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Final score: Chiefs survive Raiders, win 35-31

It was another night of Mahomes Magic.

NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at Las Vegas Raiders Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

It felt as though the Las Vegas Raiders were about to clinch their first AFC West series sweep over the Kansas City Chiefs since 2012.

Quarterback Derek Carr had orchestrated a four-minute, 12-play drive, finishing with a 1-yard touchdown by tight end Jason Witten to put Las Vegas up 31-28 with 1:43 to go. The Chiefs only had one timeout remaining.

But in typical Patrick Mahomes fashion, the quarterback rallied his troops, marching down the field with chunk plays to wide receivers Tyreek Hill and Mecole Hardman. The final blow came when Mahomes found his most reliable 2020 target — tight end Travis Kelce — wide open in the end zone. A 22-yard touchdown gave the Chiefs a 35-31 victory in the first matchup between the two teams at Allegiant Stadium. The Chiefs improved to 9-1 on the season, with the Raiders dropping to 6-4.

Mahomes finished 34 of 45 for 348 yards, two touchdowns and his second interception of the season. Carr — who threw for 165 yards or less in each of the past three games entering Sunday night — finished 23 of 31 for 275 yards and three touchdowns. With less than 30 seconds on the clock, he threw his lone interception of the game into the hands of safety Daniel Sorensen, which sealed the win.

Receiving the ball first, Carr found tight end Darren Waller for 26 yards and wide receiver Nelson Agholar for 29 yards to set them up at the 15-yard line. Jacobs ran 13 yards and then 2 yards for the touchdown and early 7-0 lead.

The Chiefs heavily featured Hill on their opening offensive drive, targeting him five times, including a 3-yard touchdown. Carr and the Raiders responded quickly with a deep 17-yard throw to Agholar to put the Raiders up 14-7.

In the second quarter Raiders cornerback Damon Arnette committed pass interference of tight end Travis Kelce to bring the Chiefs to the Raiders 3-yard line, and running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire powered through the Raiders defensive line for a touchdown.

After a Raiders field goal, Mahomes threw his second interception of the season, and the teams entered the halftime locker room with Las Vegas clinging to a 17-14 lead.

The Chiefs took more than eight minutes off the clock with the opening drive in the second half, as the offense mixed in Edwards-Helaire, Le’Veon Bell, Hill and Kelce. Edwards-Helaire capped the drive off with a 14-yard touchdown to put Kansas City up 21-17.

On the next drive, tight end Darren Waller caught a wide open 3-yard touchdown pass to give the Raiders a 24-21 lead. Kansas City quickly responded with Bell’s first touchdown as a member of the Chiefs.

Kelce and Hill were the standouts on offense for the Chiefs, with 127 and 102 yards, respectively. Each had a touchdown reception in the win. Edwards-Helaire finished with 69 rushing yards and the two touchdowns.


Injuries

  • The NBC broadcast noted wide receiver Byron Pringle injured his ankle during the second half.

Special teams

  • Wide receiver Byron Pringle returned three kicks for the Chiefs. Wide receiver Demarcus Robinson was on punt-return duty.
  • Harrison Butker made all five Chiefs extra points.

Rapid reaction

  • The game’s rapid reaction will be posted to our homepage shortly.

Statistics

CATEGORY KC LV
Total Yards 461 364
Total Plays 72 57
Yards per play 6.4 6.4
Rushing Yards 109 89
Rush Attempts 26 26
Yards per rush 4.20 3.40
Passing Gross Yards 352 275
Sacks/Yards lost 0/0 0/0
Passing Net Yards 352 275
Comp/Att/Pct 35/46/76% 23/31/74%
Yards per pass 7.70 8.90
Interceptions thrown 1 1
Fumbles lost 0 0
Turnovers 1 1
Penalties/Yards 10/89 8/72
Total Drives 9 9
First downs 36 25
Rushing first downs 10 5
Passing first downs 22 17
Penalty first downs 4 3
Third down (Made/Att/Pct) 5/9/56% 6/9/67%
Fourth down (Made/Att/Pct) 2/2/100% 0/0/0%
Goal to go (Made/Att/Pct) 3/3/100% 3/4/75%
Red Zone (Made/Att/Pct) 4/5/80% 4/5/80%
Touchdowns 5 4
TDs/Rushing 3 1
TDs/Passing 2 3
TDs/Interception 0 0
TDs/Kickoff Return 0 0
TDs/Fumble Return 0 0
TDs/Punt Return 0 0
TDs/Defense/ST 0 0
Safeties 0 0
Extra Points (Made/Att) 5/5 4/4
Field Goals (Made/Att) 0/0 1/1
Two-Point Conv (Made/Att) 0/0 0/0
Kickoffs (Num/EZ/TB) 6/5/5 6/5/3
Punts (Num/Yds) 2/107 2/73
Gross Punting Avg Yds 53.5 36.5
Net Punting Avg Yds 48.0 36.5
Total Rtn Yds (No KOs) 13 11
Punt Returns (Num/Yds) 1/0 2/11
Kickoff Returns (Num/Yds) 3/67 0/0
Int Returns (Num/Yds) 1/13 1/0
Punts blocked 0 0
FGs/PATs Blocked 0/0 0/0
Timeouts (Rem/Used) 0/3 0/3
Time of Possession 32:05 27:55
Attendance -- 0

CHIEFS PASSING C ATT YDS AVG TD LG INT SK SKYD RTG
Travis Kelce 1 1 4 4.0 0 4 0 0 0 83.3
Patrick Mahomes 34 45 348 7.7 2 22 1 0 0 102.8
TEAM 35 46 352 7.7 2 22 1 0 0 //

RAIDERS PASSING C ATT YDS AVG TD LG INT SK SKYD RTG
Derek Carr 23 31 275 8.9 3 29 1 0 0 119.7
TEAM 23 31 275 8.9 3 29 1 0 0 //

CHIEFS RUSHING CAR YDS AVG TD LG
Clyde Edwards/Helaire 14 69 4.9 2 14t
Le'Veon Bell 7 25 3.6 1 11
Patrick Mahomes 4 16 4.0 0 11
Tyreek Hill 2 /2 /1.0 0 3
TEAM 27 108 4.0 3 14T

RAIDERS RUSHING CAR YDS AVG TD LG
Josh Jacobs 17 55 3.2 1 13
Devontae Booker 5 16 3.2 0 6
Derek Carr 3 6 2.0 0 5
Henry Ruggs III 1 12 12.0 0 12
TEAM 26 89 3.4 1 13

CHIEFS RECEIVING REC YDS AVG TD LG TGTS YAC
Travis Kelce 8 127 15.9 1 22t 10 21
Tyreek Hill 11 102 9.3 1 15 14 43
Demarcus Robinson 6 44 7.3 0 17 8 8
Darrel Williams 3 22 7.3 0 11 3 27
Byron Pringle 3 17 5.7 0 10 4 11
Mecole Hardman 1 16 16.0 0 16 1 5
Le'Veon Bell 1 11 11.0 0 11 1 10
Clyde Edwards/Helaire 1 8 8.0 0 8 2 13
Nick Keizer 1 5 5.0 0 5 1 0
TEAM 35 352 10.1 2 22T 44 138

RAIDERS RECEIVING REC YDS AVG TD LG TGTS YAC
Nelson Agholor 6 88 14.7 1 29 9 29
Devontae Booker 1 3 3.0 0 3 1 3
Derek Carrier 1 14 14.0 0 14 1 18
Bryan Edwards 1 1 1.0 0 1 2 0
Alec Ingold 1 11 11.0 0 11 3 11
Josh Jacobs 1 9 9.0 0 9 1 6
Zay Jones 1 18 18.0 0 18 1 18
Hunter Renfrow 2 37 18.5 0 21 2 14
Henry Ruggs III 1 5 5.0 0 5 1 5
Darren Waller 7 88 12.6 1 26 7 51
Jason Witten 1 1 1.0 1 1t 1 0
TEAM 23 275 12.0 3 29 29 155

CHIEFS FUMBLES FUM LOST FF REC
(OWN)
TD REC
(OPP)
TD
TEAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

RAIDERS FUMBLES FUM LOST FF REC
(OWN)
TD REC
(OPP)
TD
TEAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CHIEFS DEFENSE TOT SOLO ASST SACK YDS INT TFL PD QBH TD FF FR
Anthony Hitchens 6 4 2 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Bashaud Breeland 6 3 3 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Damien Wilson 6 3 3 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Willie Gay 5 4 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Charvarius Ward 4 3 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Chris Jones 4 3 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Daniel Sorensen 4 3 1 0.0 0.0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Tyrann Mathieu 4 3 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
L'Jarius Sneed 3 1 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Danna 3 2 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tanoh Kpassagnon 3 2 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Derrick Nnadi 2 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Frank Clark 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Juan Thornhill 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Pennel 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rashad Fenton 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TEAM 54 34 20 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0

RAIDERS DEFENSE TOT SOLO ASST SACK YDS INT TFL PD QBH TD FF FR
Johnathan Abram 9 7 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Damon Arnette 4 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Maxx Crosby 2 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Erik Harris 2 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jeff Heath 3 2 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
David Irving 2 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Isaiah Johnson 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Arden Key 2 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Nick Kwiatkoski 9 6 3 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Nevin Lawson 6 5 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nicholas Morrow 8 6 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Trayvon Mullen 6 5 1 0.0 0.0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
Carl Nassib 3 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Smith 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Kendal Vickers 2 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
TEAM 60 47 13 0 0 1 3 5 5 0 0 0

CHIEFS INT INT YDS AVG LG TD
Daniel Sorensen 1 13 13.0 13 0
TEAM 1 13 13.0 13 0

RAIDERS INT INT YDS AVG LG TD
Trayvon Mullen 1 0 0 0 0
TEAM 1 0 0.0 0 0

CHIEFS KICK RET NO YDS AVG LG TD
Byron Pringle 3 67 22.3 29 0
TEAM 3 67 22.3 29 0

RAIDERS KICK RET NO YDS AVG LG TD
TEAM 0 0 0 0 0

CHIEFS PUNT RET NO YDS AVG LG TD
Demarcus Robinson 1 0 0.0 0 0
TEAM 1 0 0.0 0 0

RAIDERS PUNT RET NO YDS AVG LG TD
Hunter Renfrow 2 11 5.5 8 0
TEAM 2 11 5.5 8 0

CHIEFS KICKING FGM/FGA PCT LONG XP PTS
TEAM 0/0 0.0 0 0 0

RAIDERS KICKING FGM/FGA PCT LONG XP PTS
Daniel Carlson 1/1 100.0 35 4 7
TEAM 1/1 100.0 35 4 7

CHIEFS PUNTING NO YDS AVG TB I20 LG
Tommy Townsend 2 107 53.5 0 0 55
TEAM 2 107 53.5 0 0 55

RAIDERS PUNTING NO YDS AVG TB I20 LG
AJ Cole 2 73 36.5 0 1 42
TEAM 2 73 36.5 0 1 42