Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders: Full Report Card Grades for Oakland


After 11 long, arduous weeks, the Oakland Raiders defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 24-20 and finally earned their first victory of the season. And it was well-deserved.

If you didn't know the teams' records, you might have thought that this was a game between two playoff contenders. In a game that saw momentum swings and big plays by both teams, the Raiders matched the Chiefs blow for blow and ultimately proved to be the better squad on the field on Thursday night.

The Oakland running game finally came alive, and it proved to be the difference in the game. All season, the offense's biggest problem had been the inability to stay on the field, sustain drives and score points. But that wasn't the case against Kansas City.

The defense once again stepped up and had a big game. More importantly, the offense finally held up its end and matched the defense's production. The result was an exciting and hard-fought win.

Here are the grades for each position group and a breakdown of what the Raiders did to get their first win of the season.

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