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AP Rapid Reaction LIVE: Let’s talk Chiefs and Raiders

Let’s talk about Kansas City’s loss to the Las Vegas Raiders on Christmas

The Las Vegas Raiders stole a win in enemy territory as they defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 20-14 at Arrowhead Stadium in Week 16.

It was a first-half Chiefs fans will want to forget forever; Kansa City had minus 18 yards in the first quarter. It was the first time Patrick Mahomes had ever gone three-and-out on consecutive drives to start a game.

If that start didn’t get your blood boiling, the second quarter might have been worse. On a play in which Isiah Pacheco took the snap and tried to hand the ball to Mahomes, the football hit the ground. Raiders’ defensive tackle Bilal Nichols scooped it up and took it in for a touchdown — but Las Vegas botched the extra point.

On the next drive, Jack Jones intercepted Mahomes for a pick-six. After a successful two-point conversion, the Raiders were up 17-7.

There were some bright spots for the Chiefs. Isaiah Pacheco's touchdown was a unique direct snap. Punter Tommy Townsend threw for a first down. Mahomes was trying everything he could to move the ball down the field. Since wide receivers not creating separation, Mahomes used his legs to get first downs.

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