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Carr and the Raiders hold nerve to hit last-gasp touchdown for one-point win over Chiefs

A dramatic finish came long after Marshawn Lynch was sent off for man-handling a referee.

DEREK CARR CONNECTED with Michael Crabtree on a two-yard touchdown pass with no time left to lift the Oakland Raiders to a 31-30 win over the first place Kansas City Chiefs last night.

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The late swing meant the Raiders ended a four-game losing slide while the Chiefs lost their second straight contest after opening the season with five straight wins.

Oakland marched 85 yards in 11 plays for Carr’s winning touchdown pass, tying the game 30-30. Giorgio Tavecchio booted the extra point in front of a crowd of 55,100 at the Oakland Coliseum stadium.

Kansas City at Oakland Derek Carr has the Raiders humming again. Source: Jose Carlos Fajardo

The win was vital for the Raiders because it stopped their freefall and put them back in contention in the AFC West Division.

In a breathless finish, Carr threw what was initially ruled to be a 29-yard touchdown pass to receiver Jared Cook with 16 seconds left in the fourth quarter. However, after a video review, Cook was ruled down at the one-yard line.

Crabtree then caught a one-yard touchdown pass with three seconds left, but he was called for offensive pass interference.

Carr then tossed an incomplete pass on the next play, but Chiefs safety Ron Parker was called for holding.

The strange sequence of no time on the clock events continued when Chiefs safety Eric Murray was called for holding on another Carr incomplete pass, extending the game one more play.

Carr hit Crabtree in the left corner of the end zone for the touchdown.

Chiefs Raiders Football Source: Ben Margot

Carr completed 29 of 52 passes for 417 yards and three touchdowns for the Raiders, who improved to 3-4 on the season.

Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper caught 11 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns.

Quarterback Alex Smith was 25 of 36 for 342 yards and three touchdowns for the Chiefs. Kansas City wide receiver Tyreek Hill caught six passes for 125 yards and a 64-yard touchdown.

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Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch was ejected from the game in the first half for making contact with an official during a scuffle on the field that involved players from both teams. Lynch carried two times for just nine yards.

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