The extra point. For the win.
Just when it looked like the Oakland Raiders' season was over on Thursday night, the Silver and Black pull off perhaps the most thrilling victory of the young National Football League season so far. They're real close, they're more like brothers than cousins, they're real close.
Long before going in the direction of the sure-handed Crabtree for the victor and the leaping 6-foot-5 tight end to set it up, Carr and offensive coordinator Todd Downing made a concerted effort to get Cooper involved early, going at the two-time Pro Bowler on Oakland's first offensive play of the game - albeit a pick up of just 12 yards.
Three times, it appeared the Raiders had scored a lead-taking touchdown with fewer than 20 seconds remaining in the game.
Carr hit Crabtree in the left corner of the end zone. In the end, Carr completed 29 passes in 52 attempts, for incredible 417 yards, and three touchdown passes.
Kansas City regained the lead at 10-7 on Smith's 10-yard touchdown pass to Travis Kelce, capping an 82-yard drive.
It sure didn't come easy as the Raiders (3-4) had to overcome a nine-point deficit in the fourth quarter against the Chiefs (5-2) and then drive 85 yards in the final 2:25, getting a fourth-and-11 conversion to Jared Cook that set the wild finish. Smith has already equaled last year's season total with 15 touchdowns and is yet to throw an interception. Bowman, whom the Raiders signed Monday, could be asked to step into the Raiders' base defense after just three days in the organization. Carr threw incomplete on the next play, but Chiefs safety Ron Parker was penalized for holding. Lynch and Peters are both from Oakland and Lynch was a mentor to Peters, including letting Peters live with him while Peters was at the University of Washington and Lynch was playing for the Seahawks. The ultimate team player, Lynch sprinted on to the field to join the fracas and - when officials attempted to restrain the 30-year-old - got ejected for pushing line judge Julian Mapp.
"I've never been part of a game that came down so dramatic", linebacker Derrick Johnson said.
"There ain't too many examples of players from Oakland that give it back like Marshawn and Marcus", said a family member of Peters on Thursday night. He's going to learn.
However, after a quick review, officials ruled that Cook had been touched down at the one-yard line.
The Raiders hope Bowman's leadership will rub off on the rest of the team to help save their season that will probably be done if they lose tonight. Oakland wide receiver Amari Cooper returned to prominence, recording two touchdowns and 210 yards receiving.