Raiders lose to Chiefs 26-15, playoff status takes a hit

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) makes a catch against Oakland Raiders cornerback TJ Carrie (38) during the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

By Jeremy Kahn

With a chance to move into first place in the wild AFC West, the Oakland Raiders laid a big egg against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Kareem Hunt ran for 116 yards, as the Chiefs jumped out to a 26-0 lead on the Raiders on their way to a 26-15 victory over the Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium.

With the victory, the Chiefs moved into first place in the AFC West as they broke their four-game losing streak.

Alex Smith threw for 268 yards and Charcandrick West scored a touchdown as the Chiefs held the Raiders off the scoreboard until nearly midway through the fourth quarter.

Marshawn Lynch finally got the Raiders on the board with 8:51 remaining in the game, as he scored on a 22-yard run through the Chiefs defense.

This was the Chiefs’ 14th win in their last 15 games against opponents from the AFC West, a division that the Raiders and Chiefs shared last season.

Derek Carr threw for 211 yards on 24-for-41 passing with a touchdown and two interceptions. In their last meeting, Carr threw for 417 yards and three touchdowns, including a touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree on the final play of the game.

Harrison Butker helped out huge with his right foot for the Chiefs, as he kicked four field goals on the brisk Kansas City afternoon.

After the Raiders finally got on the board with the Lynch touchdown, they successfully recovered the onside kick and converted it into points.

Carr found Jared Cook on fourth down for a huge touchdown, and the Raiders completed the two-point conversion to get within 11 points.

Smith found Albert Wilson for a huge first down on third down. However, the Chiefs were unable to run out the clock.

Carr and the Raiders got the ball with 2:45 remaining in the game, and he was pushing his team to drive down the field. However, the comeback came to crashing halt, when Steven Terrell intercepted Carr’s pass to essentially end the game.

NOTES: Amari Cooper was able to play after sitting out the week, as he recovered from a concussion and a sprained left ankle. Cooper was forced to leave the game in the second quarter with a right leg injury.

The Raiders return home for their final home game of the season against the Dallas Cowboys on December 17.

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