Sunday night was a shootout from start to finish, with the Kansas City Chiefs and Las Vegas Raiders going blow for blow in an offensive showcase that saw both Derek Carr and Patrick Mahomes light up the scoreboard and stat sheet. Despite a nearly flawless outing from Carr and a balanced Raiders offense, however, it was Mahomes and the visiting Chiefs who came out on top, avenging an earlier-season loss to their AFC West rivals with a 35-31 decision to improve to 9-1 atop the division.
Mahomes and Kansas City’s explosive offense needed just over a minute to erase a late Raiders lead, marching 75 yards on seven plays in 1:15 to get the go-ahead touchdown and send their divisional rivals to 6-4.
Here are some instant takeaways from Sunday night’s Chiefs-Raiders rematch:
Why the Chiefs won
Who are we kidding? The answer is obvious: They still have Patrick Mahomes. The…