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Raiders lose 40-33 shootout to Chiefs

Oakland Raiders Derek Carr celebrates his touchdown pass to Marcell Ateman in 4th quarter Kansas City Chiefs 40-33 victory in…

The managers arrived at Oakland with sights set in the No. 1 seed in AFC playoffs this season. Raidersna has a better shot at No. 1 in next year’s draft.

Both teams made progress on Sunday’s results, but Raiders undoubtedly gave his most inspired performance for the season.

Can not keep up with Chief’s potential crime, Raiders lost 40-33 at the Colosseum to fall to 2-10 of the season while Kansas City became AFC’s first team for double-digit wins.

With the Cardinals who beat Packers Raiders and 49ers, the only two-winning teams remain in the NFL. Raiders, underdogs of more than two touchdowns Sunday, stayed with the managers, but were undone in part by three lost fumbles of their backs.

“Yes, it’s a disappointment,” run back Doug Martin said. “And I do not think it should have been so close.” I think we should have been on top of it, but the sales really make us real. “Who knows, the better team that did not make the most mistakes won.”

In their first 11 games, Raider’s backballs lost a fumble. Sunday, Martin, DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard lost every fumble, which led to 13 points for the bosses. Richard pointed out after the game that running coach Jemal Singleton had told him in warmups: “Something bad will happen today.”

“I did not know there would be three fumbles,” said Richard. “We had to play through it and we did it and still had a chance to win and struggled hard. But we definitely have to fix it. We will not win any matches that give the ball three times.”

Much smaller managers, who became the third team who scored 40 points on Raiders this season, a total of 469 meters and an average of 6.9 meters per game. The raiders had 442 meters and an average of 6.4 meters per game, but in a somewhat preconceived conclusion, they were officially eliminated from playoff battle.

In view of Raiders 26th ranked defense, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes completed 23 of 38 passes for 295 meters and four touchdowns, giving him a NFL high 41 touchdown pass in 12 games and keeping the NFL one-man record 55 within reach .

“I was outside myself, I was so upset about some of the games he did today, Sade Raider’s head coach Jon Gruden.” I was also proud of our quarterback as well. It was a shooting game between two big young quarterbacks. “

Derek Carr finished 29 of 38 passes for 285 meters and three touchdowns and led fourth quarter touchdowns of 10 and 6 games that scored the score 33-30 by 6:49 in the game. The horror said it was” a thought “to try a starting park at the time.

” But we thought the audience was in the game, as they were, we had (the bosses) backed up, knew we could kick and cover, “said Gruden. “We needed a stop.”

They did not get it. Mahomes led a 10-play, 75-yard run that included a sniper on the track to tighten the end Travis Kelce for a 25-yard win to Oakland’s 4-yard line. Three play later, Mahomes delivered the dagger with a two-yard touchdown pass to Chris Conley at 1:54 left.

“He just made more games than we did,” says Karl Joseph about Mahomes. “They made more games in important situations than we did. But man, I’m proud of how we fought.”

“It was disappointing. But that is definitely something we can build up. I thought we played really hard, never gave up, continued fighting, were in the game all the time. “

Raider’s defense recovered a fumble by Kelce on the game’s first game of scrimmage. However, their insult could not capitalize because a 4th and short transformation was wiped out by a punishment at center Rodney Hudson, which the Gruden resembled a different turnover. 19659011] Kelce stormed back to finish the match with 12 catches for 168 meters and two touchdowns. Raiders own tight end, Jared Cook, had 100 meters on seven catches and a touchdown.

“It was a battle of two tight ends, “said Gruden.” But Kelce and Mahomes, they must live together or something. They made some incredible games. Credit to those guys. You can not do anything sometimes but tip your hat. “

Matt Kawahara is a staff writer in San Francisco Chronicle. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @matthewkawahara

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