See what fans had to say following the last second victory for the Raiders Thursday night.
After starting 5-0 on the season, the Kansas Chiefs have now lost in consecutive weeks after they lost yet again Thursday night on the road against divisional rival Oakland Raiders 31-30. Thursday night’s loss was a pretty tough pill to swallow as it occurred with no time left on the clock either.
A wild last-minute drive culminated with Derek Carr finding Michael Crabtree for a 2-yard touchdown on an untimed down (after numerous flags mind you), and the extra point gave the Raiders a 31-30 victory. “We didn’t give up,” Crabtree said. “We got a team full of fighters. We believe. … No matter how hard the game was, we believed. We came out with the W and I’m excited. It’s a good way to win, a great way to win.”
Those of you who have Derek Carr for fantasy will be happy to hear the Raider QB went off throwing for 417 yards and three touchdowns on 29-of-52 passing. Meanwhile, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith completed 25 of 36 passes for 342 yards and three touchdowns himself. On the receiving end of those touchdowns were Travis Kelce, Tyreke Hill, and Albert Wilson (64 yards), whereas for the Raiders, Amari Cooper caught 2 touchdowns and Michael Crabtree caught the other one.
Another highlight from the Thursday night was Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch getting tossed from the game. Following a late hit on Carr, Lynch ran out on the field (while he was on the bench) and made contact with the referee, automatically disqualifying him from playing. However what fans are talking about is whether or not Lynch ran out on the field to protect his QB or longtime friend Marcus Peters, who plays for the Chiefs. It's kinda hard to tell from the clip, but what we do know is that after being ejected from the game, Marshawn secretly went in the stands and watched the rest of the game hidden amongst the crowd (see the tweet/pic below).
The win for Oakland ultimately tightened the AFC West race by moving to 3-4 and sending Kansas City to 5-2 with its second consecutive loss. The Raiders will face the Buffalo Bills next Sunday and the Chiefs will have another AFC West challenge ahead of them with the Denver Broncos on Monday night in Week 8.
If you happened to have missed the game, then check out some of the highlights and reactions to Thursday night’s thriller at the Oakland Coliseum. Everyone from G-Eazy, MC Hammer, Damian Lillard & Jerry Rice had something to see.
Who else?— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) October 20, 2017
Michael Crabtree. pic.twitter.com/QE3qBBMf7B
Great win Raiders #fight— jerryrice (@JerryRice) October 20, 2017
What a fucking game... wow. Raiders— G-Eazy (@G_Eazy) October 20, 2017
JUSTICE PREVAILS. RAIDERS PULL IT OUT IN WHAT MIGHT BE THE CRAZIEST END OF A GAME I'VE EVER SEEN.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) October 20, 2017
End of this Raiders game has more flags than an Olympic opening ceremony.— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) October 20, 2017
Anybody from out of town?
Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch ejected for making contact with an official. Physical contact with an official carries a fine of $30,387.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 20, 2017
FYI, Marshawn Lynch did not leave. He has been watching the whole game from the stands— Marcus Thompson (@ThompsonScribe) October 20, 2017
Derrick Carr— Jarvis Juice Landry (@God_Son80) October 20, 2017
Just Win Baby !!!! Let’s Goooo !!! #Raidernation— MC HAMMER (@MCHammer) October 20, 2017
Marshawn Lynch watched the game he was ejected from from the stands?— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) October 20, 2017
Put him in the Hall of Fame right damn now. pic.twitter.com/hIwQmuteka