The Raiders (Finally) Claim Victory, In Game Against Chiefs : The Two-Way Yes. That's news, because the Oakland Raiders had lost 16 games in a row, the fourth-longest losing streak in NFL history.
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The Raiders (Finally) Claim Victory, In Game Against Chiefs

The Oakland Raiders finally claimed victory, in a home game Thursday against the Kansas City Chiefs.

And yes, that is news because the Raiders had lost their past 16 games. As CBS News reports, their last win was a bit more than a year ago — on Nov. 17, 2013. The network explains:

"The Raiders losing streak is currently the fourth longest in NFL history, behind the 2006-07 Dolphins (17 games), the 2008-09 Lions (19 games) and the 1976-77 Buccaneers (26 games).

"The 2008 Lions are the only team in NFL history that has ever gone 0-16 ..."

So, as you might imagine, the victory was gloriously celebrated:

Oakland Raiders fans during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at O.co Coliseum on Thursday in Oakland. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images hide caption

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Oakland Raiders fans during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at O.co Coliseum on Thursday in Oakland.

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As Deadspin points out, the Raiders were so excited that they even over-celebrated a quarterback sack toward the end of the game, which almost cost them a penalty: