The Kansas City Chiefs improved their 2022 record to 14-3 with a season-ending 31-13 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders on Saturday afternoon, completing their third sweep of the AFC West in 10 seasons and claiming the AFC’s No. 1 postseason bye.
Running backs Isiah Pacheco, Jerick McKinnon and Ronald Jones all scored rushing touchdowns — and McKinnon added a touchdown reception — as Kansas City averaged 6.0 yards per attempt on the way to 168 rushing yards. The defense collected six sacks (and an interception) against the Raiders’ Jarrett Stidham, while allowing just two field goals through three and a half quarters.
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes turned in a workmanlike performance — completing 18 of 26 for 202 yards and a touchdown. But before halftime, he had collected enough offensive yards to break a season record held by New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees since 2011.
Now idle until the Divisional Round of the playoffs, the Chiefs will watch as the rest of the league’s teams finish their seasons on Sunday.