The Oakland Raiders upset the Kansas City Chiefs to get their first win of the 2014 season.
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In arguably the biggest upset of the season, the 0-10 Oakland Raiders defeated the 7-3 Kansas City Chiefs to get their first win of the season. The Raiders battled long and hard for that win and rookie QB Derek Carr managed to deliver thanks to some timely plays and a TD pass with under two minutes to go.
The Raiders have been a long suffering franchise, with 12 straight years without a winning record (longest drought in the league) or a playoff appearance, and there is still a lot of work still to be done on this team before they even come close to contending for a playoff spot. Nonetheless, nothing helps boost morale quite like a win and the Raiders certainly earned one with a masterful performance of the highly-touted Chiefs last week.
Here are the five worst teams in the NFL heading into Week 13:
5. Tennessee Titans – This team has a lot of rebuilding to do to be successful. But QB Zach Mettenberger has more than earned his chance to compete for the job next year. But the main question shouldn’t be if Mettenberger starts, it’s whether he should get a 1st-round pick as his rival for the job.
4. The NFC South – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a special kind of awful, but honestly the entire division earns a place down here at this point. The Buccaneers, Falcons, and Saints all lost games that they held a lead in. It doesn’t matter that they have great talent on offense, it isn’t translating into wins in crunch time and it is a travesty that one of those teams or the Panthers has a shot at a home playoff game with a losing record while either the 49ers, Seahawks, Cardinals, Eagles or Cowboys will be inevitably left out despite a winning one.
3. New York Jets – You’d think from watching the game that the Jets were the team coming off a loss, with limited practice, without the benefit of a homefield advantage… but no. Rex Ryan is a dead man walking at this point so the only question now is who else he takes with him when gets the boot.
2. Oakland Raiders – This team is much more talented than its record indicates, but the execution and lack of discipline is killing it. Even during the win, two Raiders defenders were celebrating all the way on the other side of the field after a sack and nearly cost the Raiders precious yards on a key drive. Those are the kinds of things that prove the Raiders are still a terrible team that won’t get more than maybe one more win this year.
1. Jacksonville Jaguars – Very rarely does a team recover three turnovers and fail to get any points out of them. They have the last ranked offense AND the last ranked defense – that doesn’t just happen to any bad team. If not for that win over the Cleveland Browns, this team would have seriously given the 2008 Lions a run for their money.