Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes’ Big Quarter Lifts Team Over Raiders
The Kansas City Chiefs would not have Tyreek Hill in this game. For the first, third, and fourth quarters, the Oakland Raiders did not give a single point. However, Kansas City went off in the second quarter by scoring 28 points and that is all they would need in a 28-10 win over Oakland.
Patrick Mahomes threw four touchdown passes in that quarter. The Kansas City Chiefs trailed 10-0 entering the second quarter.
The first touchdown pass he threw was to Demarcus Robinson from 44 yards out.
The second touchdown pass he threw was to rookie Mecole Hardman Jr. from 42 yards out. It was his first career touchdown reception and a lot of people thought he was going to break out in this game. Hardman Jr. caught four passes for 61 yards receiving and a score.
Mahomes’s third touchdown pass would be thrown to Travis Kelce from 27 yards out. Kelce finished with 107 yards receiving on seven receptions and a score.
His fourth touchdown pass would be thrown to Demarcus Robinson from 44 yards out. Robinson finished with six receptions for 172 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
I also thought he was going to have a big game as well with Tyreek Hill sidelined. This team has receiving options all over the place.
Patrick Mahomes‘s final stat line was 30-of-44 for 443 yards and four touchdowns. He also rushed for -1 yard on one carry.
Kansas City did not run the ball much in this game. LeSean McCoy was the Chiefs leading rusher with 23 yards on 11 carries. He also caught three passes for zero yards receiving.
The Oakland Raiders touchdown came in the first-quarter when Derek Carr threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Tyrell Williams. Carr completed 23-of-38 passes for 198 yards one touchdown and two interceptions. He also rushed for 18 yards on two carries.
Williams caught five passes for 46 yards receiving and a touchdown. Darren Waller was Oakland’s leading receiver with six receptions for 63 yards receiving.
Josh Jacobs was the leading rusher with 99 yards on 12 carries.
Even though the Raiders lost this game, they played hard the entire game. If this was last season, Oakland would have given up 40 points in this game. It shows that this defense is getting better and the identity under Head Coach Jon Gruden might be getting better also.
It looked good early in this game for them and an upset was actually possible, but Kansas City at the end of the day is just much better than them in all phases of the game. Although the Oakland Raiders hope they will get to that level one day.
Oakland struggled covering the deep and that is something they are going to have to work on. This was also the last game that the Raiders would be playing on the same field with infield dirt on it because they will be in a different stadium next season when they move to Las Vegas.
The Kansas City Chiefs (2-0) will have a tough home opener next Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens (2-0). The Oakland Raiders (1-1) will go on the road and face the Minnesota Vikings (1-1) next Sunday.
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