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

The Oakland Raiders’ Thursday night matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs jumped off to a rocky start when the team confirmed offensive guard Kelechi Osemele would miss the game due to an illness. Ironically, the ground attack produced without him, but the stars who typically contribute to fourth-quarter comebacks struggled throughout the game.

Quarterback Derek Carr never established his rhythm and labeled his performance a random poor showing during his postgame interview. In games started and finished, the Raiders signal-caller notched a career-worst in passing yards. Through the telecast, NBC announcers focused on Carr purposely protecting his pinky; an injured finger in the cold weather probably factored into his issues with ball placement.

Carr, who shouldered the blame for Thursday’s loss during his press conference, won’t admit a combination of an injury and frigid temperatures negatively affected his game. Though it’s obvious fans watching at home didn’t see the same MVP hopeful who marched the offense downfield for five game-winning touchdown passes within 12 games.

The Raiders signal-caller wore a glove on his non-throwing hand but never covered his right hand. Calls for Carr to go back to throwing with a glove circulated through social media as Carr continued to miss targets.

The receivers also dropped several passes, which squandered opportunities to capitalize on the Chiefs' turnovers. The Raiders only scored six points off three takeaways. As a result, the Silver and Black magic streak ended in Week 14 with a loss.

We’ll break down each position group’s performance.

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