OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) When Derek Carr arrived at Oakland training camp, he quickly tried to dampen the high expectations around the team by pointing out that the Raiders shouldn't be considered the AFC West favorites. They hadn't even beaten Kansas City the past two years.
Heading into the first meeting of the year with the Chiefs (5-1) at home on Thursday night, Carr and the Raiders (2-4) are searching for a win of any kind after losing four straight games for the first time in three years.
"You want to go out there and beat one of the best teams in football," Carr said. "We have them coming to our place on a short week. So all the challenges are there. Everything is pushing our back against the wall, but one thing I know we're going to do is we're going to come out on Thursday night and fight."