Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch was ejected Thursday night after shoving an official when he ran onto the field during a scuffle against the Kansas City Chiefs. "It's a good way to win, a great way to win".
The game takes on a bigger tone as the Raiders are 2-4 and in full desperation mode. Carr threw another pass that was caught but out of bounds, but another holding call by Kansas city gave them one more chance for a touchdown with another untimed down.
Oakland announced earlier on Thursday that Bowman would not just play against the Chiefs, but he would also start. "This is a special, special win".
He had only two carries for nine yards on the evening, giving him 266 through seven games and putting him on pace for 608 for the year.
The Raiders had an apparent go-ahead touchdown pass to Jared Cook with 18 seconds left overturned when replay ruled he was down at the 1.
But holding calls on Ron Parker and Eric Murray set the stage for the final play. Carr finally got the score to Crabtree after three shots at the end zone. He was swarmed by Chiefs defenders, with Chiefs cornerback and Oakland native Marcus Peters the last to arrive. Raiders offensive linemen Kelechi Osemele and Donald Penn immediately confronted Peters.
Peters was called for a personal foul for the late hit.
Lynch also reportedly was in the locker room after the game.
"I was disappointed he ran out because I knew we had a 15-yard penalty and we'd be in good shape", Del Rio said. That doesn't mean it's not an important one for Kansas City though. The Raiders still have work to do this season, but this game was a turning point, and the final defensive stand and final drive prove they have the talent and coaching skills to do so.
His first target in this match was Amari Cooper who was fantastic, having 11 receiving for 210 yards and two touchdowns.
DEEP CONNECTION: Carr had not connected on a single deep ball to Amari Cooper all season before the two teamed twice for long TDs in the opening quarter. Following this, Lynch was sent off because he pushed the official.
Wide receiver Michael Crabtree grabbed the decisive TD for the Raiders. After this play, Giorgio Tavecchio did the rest and converted an extra point which brought a much-needed victory to California. That left three seconds on the clock. However, he redeemed himself when he hit a 26-yarder to start the fourth quarter and then hit the extra point to beat the Chiefs.