Raiders snap 16-game losing streak, upset Chiefs
The Oakland Raiders snapped their 16-game losing streak, upsetting the Kansas City Chiefs with a 24-20 win on Thursday night.
"Hopefully there's many more to come because I like this feeling better than the other one, that's for sure," said rookie quarterback Derek Carr after throwing the game-winning touchdown pass.
Raiders running back Latavius Murray rushed for 112 yards and two touchdowns on four carries before suffering a concussion.
Oakland's Latavius Murray ran for two touchdowns and 112 yards on just four carries before leaving the game with a concussion.
The 1-10 Raiders had a 14-point lead, but nearly squandered it and had to score a late touchdown for their first win since beating the Houston Texans on Nov. 17, 2013.
"We learned something today," interim Raiders coach Tony Sparano said. "We learned something about ourselves. We've been in this end of the pool a long time. I kept saying that eventually it's going to happen. Today they just refused to give up."
The Raiders are the third team since the AFL-NFL merger to beat a first-place team for their first win after losing at least 10 games to start the season. The loss stops the Chiefs' five-game winning streak.
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun