But, first, a review showed that tight end Jared Cook's posterior had him down at the one-half yard line before rolling into the endzone with 18 seconds left on the clock.
On the next play, Crabtree would be called for offensive pass interference.
After plays with three straight penalties, Carr was able to find Michael Crabtree for the game-tying touchdown to save Oakland's fading season. Oakland still doesn't have an interception and surrendered some humiliating touchdowns to Smith and the Chiefs.
It did so without Lynch, the starting running back ejected in the second quarter when he ran onto the field after Carr was hit late by Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters.
Peters was called for a personal foul for the late hit. Lynch congratulated his teammates in the locker room after the game but didn't speak to reporters.
As for the Raiders, Lynch's behaviour aside, it was a good day at the office.
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Coming into Thursday's game, only the 0-6 Browns were seeded lower than the Raiders in the AFC playoff race and Oakland had yet to win a divisional game in two previous chances.
I get that Aaron Rodgers going down last week was a buzz kill, but the Packers' opponent in Week 7 is the New Orleans Saints, who have already given up three passing touchdowns in three of their five games this year.
Giorgio Tavecchio booted the extra point in front of a crowd of 55,100 at the Oakland Coliseum stadium. Oakland gave up some embarrassing touchdowns to Alex Smith and the Chiefs passing game. After a short run, Tyreek Hill beat David Amerson for a 64-yard touchdown pass that gave the Chiefs their first 99-yard drive since doing it December 3, 2006, against Cleveland.
The Raiders are now 3-4 on the season and only two games back of the division-leading Kansas City Chiefs. Despite that, they stopped Hunt for no gain on first down, stopped him after a six-yard pickup on second down, and then the only sack of the game came at just the right time to force the Chiefs to punt. Amari Cooper was his favorite target with 11 catches for 210 yards and two scores, both in the first quarter.
The next play, Carr threw it to Cordarrelle Patterson in the back of the end zone, and caught it out of bounds.