Las Vegas Raiders 40-32 Kansas City Chiefs: Carr leads Raiders to upset victory over Chiefs
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The Las Vegas Raiders have picked up a significant win, knocking off the Kansas City Chiefs 40-32 in a key AFC West matchup. Las Vegas (3-2) won at Arrowhead Stadium for the first time in eight years by scoring 16 unanswered points to break a 24-24 tie.

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr had an excellent afternoon, completing 22 of 31 passes for 347 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. 

Kansas City (4-1) saw their 13-game winning streak snapped. Patrick Mahomes was 22 of 40 for 347 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. 

Story of the game

Penalties marred both teams opening drives, but thanks to an incredible catch by Las Vegas rookie receiver Henry Ruggs III, the Raiders took a 3-0 lead on a 38-yard field goal by Daniel Carlson.

The Chiefs responded with a nine-play, 88-yard drive capped off by Mahomes' three-yard scramble into the end zone to give the world champions a 7-3 lead with 2:06 left in the first quarter.

Carr would make his only mistake of the game soon after, overthrowing tight end Darren Waller with the pass intercepted by cornerback Bashaud Breeland. 

Kansas City converted on the turnover as Tyreek Hill scored from ten yards out, his fifth touchdown in as many games, to extend the Chiefs lead to 14-3. Carr answered, connecting with Nelson Agholor on a 59-yard strike, cutting the Kansas City lead to 14-10 a little over three minutes into the second quarter.

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Mahomes found hill for a 37-yard catch-and-run and the reigning Super Bowl MVP once again showed off his improvisational skills, finding Sammy Watkins to put the Chiefs ahead 21-10.

Carr answered to cut the Kansas City lead to four and after Chiefs tight end Nick Keizer dropped a key pass on the next drive, Carr and Ruggs hooked up on the next drive from 72 yards to give Las Vegas a 24-21 lead.

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A 32-yard field goal by Harrison Butker knotted the score at 24-24 going into halftime. Both teams were held scoreless in the third quarter, setting the stage for an exciting finish.

Josh Jacobs' seven-yard touchdown run capped a 13-play, 71-yard drive 46 seconds into the fourth quarter, although Carlson missed the extra point. He would add a 43-yard field goal to extend the lead to 33-24 with 6:34 remaining. 

Mahomes threw his first pick of the season, setting up Jacobs for his second score of the game from two yards out to push the lead up to 40-24. With 3:57 left, he made up for his mistake, finding Travis Kelce for a seven-yard TD adding the two-point conversion. 

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After recovering a squib kick and picking up a pair of first downs on the ground, forcing the Chiefs to use their remaining timeouts, Las Vegas ran out the clock to pick up their first win over the Chiefs since 2017.

Next up

The Raiders will be on their bye week, returning to action in two weeks to host Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday Night Football. The Chiefs will be in Buffalo on Sunday after having their game moved from Thursday due to an outbreak of COVID-19.