Preposterous game. Back and forth first half. Marshawn gets ejected. The Chiefs take a 30-21 lead into the fourth quarter and get goose egged as Derek Carr throws 52 passes for 417 yards and three tuddys with a broken back en route to a W against one of the best teams in the AFC. It certainly helped that Amari Cooper looks like he might have remembered how to catch::
Then a million penalties committed by the Chiefs with zeros on the clock allowed the Raiders to finally find Crabtree in the endzone for the game winner. A helluva game for dyed in the wool Oakland fans to watch from the sidelines.
But seriously, is Thursday Night Football actually good now? By my count the only truly terrible game was Houston-Cincinnati in Week 2. Packers-Bears wasn’t memorable, but it wasn’t the worst by TNF standards. Rams-49ers was one of the more exciting offensive exhibitions of the season, Eagles-Panthers might have been an NFCCG preview with the way this season is going and now this.
Color Rush – catch the fever.
Congrats to Larry the Goldfish (from Pardon My Take) and Ricky the Rat (from Barstool Van Talk on ESPN…….2) for picking winners this Thursday. I don’t know who or whom couldn’t have seen the Raiders winning this one from the jump. Lock of the century type of match up. Gambling’s so easy a rat and a goldfish can do it.