Oakland Raiders 2019 Week 13 review: 3 stars, 3 duds
The Oakland Raiders lost in embarrassing fashion 40-9 to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 13, here are three stars’and three duds from the contest.
In the biggest game of the season, the Oakland Raiders came out flatter than ever, with the biggest dud being laid by the leader of the team, quarterback Derek Carr. All of the talk leading up to the contest revolved around Carr and his inability to win at Arrowhead, or against the Chiefs in general.
As many predicted, Carr and the Raiders did nothing to silence those narratives and push the team towards a playoff spot.
Now 6-6, the Silver and Black likely need to win out to have any shot at a Wild Card spot, they will also need some help. The Pittsburgh Steelers will need to drop a game or two and the Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts also need to drop some. Luckily for the Raiders, they play the Titans in Week 14.
Regardless of the excuses, this one stung. Earlier in the week, Carr even predicted it, saying the team would lose by 50 if they played like they did against the New York Jets. Spoiler alert, they did, and ended up losing by 31.
Care for one more fun stat? That is back to back losses by 31 points, and the team has one touchdown in their last ten quarters of play. Sorry, that was two in one, but I fooled you just like this team fooled us into thinking they were turning the corner.
Too much? Wait until we dissect this week’s duds category, that is where the real fun begins. But first, let’s get the positivity out of the way with those who managed to put in a good shift despite the end result. Also, no Chiefs on this week’s edition because, they are the Chiefs.