Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs have avoided another loss to the Las Vegas Raiders, delivering a fatal blow to the rivals at the finish of the match. The final result was 35-31 for the guests, who would win following Travis Kelce’s touchdown with 28 seconds left on the clock.
Patrick Mahomes found his favorite target, throwing a 22-yard TD pass, his first go-ahead inside the last two minutes, ever. Derek Carr tried to make a miracle, but it didn’t work out as Daniel Sorensen intercepted him.
The match was more than eventful, with touchdowns coming on the opening four drives. Teams traded blows, entering an open exchange and delivering one very amusing Sunday night event.
We haven’t seen two consecutive scores from one side, yet, the Raiders and the Chiefs were constantly responding to the rival’s previous hits.
Mahomes threw 348 yards without being sacked once, producing two TD passes and suffering one interception. The Chiefs’ top receivers were on fire as well, with Travis Kelce having 8 receptions for 127 yards, and Tyreek Hill 102 on 11 catches. Both of them had a touchdown each.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushed 14 times for 69 yards and two scores, while Le’Veon Bell posted his first TD for the Chiefs, having seven reps for 25 yards on the ground.
On the other side, Derek Carr was equally impressive as Mahomes, with 275 yards, 23-for-31, and three TDs and that one pick in the last moments. Nelson Agholor and Darren Waller were his top two targets with 88 receiving yards each, and one TD. Josh Jacobs had a mediocre game for his standards, 17 rushes, 55 yards, and a TD.
The Raiders are 6-4 now sitting second in the AFC West, behind the Chiefs, who are 9-1 and are second in the conference. At the moment, Las Vegas holds the last playoff spot in the AFC, and has a two-game road trip ahead. Their first contest will be in Atlanta against the Falcons, and after that in New York vs. Jets. Beating the Falcons would be a massive boost for Jon Gruden’s side.
As for the Chiefs, they travel to Tampa Bay next weekend to face Tom Brady and his Bucs. After that, the champions are coming back home for a divisional clash against the Broncos before traveling to Florida once again. Only this time, they meet the Miami Dolphins.