Chiefs Fall to the Raiders 20-24 from The Associated Press via The Mothership
Alex Smiththrew two TD passes for the Chiefs (7-4), who had won five in a row. They fell a half-game behind Denver in the AFC West.
The Raiders became just the third team since the merger to beat a first-place team for their first win after losing at least 10 games to start the season. Indianapolis did it against Green Bay in 1997 and Buffalo did it to Dallas in 1984.
The Chiefs will have a long time to stew over this loss before hosting Denver on Nov. 30 in an AFC West showdown.
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8. Defensive pass interference called on
On third-and-9 with 2:13 remaining in the game, Carr attempted a back-shoulder throw to receiver Andre Holmes and pass interference was called on Chiefs defensive back Ron Parker.
After review, there looked to be contact by Holmes, but the penalty was called and that set up the Raiders' go-ahead touchdown with just 1:46 remaining in the game.
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CHARLES SCORES ON 30-YARD RECEPTION: RB
Jamaal Charleshauled in a 30-yard pass from QB Alex Smith, giving him his third TD reception of the season and the 17th of his career. The 30-yard reception ties for his longest reception of the season.
Charles had 122 combined yards from scrimmage (80 yards rushing; 42 yards receiving) tonight, giving him 10,006 career combined yards (rushing, receiving, returning) to rank third in franchise history. Tonight he became just the third Chiefs player to reach 10,000 combined yards in their career, joining KR/WR Dante Hall (12,356) and TE Tony Gonzalez (10,963).
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Chiefs' second-half rally falls short in 24-20 loss to Raiders from Chiefs Digest
Streaks eventually end and the Chiefs found out in a stunningly hard way in rainy conditions Thursday night against the Oakland Raiders.
The Raiders (1-10) powered through the Chiefs with 179 yards rushing on 30 attempts en route to a 24-20 win to snap a 10-game losing streak to start the season. Oakland's victory also snapped the Chiefs' five-game winning streak.
Look, the rancor is completely deserved, the disgust totally justified -- the Kansas City Chiefs went on national television Thursday night and managed to somehow out-turd a crapola Oakland Raiders roster.
You can't unsee that.
At least, not without some kind of shock therapy. Or whatever vodka they finally got for Bill Self after that Kentucky depantsing.
Grumble away. Just make sure you've got the right name, or right set of names, at the top of the Friday morning hate list.
Hint: It ain't Alex Smith.
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The Chiefs' chances of winning the AFC West championship took a big hit. At 7-4, the Chiefs dropped a half-game behind the division-leading Denver Broncos. The Broncos play at home against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, then come to Arrowhead Stadium the following weekend to play against the Chiefs. By winning both games, the Broncos would have a solid grip on the division lead.
Chiefs' third-down efficiency, run defense top lows from Thursday night loss from Chiefs Digest
The dismal start to the game can be traced to an area the team excelled at entering Thursday night. The Chiefs were ranked third in the league in third-down efficiency, converting at a 48 percent ratio. Oakland held the Chiefs to 1-of-9 on third downs in the first half, and the Chiefs finished the game converting 2-of-14 (14 percent).
Three Thoughts: Raiders stun Chiefs for their first victory from Sports Illustrated
2. On Kansas City's play calling ...
Following a couple of Kansas City losses earlier in the year, head coach Andy Reid criticized himself for not getting Jamaal Charles enough touches. He might sound a similar tune after this costly setback.
Charles wound up with 23 touches (19 rushes, four passes), but on a night when the Chiefs' offense was sluggish for extended periods, though, the number probably could have been higher.
That goes for the final drive, too. Kansas City was up against it, trailing by four and without a timeout. There still was plenty of time to work in a Charles run or two, especially with the Raiders so focused on not getting beat over the top. The star running back's only work on the decisive possession came on a 4-yard pass from Smith.
Seventeen plays are but a fraction of the snaps in the Kansas City Chiefs' season. But if the Chiefs remember nothing else from the 2014 season, they'll remember the 17 that defined Thursday night's 24-20 loss to the previously winless Oakland Raiders.
The Chiefs had owned the fourth quarter this season and they had owned this fourth quarter, too, scoring the first 10 points of the period to overcome a dismal start and take a 20-17 lead.
Then came the 17-play Oakland touchdown drive that threatens the Chiefs' quest for the AFC West championship or even a wild-card berth.
3) The Chiefs' offense came on too late.
For most of three quarters, the Chiefs were a staggering 1-for-10 on third-down opportunities. They had just 134 yards and Alex Smith had completed only eight of his 19 passes.
With just under two minutes remaining in the third quarter, Kansas City was facing a third-and-one from the Raiders' 19-yard line, on the precipice of watching another drive smothered away. But this time Anthony Fasano snuck behind the defense and Smith found him for a game-changing touchdown. From that point on, the Chiefs were a different offense. Charles caught his game-tying touchdown four minutes later. Cairo Santos added a go-ahead 25-yard field goal, and just like that, Kansas City had scored 17 unanswered.
Ron Parker mad at pass interference call from ESPN
Cornerback Ron Parker felt strongly his fourth quarter pass interference penalty was bad call. "The refs were real tough on us today," he said. "They didn't give us a break." The penalty on 3rd-and-9 gave the Raiders a first down.
PLENTY OF BLAME IN THIS LOSS from Warpaint Illustrated
Andy Reid has nobody to blame but himself. With the wet weather pounding the Coliseum turf in the first half, he felt passing the ball was the way to go. The Raiders mixed it up well but pounded the ball on the ground and the result allowed them to gain a 17-3 lead until the Chiefs mounted a fourth quarter rally.
But it was Bob Sutton and the defensive heroes of last Sunday's victory against Seattle, that never showed up against the Raiders. I'm certain Sutton, nor his defensive players, felt Carr would emerge as the hero on the night. In other words, by allowing him to sit in the pocket without any pass rush on the Raiders final drive of the game, they didn't respect the rookie quarterback. He made them pay the ultimate price.
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Alex Smith's 48 passing yards in the first half mark the lowest allowed by the Raiders in an opening half since giving up 35 yards to the Chiefs on Dec. 16, 2012.
The Raiders forced five consecutive punts to open the game, the team's most since Oct. 31, 2010 when the Seahawks punted six times to start the contest. The Chiefs' seven punts are the most by any team against the Raiders since Shane Lechler of the Houston Texans punted nine times in the Raiders' last win, at Houston on Nov. 17, 2013.
Raiders show winning ways could be on horizon from FOX Sports
Four days after an emotional win against the Seattle Seahawks, the Chiefs couldn't bottle up more come-from-behind magic. Over the last two weeks the Chiefs had beat the Buffalo Bills and Seahawks trailing in the fourth quarter and appeared they were on track to do so again against the Raiders. The defense's bottom fell out as the Raiders kept chipping away. The loss snaps a five-game winning streak and any positive momentum leading into their Week 13 clash as they host the Denver Broncos.
Rodney Hudson has come a long way since he was juggling a job at KFC with going to class and playing football at B.C. Rain in Mobile. Hudson is in the final season of a four-year, $3.51 million contract signed after the Kansas City Chiefs selected him in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Since then, he's become one of the league's better centers. The web site Pro Football Focus graded his play in the Chiefs' 24-20 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday as No. 2 among the NFL's centers in Week 11.
NFL admits two missed interference calls in Seahawks-Chiefs from USA Today
Vice president of officiating Dean Blandino informed Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll on Thursday that Bill Leavy's crew should have called pass interference against Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith for shoving receiver Doug Baldwin off his bid to catch a 2-yard touchdown pass with 6:33 left in Seattle's 24-20 loss last Sunday.
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Elias Sports Bureau stat of the night: Chiefs can't beat winless teams
Amazingly, the Chiefs fell to 1-4 all-time against teams with a record of 0-10 or worse. They've lost the past four such games they've played, with the other three coming against the 0-11 Chargers in 1975, the 0-10 Oilers in 1984 and the 0-11 Chargers in 2000.
Raiders-Chiefs: 10 things to know from Oakland's 24-20 victory from CBS Sports
Alex Smith should be commended
There are those who believe Smith is simply a game manager, that he does nothing but check down while allowing Jamaal Charles and a tough defense to win the games for Kansas City. And there are those who think that the Chiefs offense isn't built to come back from a double-digit deficit -- and that Smith and his unremarkable skill-set are a big reason why.
Yes, the Chiefs fell to the Raiders on Thursday but that shouldn't be blamed on Smith, because the Chiefs success ran through Smith, who proved that he's not a game manager while showing that the Chiefs offense can come back from two-touchdown deficit.
Chiefs - Raiders may be the NFL's best rivalry. But when it comes to patriotism, Jamaal Charles is showing Americans are on the same team.
The Chiefs running back signed an autograph for a soldier at the Oakland Coliseum before Thursday night's game.
5. Smith's .740 winning percentage ranks among the best over the past four years, but this game highlighted his two weaknesses. He couldn't make any plays down the field and had trouble moving the chains on plays that didn't involve Charles or tight end Travis Kelce.
NFL's dumbest celebration nearly costs Raiders first win from The New York Post
As two Raiders perfected their handshake-dancing routine the other 20 men were lined up for the fourth-down snap. In what must have been a humiliating realization, the two finally get their bearings as the Chiefs hike the ball. Alas, Justin Tuck had already called timeout.
With the timeout, a fourth-and-13 remained status quo, and Smith threw an incomplete pass the next play. What could have been a nadir for a winless ballclub is forgiven as a blip on a one-win team's radar.
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Stock watch: Carr completed 18 of 35 passes for 174 yards and a touchdown. He threw the winning touchdown to James Jones with less than two minutes to play in the game. The rookie has shown flashes throughout his first 11 games. But Thursday, he played a relatively mistake-free game in leading the Raiders to a win.