Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – It has been a long 368 days for Oakland, but
there was finally joy at the Black Hole on Thursday night.
Rookie quarterback Derek Carr led the way as the Raiders put an end to their
16-game losing streak with a thrilling 24-20 victory over the Kansas City
Carr’s late touchdown pass to James Jones capped off a lengthy drive that
proved to be the difference as the Raiders (1-10) won their first games since
Nov. 17, 2013 against Houston.
Latavius Murray rushed for two touchdowns and 112 yards on four carries before
departing after the first half with a concussion. Carr threw for 174 yards
on an 18-of-35 completion rate in the win.
Alex Smith completed 20-of-36 passes for 234 yards with two touchdowns and
Jamaal Charles ran 19 times for 80 yards while also adding a receiving score
for the Chiefs (7-4), who were coming off a 24-20 win over Seattle.