Carr and Raiders snap Chiefs’ 13-game win streak
Derek Carr passed for 347 yards and three touchdowns, outdueling Patrick Mahomes as the Las Vegas Raiders stunned the previously undefeated Kansas City Chiefs 40-32 on Sunday in Kansas City, Mo.
The win was the first for Carr in Arrowhead Stadium and ended a seven-game losing streak for the Raiders there. The upset also halted a 13-game winning streak for the Chiefs (4-1) that included last season’s Super Bowl run.
Josh Jacobs, who gained 77 yards on 23 rushes, scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns. He crashed in from 7 yards out to give the Raiders (3-2) a 30-24 lead, then dove in from 2 yards out with 5:26 left.
The first of Jacobs’ scores capped a methodical eight-minute drive, while the second consisted of just one play following an interception by Jeff Heath.
That pick was the first of the season for Mahomes after 12 touchdown passes. He frequently dealt with pressure as sticky Raiders coverage contributed to an erratic 22-for-43 passing performance.
Mahomes threw for 340 yards and two touchdowns but couldn’t get the ball back after a 7-yard scoring pass to Travis Kelce and a two-point conversion with 3:57 remaining.
Las Vegas generated a whopping 490 yards, including two touchdown passes of 50-plus yards. Devontae Booker added 62 yards rushing on just seven attempts.
The Raiders exploded for three quick-strike touchdowns in the second quarter behind TD passes of 59, 5 and 72 yards from Carr to Nelson Agholor, Darren Waller and rookie Henry Ruggs.
The last score gave the Raiders the lead with 2:39 remaining but the Chiefs’ Harrison Butker drilled a 32-yard field goal with 31 seconds left to forge a 24-24 halftime tie.
Each team produced more than 300 first-half yards.
Mahomes scored on a 3-yard run and fired an 8-yard touchdown pass to Sammy Watkins for a 21-10 lead with 9:04 left.
It was the second touchdown in about five minutes for the Chiefs after Tyreek Hill, who has scored in each game this season, sprinted in on a 10-yard rush. That TD came after an interception by Chiefs cornerback Bashaud Breeland, who returned from a four-game suspension.
–Field Level Media