Raiders Eke Out Late 31-30 Win Over Chiefs

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After the refs granted Oakland three lives on the goal line because of two defensive holds, Carr found Crabtree to tie the game at 30 on a rollout to his left. From a 41-39 thriller between the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers (as weird to write as it is to read) to the Philadelphia Eagles nail-biting win over the Carolina Panthers in Week 6, Thursday night has been a delight for National Football League fans so far.

"If there's one thing about Crab, it doesn't matter what happens throughout the rest of the game, he always shows up", Carr said. They lost consecutive games for the first time since October 11-18, 2015, and had their 12-game winning streak in the AFC West snapped in a thrilling finish.

Giorgio Tavecchio added the extra point after the Crabtree touchdown to give Oakland the win. NaVorro Bowman, he who signed three days ago, was exposed for his lack of pass defense on Travis Kelce's 10-yard score in the first quarter.

The time was up when Derek Carr made a 2-yard touchdown pass towards Michael Crabtree.

Lee started the Raiders' first five games at middle linebacker. It was one of the crucial game for the hosts in this championship.

Head Coach Jack Del Rio will hope this narrowest of wins can be a springboard for improved performances in the remaining weeks of the season.

Alex Smith threw for 342 yards and three touchdowns but it wasn't enough for the Chiefs (5-2). Furthermore, after 12 triumphs in a row, it was the first failure against the teams from the same division.

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The stat sheet will tell you it was an 11-play, 85-yard march that covered 2 minutes, 25 seconds. Oakland wide receiver Amari Cooper returned to prominence, recording two touchdowns and 210 yards receiving. Granted, Carr threw 52 passes, but Oakland is going to have to do better than 88 yards on 24 carries since Carr won't have this type of game on a weekly basis.

It never did defend Kansas City wide receiver Tyreek Hill (eight catches for 125 yards and a 64-yard TD) and allowed 425 yards and an average of 7.1 per play.

The rookie star Kareem Hunt was once again solid as he had 87 rushing yards but from 18 attempts.

And here I thought the lunacy ended when someone yelled to send in the main clown and Marshawn Lynch went and got himself ejected for shoving an official while trying to protect a player ... One of the best running backs in the previous decade entered the field from the sidelines, joining the whole incident.

It was as though Lynch, who will likely now face at least a game suspension and fine, was protecting Peters as much as he was his quarterback. The rumors are saying that he left the stadium and went home furious already at the halftime.

But holding calls on Ron Parker and Eric Murray set the stage for the final play.

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