to give the Raiders the walk-off victory.

Cooper finally broke out for his best game of the season. After catching just 18 passes for 146 yards through the first six weeks of the season, Cooper caught 11 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns for the Raiders on Thursday night. Carr posted the second 400-yard passing game of his career, throwing for 417 yards and three touchdowns on the night.

Alex Smith and the Chiefs were nearly as effective offensively. Smith completed 25 of 36 passes for 342 yards with three touchdowns on the night. Tyreek Hill, Albert Wilson and Travis Kelce all found the end zone for Kansas City. Hill had six catches for 125 yards on the night for the Chiefs.

Cooper’s two first half touchdowns helped the Raiders build a 14-10 lead at the end of the first quarter. Oakland pinned the Chiefs on their own 1-yard line only to watch Kansas City score in three plays as Smith hit Hill for a 64-yard touchdown to re-take the lead.

DeAndre Washington scored on a 4-yard run to give the Raiders a 21-20 advantage early in the third quarter. The Chiefs would respond with a 63-yard touchdown to Wilson that deflected off the hands of a Raiders defender. A 37-yard Harrison Butker field goal gave the Chiefs a 30-21 lead in the closing seconds of the third quarter.

Tavecchio converted a 26-yard field goal to close the deficit to 30-24 with 11:53 remaining before the wild ending to the night.

69 responses to “Derek Carr to Michael Crabtree touchdown gives Raiders walk-off win over Chiefs

  1. You Chiefs fans ran your mouths all week, look at you now.

    Enjoy your losing streak.

    One nation, Raider Nation.

  2. Best game by far for the Raiders this year and probably the most exciting NFL game so far this season. The win was a pleasant surprise since all I was really hoping for was that they show some heart against a bitter rival. Carr performed at a high level consistent with last year although I didn’t like seeing him running with the ball given his back injury. I was especially happy to see Cooper finally break out after being absent for most of the year. Richard and Washington got a fair share of touches and performed well. The defense is still porous but had some key stops in crunch time. Tavecchio didn’t have a perfect game but he’s clutch, looks like he has a bright future and the Raiders would be crazy to jettison him for Janikowski

    Looking ahead, I’m not very too optimistic about the Raiders’ playoff chances given the tough schedule coming up but if they can put forth similar competitive effort and focus to tonite then they may still finish with a respectable record in the 9 win range.

  3. the most rigged offiacting I’ve ever seen in 30+ years of watching the NFL. The kneeling was one thing, this was obvious they intended the Raiders to win, so they made itr happen F the NFL #I’mdone

  4. Now that game reminded me of playing in Oakland in the late 1960s. Officiating was totally home cooked and in the bag for Oakland all game long, with a few late game flags thrown against Oakland (when it couldn’t really hurt them).

    Kept Oakland in the game and heh… 3 free chances at the very end to score the tying points, with no time left on the clock.

    Blatant Raider-favored penalty calling and ignoring of calls all night long. Hill gets his helmet ripped off by the facemask on that kick return – no flag at all. Kelce gets hammered 10 yards downfield by the inside backer – no flag – while Smith is getting sacked on third and long.

    But earlier, when KC strip sacks Carr – there’s a magical defensive holding flag thrown at Nelson for chucking the tight end at the line of scrimmage, inside the 5 yards allowed contact zone.

    Penalize KC when it favors Oakland and saves or extends a series (and ties the game), ignore penalties when they might work against Oakland.

    Blatant horse manure on display tonight. Al Davis would be proud.

  5. Things I learned from that game – and I picked the Raiders to win but it was the poorest job of officiating that I have seen all season long. First there were some phantom calls, then there were some really bad missed calls – ie Kansas City players were mugging Cook and others downfield. Kansas City is worse than their record despite the hype. Smith is a terrific QB and Marshawn Lynch is still what he has always been – an idiot.

  6. What a bs robbery. The chiefs were robbed by the referees on the last play four different times. Then they let Crabtree get away with a push on the defender to get open. That’s a disgrace and an EMBARRASSMENT for the NFL, that the referees would help the raiders,five consecutive times on the final play to make sure the Raiders would steal the win. That’s corruption that makes football fans not want to watch football anymore. Might as well be watching WWF.

  7. That was definitely one of the most crazy endings I’ve seen. I didnt really have a dog in the fight since I’m a NFC guy, so it probably made it more exciting since I didnt particulary care who won.

  8. Ohhhh yeahhhh baby!!!!! Carr now has the most 4th quarter comeback wins since 2015! Where are all the haters now?!?!? Chefs fans’ tears are so sweet…

  9. That was about as exviting an ending as a game could have. Really the whole thing was exciting, I lost count of the lead changes. Games like that will help the ratings.

  10. Carr used KC’s secondary for toilet paper tonight. That secondary is a sieve without Berry back there. That D is getting used this year. Oakland’s is no prize either, they came up with two stops at the end though.

  11. 2 plays. One Lynch gets the flag and ejected but the Chiefs lose 15 yards.

    Second is the Raiders receiver goes down at the 1 yard line but they call TD and review. Why if he is down they don’t call a clock runoff ?

    Raiders had no time outs. Would take at least 10-12 seconds to get set.

    NFL is screwed.

  12. Absolutely horrid defense. No pass rush, no coverage and no tackling. Lack of talent and terrible scheme. Offense puts up 30 pts and 400+ yards and still lose. Inability to run out the clock and poor o line play in the 4th didn’t help, but man that “defense” sucks.

  13. Refs gifted that game to Oakland. From the first TD where Drops clearly pushed the defender in the back to the end where they refs did everything possible to keep giving Oakland chances. This was more obvious than the gift Oakland got last year in Mexico in Houston. And Raider fans blame everything on the refs. LOL!

  14. Good win boys… we needed that. That win saves our season for now. That 10 second run off rule needs to change though. Why should the Raiders (or any team for that matter) lose 10 seconds because the NFL decides to replay scoring plays. What is the logic behind this?

  15. Do not give the credit to Autry. He got in the way of Mack’s trademark strip sack recovery to ice the game, in this case give it to Offense with much better chances. Either way, being pushed against the wall is exactly what this team needed. It makes me proud to see how they responded. Lynch bothers me.

  16. I guess getting garbage penalties and non-called push-offs gives a good feeling to Raiders fans. Plus like 5 or 6 chances to score the game winning touchdown. Way to go.

  17. I missed a good game because I quit watching when Kansas City had a Carr fumble overturned when the contract was clearly inside 5 yards.

  18. Cooper clearly pushed the defender down on the first td. Phantom illegal contact call on chiefs when it shold have been a turnover. Bs late hit call when Carr was a runner and not yet down. Bad reffing.

  19. These are the Chiefs we know and love. Alex Smith overthrowing open receivers. Rushing 3 against the immobile QB. Andy Reid making questionable decisions. And of course blowing it at the end.

  20. Thank to the refs & raiders for giving KC a second loss. If NE can get by ATL they will be tied for best record, again. Yeah, I get tie breakers but there’s still plenty of time.

  21. Let’s see:
    1) Shoddy officiating on both sides.
    2) Seven lead changes
    3) Controversial ending

    YEP, that’s Chiefs/Raiders!! Good win Raiders. See you again in December, hopefully it will be a battle for the Div title.

  22. jjackwagon says:
    October 20, 2017 at 8:45 am
    Let’s see:
    1) Shoddy officiating on both sides.
    2) Seven lead changes
    3) Controversial ending

    YEP, that’s Chiefs/Raiders!! Good win Raiders. See you again in December, hopefully it will be a battle for the Div title.

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    FINALLY… truth and the reality of the NFL officiating.

  23. that the referees would help the raiders,five consecutive times on the final play to make sure the Raiders would steal the win
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    Yep been having Saints season tickets since ’98 and they used to ALWAYS let teams play especially toward the end of the game and specifically the last offensive drives of games. Now its the complete opposite with refs essentially determining games on the final drives with what’s usually phantom calls. And they wonder why the ratings are tanking more every year and its not just the millennials dropping cable TV.

  24. redandgoldhitman52 says:
    October 20, 2017 at 12:36 am
    What a bs robbery. The chiefs were robbed by the referees on the last play four different times. Then they let Crabtree get away with a push on the defender to get open. That’s a disgrace and an EMBARRASSMENT for the NFL, that the referees would help the raiders,five consecutive times on the final play to make sure the Raiders would steal the win. That’s corruption that makes football fans not want to watch football anymore. Might as well be watching WWF.

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    If you didn’t see back to back holding on the Chiefs then you are clearly biased. If you ever want to relocate to the twin cities you would fit right in.

  25. The refs missed, or looked the other way on two face mask 15 yarders the Chefs commited and they let the DB’s all but tackle receivers all night.

    Officiating was bad. Really bad. But, it went both ways.

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