KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs can solely hope that Sunday’s go to to a really uncomfortable place is simply momentary.
Their 40-32 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders steered that the Chiefs must win numerous shootouts so as to repeat as Tremendous Bowl champions, earn the AFC’s No. 1 playoff seed and even seize a fifth straight AFC West championship. Having to outscore opponents in high-scoring video games was the story of the Chiefs 2018 season, after they misplaced regular-season video games whereas scoring 51 and 40 factors and the AFC title recreation whereas scoring 31.
On Sunday, the Chiefs allowed 490 yards of whole offense in opposition to the Raiders, who had 5 performs of at the least 40 yards. It was a regression for a protection that helped carry Kansas Metropolis via the latter a part of the 2019 common season.
Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs’ offense could not sustain with the Las Vegas scoring. The sport was tied 24-24 at halftime however Mahomes threw his first interception of the season within the fourth quarter, resulting in a Raiders landing.
The Chiefs did not rating within the second half till lower than 4 minutes remained.
Uncommon division loss: Mahomes is now 13-2 in opposition to AFC West opponents since turning into a starter. That ties him for the very best file after the primary 15 divisional video games of a profession since 1970. Kurt Warner, Andrew Luck and former Chiefs quarterback Steve Bono additionally have been 13-2.
The one different loss for Mahomes in opposition to an AFC West rival got here in 2018 in opposition to the Chargers. The Chiefs misplaced 29-28 on a landing and two-point conversion with 4 seconds left.
Uncommon bolowout loss: Mahomes misplaced a recreation by at the least eight factors because the beginning quarterback for the primary time since 2016, when he performed at Texas Tech. The Pink Raiders that day misplaced to Iowa State 66-10.