Patrick Mahomes: Victory lap or not, divisional games are important

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Chiefs head coach Andy Reid was peeved about the way the Raiders celebrated their Week Five win at Arrowhead Stadium, but quarterback Patrick Mahomes doesn’t appear to need any additional motivational material for this week’s rematch.

Whether the Raiders’ victory lap around the stadium rubbed him the wrong way or not, Mahomes said that it wasn’t hard to find reasons to get fired up for this weekend. He said “we don’t like losing to teams twice, so we’ll have the right mindset” when it comes time to play Sunday night’s game against a team from their own division.

“If you’re not ready to go in this game, playing a divisional opponent, playing against a good football team and you know it’s going to mean a lot going toward the AFC West standings, then you’re not in the right sport,” Mahomes said, via ESPN.com. “For me, it’s just as important as any other game in the division, no matter if they took a victory lap or not.”

Mahomes threw his only interception of the season and completed a season-low 51.1 percent of his passes in the 40-32 loss. A rebound for him this weekend will make it much likelier that the Chiefs also see a better result.

16 responses to “Patrick Mahomes: Victory lap or not, divisional games are important

  1. Which is more likely to occur this Sunday night?

    Derek Carr plays lights out, hammers the Chiefs with 4 TD passes and 300 plus yards, or the MVP frontrunner plays lights out, hammers the Fade with 6 TD passes and 400 plus yards..?

    More likely that the Chiefs start a 6 year consecutive winning streak in Vegas.

  2. I sense a brutal beating in all three phases of the game coming up for the Raiders. I can’t ever recall Coach Reid taking something like this personal, that team loves their coach.

  3. The “victory lap” was no big deal. Gruden mentioned that they had a bus driver, KC fan, that was being a wise-guy. So Gruden made him drive around the stadium after the Raiders win. IT’s funny, really.

    Having said that, I can’t see the Raiders beating KC twice in a season. KC is arguably the best team in the NFL. The Raiders are not.

  4. waitstop says:
    November 19, 2020 at 12:02 pm
    I sense a brutal beating in all three phases of the game coming up for the Raiders. I can’t ever recall Coach Reid taking something like this personal, that team loves their coach.

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    Easy for everyone to say this will be a beating now that a huge chunk of the starting Raiders defense is out because of COVID. I find it hard to believe the Chefs weren’t properly prepared for that last game. If so, that is on them for not taking the Raiders seriously.

  5. People forget in the first game, the Refs took 2 legit Chiefs touchdowns off the board. Go Chiefs

  6. People forget in the first game, the Refs took 2 legit Chiefs touchdowns off the board. Go Chiefs

    People don’t forget. They just don’t use the refs as an excuse for losing. The refs make bad calls in every game. The Raiders beat the Chiefs. Get over it. If the Chief players use the refs as excuses, they will lose more games.

    And, btw, those calls were correct

  7. It’s pathetic that all the AFC West teams call the Raiders the Faders when every single one of teams top rival, the team the have been chasing for 50 years are the Raiders. Broncos top rival has always been the Raiders. Chargers? Raiders. Seahawks when they were there? Raiders. Keep chasing dreams!

  8. @patrickmahomesblockedMe

    2 legit TD’s. False. Another fan base crying about correct calls. Osemele was badly beaten and got called for holding (it was the correct call). Abram got away with a 50 yard PI (it wouldn’t have been for a TD but the Chiefs would have had the ball inside the 10 yard line). Way too funny cause it’s the Raiders who have to endure worse calls literally every game the past 50 years (besides this one finally). Ignore how the Raiders had the ball for 35 min, physically destroyed them at the LOS where Mahomes was running away for his life all game long, and over a16 min stretch outscored them 30-3.

  9. heLLpaso says:
    November 19, 2020 at 2:25 pm
    It’s pathetic that all the AFC West teams call the Raiders the Faders when every single one of teams top rival, the team the have been chasing for 50 years are the Raiders. Broncos top rival has always been the Raiders. Chargers? Raiders. Seahawks when they were there? Raiders. Keep chasing dreams!
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    This is comical. The Raiders have had 1 winning season in the last 17 years. Nobody is chasing them.

    Nobody.

  10. This is comical. The Raiders have had 1 winning season in the last 17 years. Nobody is chasing them.

    Fun with numbers. Had you chosen the last 18 years, the winning seasons is 2. It’s still a terrible record, but no need to game the figures.

  11. radar8 says:
    November 19, 2020 at 4:04 pm
    This is comical. The Raiders have had 1 winning season in the last 17 years. Nobody is chasing them.

    Fun with numbers. Had you chosen the last 18 years, the winning seasons is 2. It’s still a terrible record, but no need to game the figures.
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    Game the figures? You think 2 in 18 sounds better than 1 in 17? How about 4 in 25?

    Lol.

  12. 1 in 18 is a winning percentage of 5.5%
    2 in 18 is a winning percentage of 11%…twice as good (or half as bad)

    So, yes, it does make a difference. Math is your friend.

  13. legionofzoom says:
    November 19, 2020 at 3:31 pm
    heLLpaso says:
    November 19, 2020 at 2:25 pm
    It’s pathetic that all the AFC West teams call the Raiders the Faders when every single one of teams top rival, the team the have been chasing for 50 years are the Raiders. Broncos top rival has always been the Raiders. Chargers? Raiders. Seahawks when they were there? Raiders. Keep chasing dreams!
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    This is comical. The Raiders have had 1 winning season in the last 17 years. Nobody is chasing them.

    Nobody
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    As a Chiefs fan for the past 42 years, I can tell you, we don’t chase the Raiders. We look at the owners haircut as a bigger joke than anything. Then we usually count the Raiders as two wins in the schedule a year. I do believe the Chiefs overlooked the Raiders last game. Mainly because you still have Carr. But Carr proved he could beat the Chiefs if he had the time. Savor the flavor kid. I think you all are in trouble this Sunday. Covid or no Covid. Mahomes holds a grudge.

  14. How about these numbers?

    Superbowl Championships:
    Raiders=3
    Chiefs=2 (one of which is 50 years old)

    So yeah, Chefs still look up to the Raiders and are chasing the Raiders. Can’t deny those facts.

  15. I think the raiders will find their motivation this week with everyone thinking the chiefs are just gonna whip them because the victory lap situation get over it the raiders aren’t bad anymore it’s gonna be a good game and I think the raiders unit pull it out

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