A week after the Raiders were shut out through the first three quarters, they got on the board on their first drive. That score came courtesy of a 68-yard catch and run by Amari Cooper from Derek Carr.
The Raiders would add to the lead after TJ Carrie forced a fumble on the Ravens' first play of the game. They took over at the Baltimore 29-yard line, but even after a pass interference gave them first and goal at the 7-yard-line, they couldn't get in the end zone, settling for a field goal and a 10-0 lead.
When the Ravens got the ball back, they mounted a 10-play, 66-yard drive which featured a 37-yard catch and run by Steve Smith Sr. They stalled at the Oakland 4-yard line and added a field goal of their own to get on the board down 10-3.
Raiders next drive was tainted by three penalties. Really, their entire first half was plagued by penalties, with them racking up 10 for 58 yards.
After a 22-yard connection between Flacco and Steve Smith Sr, another Raiders penalty put the Ravens near midfield. A few plays later, Crocket Gillmore caught a pass and rumbled 26 yards for a touchdown, aided by poor tackling by the Raiders. And after and early 10-0 Raiders lead, the game was now tied up at 10-10.
The Raiders responded with a nice drive of their own. They went 80 yards on 5 plays, finishing it off with a 1-yard Latavius Murray touchdown run and a 17-10 lead.
In fact, both teams would score on each of their drives in the second quarter, exchanging blows like a Rocky fight. And the two teams would end another quarter tied at 20-20.
Just as game opened, the Raiders struck first. This time they drove into scoring position to add a field goal and take a 23-20 lead. And for the second time in the quarter, the Raiders' defense held the Ravens to a short series and a punt.
The Raiders owned the third quarter. They drove for another touchdown on the following drive. The big plays came back to back with a 24-yard bootleg keeper from Carr followed by a 29-yard touchdown pass in which Carr rolled left, and threw across his body to a wide open Michael Crabtree. This gave the Raiders a 30-20 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
As big as it was for the Raiders to dominate the third quarter, it was bigger that the Ravens dominated the fourth quarter. They scored 10 unanswered to tie the game up at 30-30 with 7 minutes left.
Carr made things worse when he threw a terrible, high-arching pass intended for Michael Crabtree that was easily intercepted.
The Ravens took over at the Oakland 37-yard line and drove into scoring position. The drive ended on what looked like it could be a touchdown pass from Flacco to Steve Smith, but Smith couldn't quite keep his feet inbounds and the Ravens settled for a field goal. Even still, it was a go-ahead score for a 33-30 Ravens lead with 2:10 remaining.
Derek Carr would have to run the two-minute drill to tie or win the game.
A short pass to Latavius Murray went for 12 yards and first down to get things started. After a few nice completions, the Ravens were called for roughing the passer to set the Raiders up at the Baltimore 35-yard line. The Raiders went no huddle and a 14-yard catch by Michael Crabtree put the Raiders well within Sebastian Janikowski field goal range at the 17-yard line.
A holding penalty on the Ravens gave the Raiders a first down at the 12-yard line and on the next play, Derek Carr throws a strike to Seth Roberts over the middle for a 12-yard touchdown. With the extra point, the Raiders went up 37-33 with just :26 seconds remaining.
On the very first play by the Ravens, Neiko Thorpe intercepted the pass to end the game. Raiders with the upset 37-33 over the Ravens.