Mahomes’ magic: Late TD pass lifts Chiefs over Raiders
Patrick Mahomes passed for 348 yards and two touchdowns, including a 22-yarder to tight end Travis Kelce with 28 seconds left, as the visiting Kansas City Chiefs rallied for a 35-31 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday night.
It was the sixth time in his career that Mahomes, who completed 34 of 45 passes, led the Chiefs from behind in the fourth quarter or overtime for a victory.
He had plenty of help as Kansas City (9-1) won its fifth straight game. Kelce caught eight passes for 127 yards and a touchdown. Tyreek Hill had a game-high 11 receptions for 102 yards and a touchdown, and Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushed for 69 yards and two touchdowns.
Derek Carr completed 23 of 31 passes for 275 yards, three touchdowns and an interception, which came on a deep pass after the Chiefs’ late touchdown. Josh Jacobs rushed for 55 yards and a touchdown for Las Vegas (6-4), which had a three-game winning streak snapped.
The Raiders took a 31-28 lead with 1:43 to go on a 1-yard touchdown pass from Carr to Jason Witten, but Mahomes then drove the Chiefs 75 yards in seven plays — all passes — capped by his scrambling 22-yard TD pass to a wide-open Kelce in the middle of the end zone.
Las Vegas scored on each of its first three possessions while building a 17-14 halftime lead.
Kansas City took a 21-17 lead with a 16-play, 93-yard drive that chewed up 8:37 to open the second half. Edwards-Helaire finished the drive with his second touchdown of the game on a 14-yard run off right tackle.
Las Vegas responded with an 11-play, 75-yard drive to regain the lead at 24-21 on the first play of the fourth quarter when Carr hit a wide-open Darren Waller in the back of the end zone with a 3-yard touchdown pass.
After both teams traded three-and-outs, the Chiefs put together their second 90-plus-yard drive of the game, this one covering 91 yards in 12 plays, to go ahead 28-24. Le’Veon Bell capped the series with a 6-yard sweep around left end for his first touchdown of the season.
Kansas City coach Andy Reid improved to 19-3 after a bye week.
–Field Level Media