The Oakland Raiders had a sub-par showing in their 26-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 6 of the National Football League.
Quarterback Derek Carr was unable to amount any scoring drives in the second half of the game, as the Raiders were shutout over the final 30 minutes. Carr connected with Andre Holmes for a touchdown in the first quarter, but head coach Andy Reid and the Chiefs formed a winning game plan.
Head Coach Jack Del Rio and the defense were unable to keep the game close, with the Chiefs putting up points in each quarter of the contest. The divisional loss kept the AFC West close, with the Raiders falling to 4-2 and the Chiefs rising to 3-2.
The Raiders remain tied with the Denver Broncos atop the AFC West, with the Chiefs a game back due to their bye week. The sour taste of a divisional loss is a tough one to get over, as Carr would attest to.
In an interview with 95.7 The Game, Carr reiterated the outlook moving forward from a tough loss and how it should leave a lasting impression:
“You got to put it behind you quick, just like we talked about,” Carr stated. “A win or a loss. You have to just either celebrate it, or you’re going to feel kind of crappy after a big loss in the division and that’s okay. If you don’t feel that way, there is something wrong with you. Everyone should feel that way.”
For the game, Carr completed 22 of 34 passes, for 225 yards, a touchdown and an interception. The Raiders move on to a Week 7 matchup on the road against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
After splitting two straight games at the Coliseum, the Raiders head on the road where they have excelled. The team is 3-0 on the road this season and Carr is ready for the latest challenge:
“I feel good, I feel encouraged man,” Carr said. “It’s a new day and ready to get going on this week.”
While Nevada and the organization continue debating the transition and approval of the Las Vegas deal, the coaching staff and roster are focused on their best start in a decade.
The Raiders face a winnable game on Sunday, attempting to increase their wining total and change the culture into a winning atmosphere.