Raiders’ first win in 368 days comes at just the right time

Oakland (1-10) pulled off the shocker on Thursday night, knocking off the rival first-place Chiefs (7-4) in a 24-20 victory.

The win broke a 16-game losing streak for the Raiders; their last win came November 17, 2013, and that was against a Texans team amidst their own 14-game losing streak.

Derek Carr led Oakland on a late 80-yard scoring drive, throwing a game-winning nine-yard touchdown pass to James Jones inside the two-minute warning.

Oakland jumped out to a 14-0 lead on two early Latavius Murray touchdown runs, the second of which was a 90-yard explosion. Murray left later in the game with a concussion.

The Raiders held a 17-3 advantage until late in the third quarter, when the Chiefs mounted a furious comeback, scoring 17 straight points and prompting Raiders Nation to offer up a collective "here we go again."

But that's when Carr went to work, converting three third downs and one fourth down on the go-ahead drive.

The loss is only the second for Kansas City in the past two months and ends a five-game winning streak that had the football media anointing them Super Bowl contenders.

Were the Chiefs too busy reading the praise being heaped upon them? Were they looking ahead to Denver? Whatever the cause, KC will now have nine days to lick their wounds before hosting the Broncos next Sunday night.

Meanwhile, Denver has been gifted a chance to pull a full game ahead of the Chiefs with a win over Miami. Achieve that, and a win at Arrowhead would give the Broncos a viselike grip on the AFCW title.

But let's not get ahead of ourselves.

After all, the Broncos still face a huge test on Sunday.

But let's not get ahead of ourselves.

After all, the Chiefs lost to the Raiders.

We should all just bask in the gloriousness of that for the next few days.

Doug is IAOFM’s resident newsman and spelling czar. Follow him on Twitter @IAOFM

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