The Oakland Raiders shocked their Bay Area counterparts, the San Francisco 49ers, with a 24-13 win on Dec. 7.
The Oakland Raiders beat the San Francisco 49ers, 24-13 on Dec. 7.
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According to Raiders.com's Jerry Knaak, Oakland quarterback Derek Carr threw for three touchdowns while tight end Mychal Rivera had a 100-yard receiving game to help the Raiders win for just the second time in 13 games. The 49ers are off to their worst record in the Jim Harbaugh era, falling to 7-6 on the season.
Oakland safety Brandian Ross intercepted San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick on the first play from scrimmage. On the ensuing Raiders possession, they had to settle for a 57-yard field goal from Sebastian Janikowski. The 49ers recorded a first down before Raiders defensive end Benson Mayowa sacked Kaepernick on third down forced San Francisco to punt, per Knaak.
Oakland went three and out before Kaepernick redeemed himself with an eight-yard touchdown pass to fullback Bruce Miller. The 49ers led, 7-3, after the successful PAT. Carr got that back after his touchdown pass to left tackle Donald Penn finished off an 11-play, 74-yard drive to put the Raiders back in front, 10-7, says Knaak.
The 49ers tried to equalize on a Phil Dawson 54-yard field goal. However, a holding penalty nullified Dawson's kick. Knaak says San Francisco was forced to punt However, Oakland went three and out again.
When the 49ers drove the ball down the field, they managed to tie things up on Dawson's 52-yarder with just a second left in the first half, per Raiders.com.
Dawson recorded his second field goal of the game -- this time a 20-yarder -- to put San Francisco up by three at 13-10. Carr then threw his second touchdown pass of the game to cap off an 89-yard drive. Oakland fullback Marcel Reece hauled it in to give his team the lead at 17-13, per Knaak.
The Raiders' defense rose to the occasion as it forced another three and out on the 49ers' next possession. Carr capitalized by throwing a touchdown pass -- his third of the game -- to Rivera. Raiders defensive tackle Antonio Smith then tackled Kapernick on third and eight once the 49ers got the ball back. They had to settle for a 47-yard field goal, which Dawson missed, says Knaak.
The Raiders failed to move the sticks in their next possession but made up for it after Khalil Mack sacked Kaepernick and Oakland free safety Woodson picked off the San Francisco quarterback all but sealed the deal.
The 49ers eventually got the ball back with just 28 seconds left in the game. Mack sacked Kaepernick for a second time in a span of a little over two minutes to snuff San Francisco's last chance at scoring, per Knaak.
In other Raiders team news, The San Jose Mercury News' Mark Purdy reported on Dec. 2 that the team has made some progress on a potential stadium deal for the next few seasons which owner Mark Davis has been pursuing. Raiders brass met with San Diego financier Floyd Kephart, who is tasked with producing a development proposal on the stadium property for the Raiders and/or Major League Baseball's Oakland Athletics.
The Oakland City Council granted Kephart a 90-day negotiating agreement on Oct. 21. Purdy estimates Kephart has 45 more days to sign at least one team once Dec. 5 has elapsed. Kephart envisions a "Coliseum City" project which will be put up on the current O.co Coliseum site as well as its adjacent areas, per Purdy.
For his part, Davis, who has explored possiblities of moving the Raiders to San Antonio or Los Angeles, told Purdy he and his camp are trying their best to make the Raiders stay in Oakland. He said, "We're trying like hell to get something done. That Thursday Night game against (the) Kansas City (Chiefs) shows you the kind of fan loyalty we have here. You can't buy that anywhere."
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