The Oakland Raiders came out Sunday in a must-win situation against division rivals Kansas City Chiefs and did not play up to par. The Raiders came up short, 15-26 in the loss and did not look like themselves.
Derek Carr had thrown for 211 yards with two interceptions. He did not look comfortable in the pocket completing 58% of his throws. Amari Cooper left the game early and he had some trouble connecting his #1 receiver Michael Crabtree. Crabtree only had 60 yards and no touchdown, although he did have a two-point conversion. Marshawn Lynch played well in this one going for 61 yards with a 27-yard touchdown, where he was able to find a few holes on the day. Jared Cook was easily the top benefactor or Cooper going down, catching five balls for 75 yards and a touchdown on only six targets.
The defense played well to keep Alex Smith at bay, but you could not say the same for the run. Alex Smith threw for 268 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception. Kareem hunt, on the other hand, had a 116-yard game on 25 touches and scored a touchdown. Even Charcandrick West had a touchdown.