The Chiefs might be taking a victory lap around Allegiant Stadium after pulling out a 35-31 win over the Raiders in Sunday Night Football.
The Raiders drew the ire of the Chiefs for having their buses circle Arrowhead Stadium as they departed for the airport following a 40-32 victory in Week 5. They nearly pulled off the sweep, scoring a go-ahead touchdown with 1:43 remaining.
But it was too much time for Patrick Mahomes and the defending Super Bowl champions.
The Chiefs scored on a 22-yard pass from Mahomes to Travis Kelce with 28 seconds remaining. It capped off a seven-play, 75-yard drive in only 1:15.
The Chiefs moved to 9-1, while the Raiders fell to 6-4.
The rivals’ two games, though, were so entertaining as to root for a third meeting between them in the postseason.
Raiders tight end Jason Witten, two plays after he had a false start on first-and-goal from the 1-yard line, caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from Carr on third-and-goal with 1:43 remaining. Witten caught the ball in front of Tanoh Kpassagnon after Carr had all day searching for a target.
The Chiefs had two crucial defensive penalties in the 12-play, 75-yard drive. Chris Jones jumped offsides on third-and-one from the Kansas City 29, and Bashaud Breeland was penalized for defensive pass interference in the end zone on third-and-10 from the Kansas City 23.
Mahomes saved the day for the Chiefs, though.
Mahomes finished 34-of-45 for 348 yards with two touchdowns and an interception that denied the Chiefs points before the half. Kelce caught eight passes for 127 yards and the game-winner, while Hill made 11 receptions for 102 yards and a score.
Carr went 23-of-31 for 275 yards with three touchdowns and an interception.