The Chiefs own fourth quarter comeback failed but the Raiders did not as Oakland beat Kansas City, 24-20, on Thursday Night Football. The Chiefs were down 14 points and came back to take a 20-17 lead but Oakland went on their longest drive of the season to make it 24-20 with 1:42 remaining. The Chiefs final comeback attempt failed and the Raiders won the game, 24-20.
This is the Raiders first win of the season, and their first win in more than a year. Not a good game for the Chiefs.
The Chiefs can beat anyone. And lose to anyone.
It's the latter part of that we seem to have forgotten. The Chiefs beat the Patriots and Seahawks. But also lost to the Titans. This is the second bad loss of the season. The Chiefs are still in a decent spot for playoff contention but it's hard to sell me on the idea of them winning the AFC West after dropping this game.
Chiefs probably should have challenged this
But they didn't. It came on a fourth and short QB sneak on the Raiders game winning drive.
The Chiefs gave up their first rushing TD of the season.
The first rushing touchdown in their last 318 attempts against them.
Alex Smith's historic TD pass to Anthony Fasano
Chiefs TD ... it's Alex Smith's 1st TD pass this season that was more than 15 yards downfield— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 21, 2014
And he was barely into the end zone.
The field was really muddy.
Steve Sanders (@65TPTPhotog) November 20, 2014
Dustin Colquitt has a calf injury
On a second half punt, Colquitt fell after the ball went off his foot. He got back up slowly and limped to the sidelines. It was reported that he hurt his calf but did return to the game. If he couldn't punt I am guessing it would have been Cairo Santos coming into punt. He has punting experience from college.
DAT's punt returns can be no good
He caught a couple of punts he shouldn't have, particularly one that left the Chiefs inside their own 5-yard line. DAT let the punt bounce but instead of getting away from it and letting the Raiders down it, he caught the ball off the bounce and ended up losing 11 yards. The Chiefs ended up replacing him with Frankie Hammond at punt returner.
Random observations from the game
Dustin Colquitt led the game off with a 69-yard punt.
It's no 3rd-and-48 but the Chiefs did have a 3rd-and-29.
The Chiefs first big break came with a fumbled punt by the Raiders, which the Chiefs recovered at the 10-yard line.
Raiders rookie first round pick LB Khalil Mack did a nice job pressuring Alex Smith throughout the night.
Knile Davis missed the hole on 3rd-and-1.
Ron Parker misjudged a pass that led to a 37-yard catch and run from the WR.