Derek Carr just saved the season for the Oakland Raiders.
The two-time Pro Bowler threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree on the final play of the game as the Raiders snapped a four-game losing streak with a thrilling, 31-30 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs Thursday night.
Down nine points heading into the fourth quarter, Carr put together a nifty 85-yard drive to close the game out in style in front of the home crowd. The gunslinger finished night completing 29-of-52 passes for 417 yards and three touchdowns. His favorite target was Amari Cooper who hauled in 11 passes for 210 yards and two scores.
Alex Smith kept up his impressive season as he threw for 342 yards and three touchdowns in the loss for the Chiefs. The loss snapped the Chiefs’ 12-game winning streak in the AFC West.
The Raiders had an apparent go-ahead touchdown pass to Jared Cook with 18 seconds left in the game get overturned on replay which ruled him down on the 1-yard line. However, an offensive pass interference call on Crabtree wiped away another touchdown catch. The Chiefs then got called for back-to-back penalties for holding to set the stage for Carr’s memorable night.
Rolling to his left, Carr hit Crabtree in the front corner of the end zone to tie it at 30. Giorgio Tavecchio then won the game with the extra point.
Raiders: @ Buffalo on Oct. 29.
Chiefs: vs. Denver on Oct. 30.