Chiefs Handles Raiders 31-17 in Las Vegas

Written by Reananda Hidayat Permono Completed Master of Science - MS, Petroleum Geology from Curtin University, Perth, Australia.

After a convincing 31-17 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders in Las Vegas, the Kansas City Chiefs extended their record to 8-3.

The defending Super Bowl champions were trailing 14-0 in the first half before outscoring the Raiders 31-3 to close out the match.

Kansas City won the opening coin toss and gave Las Vegas the ball to start the game.

Aidan O’Connell, Raiders’ rookie quarterback, looked poised early converted three third downs, and navigated the blitz effectively.

Wide receiver Davante Adams beat cornerback L’Jarius Sneed, and later wide receiver Jakobi Meyers produced a catch and run into the end zone.

Those plays gave the Las Vegas Raiders an early 7-0 lead. The Chiefs tried to answer Las Vegas with a screen pass to Isiah Pacheco, but it failed for a loss of 11 yards.

Las Vegas continued converting two more third downs. In the second quarter, Kansas City finally got a strong drive from the 29-yard line that ended with a touchdown run by Pacheco.

However, the Raiders still led 14-7. With under a few minutes in the first half, Mahomes found wide receiver Justin Watson to tie the game.

In the fourth quarter, the Chiefs converted an offense and took it into the end zone to extend the lead to 28-17.

Kansas City closed the match with a 31-17 victory in Las Vegas.