After last week’s loss to Buffalo, Raiders quarterback Derek Car said, “I’m sick of losing”.
That seemed to have sparked his teammates as the Raiders went into Arrowhead Stadium and knocked off the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs, 40-32.
“I’m really proud of our guys,” said head coach Jon Gruden. “We beat a really good football team. We had a lot of guys step up.”
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr snapped a personal 6 game losing streak, being 0-6 in his career against Kansas City before the game.
“I have taken a lot of sad walks up that ramp, but not today,” said Carr. “I am going to enjoy this one.”
Carr threw for 347 yards and three touchdowns, one each to Henry Ruggs, Nelson Agholor and Darren Waller.
“He has been through a lot here as a Raider,” said Gruden of Carr. “This was certainly a big win for him.”
Ruggs returned from missing two games with a hamstring injury, catching two balls for 118 yards including a 72 yard touchdown.
“It just shows that we are not here to lay down, we are here to compete,” said Ruggs.
The Raiders last beat the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in a 26-16 win on October 28, 2012. Carson Palmer was the Raiders quarterback in that game.
“What better opportunity to see what this team is made of?,” said Carr. “This team is legit.”
With the win, the Raiders improved to 3-2 on the season heading into their bye week.
- The Raiders outgained the Chiefs in total yards, 490-413.
- Raiders’ running back Josh Jacobs rushed 23 times for 77 yards and two touchdowns.
- Eleven different Raiders players caught at least one ball from QB Derek Carr.
- The Chiefs loss ended a 13 game winning streak.