Just five days after Kansas City celebrated a 24-20 victory over the defending champion Seahawks, they were on the losing end of the same score versus the previously winless Oakland Raiders.
Oakland’s first win was the ultimate showcase of the old football adage “any given team can win on any given Sunday”. Of course, the saying goes back long before the advent of Thursday Night Football, but you get the point.
In fact, this win is such a shocker that Twitter was blowing up simply because the Raiders held a lead at half-time.
Raiders lead Chiefs, 14-3; first lead at halftime this season
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 21, 2014
I mean, don’t celebrate too soon now.
But speaking of celebrating too soon, check this out. With 0:34 left to play, as the Chiefs were driving in their 2-minute drill, the Raiders gave up 20 penalty yards by getting down with a sack dance instead of rushing back to the line of scrimmage.
It’s no wonder this team hasn’t won a game in over a year.
At any rate, the Silver & Black was able to pull off the upset, slide into the win column, and screw up the AFC playoff race big-time.
But hey – that’s why they play the games.
Derek Carr tossed a 9-yard score to James Jones with just 1:42 left to go to put Oakland up 24-20.
Boom. That’s it. That’s all you really need to know.