The Oakland Raiders did not make the win that they needed against the Kansas City Chiefs easy on Thursday night.
On a final drive that included a fourth-and-11 conversion, the Raiders appeared to have won the game on a 29-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Derek Carr to tight end Jared Cook with 16 seconds remaining, but after review the referees ruled that he was down near the goal line.
The next play was a touchdown pass to wide receiver Michael Crabtree, but that one was called back because he got called for offensive pass interference. On the following play, the Chiefs appeared to stop the Raiders as the clock expired, but defensive holding was called on safety Ron Parker.
The Raiders got an untimed down to try and win the game, and Carr threw an incomplete pass to wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson. However, Chiefs cornerback Eric Murray was called for defensive holding.
That gave the Raiders one more untimed down from the 2-yard line and Carr completed a pass to Crabtree to tie the score at 30. Kicker Giorgio Tavecchio made the extra point to give his team the 31-30 win.
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This game was compelling from the beginning. Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper rebounded from what has been a tough season, with two touchdown catches in the first quarter. Running back Marshawn Lynch was ejected in the second quarter after making contact with a referee.
There were seven lead changes in the game, and both quarterbacks threw for 300-plus yards along with 3 touchdowns. On a night where Lonzo Ball made his debut for Los Angeles Lakers, and the Los Angeles Dodgers clinched their first World Series appearance since 1988, the most exciting sporting event in California was at Oakland Coliseum.