Vegas knocks Kansas City from the remaining NFL unbeatens
Attempting to rewrite the last eight years of history in this storied rivalry, the Las Vegas Raiders finally beat the Kansas City Chiefs in Arrowhead Stadium.
The Raiders came away with a 40-32 win over the Chiefs Sunday, Oct. 11, knocking Kansas City from the ranks of the unbeaten teams in the National Football League.
Five undefeated teams remain in the league.
Now sitting at 3-2 in the AFC West division, Vegas will head into its bye week before hosting the Tom Brady-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Oct. 25.
Coming off its first loss in nearly a calendar year, the Chiefs will head to Buffalo to play the Bills Monday, Oct. 19.
It was the first win for the Raider franchise in Kansas City since 2012, also marking the first time the team has scored 40 points against the Chiefs since 2000.
Former Super Bowl champion Jon Gruden was the head coach then as well.
The win was aided by 16 unanswered second half points from Vegas after facing an early deficit.
After taking an early 3-0 lead, the Chiefs scored 14 unanswered points. The Raiders would trail until the 14:14-mark of the fourth quarter.
Both teams were knotted at 24 at halftime, marking the first time this season Kansas City had allowed more than 20 points.
The game also featured a pair of firsts for both quarterbacks.
Vegas quarterback Derek Carr threw his first interception of the season in the first quarter bringing an end to 316 consecutive passes without one.
Carr went 22-for-31 with 347 yards, three touchdowns and that one interception.
First round draft pick Henry Ruggs had a big day with 118 yards on two receptions including a 72-yard catch that resulted in a touchdown.
The other catch was a highlight reel snag over the head of Chiefs’ cornerback Rashad Fenton.
Wide receiver Nelson Agholor also caught a touchdown pass for the second consecutive week.
He had two receptions for 67 yards including a 59-yard touchdown. On the season, he has caught 10 of his 11 targets.
Five different players had a reception of at least 23 yards.
By getting the win, he is now 3-10 against the Chiefs in his career.
Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes went 22-for-43, throwing for 340 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.
His outing landed him a quarterback rating of 74.1 while Carr posted one of 92.2.
Vegas also received a good sight after tackle Trent Brown made his return from missing three games after suffering a calf injury in the season opener against Carolina.
Running back Josh Jacobs received a boost, scoring his first touchdowns since that season-opening game.
He rushed for 77 yards on 23 carries and two touchdowns.
Backup running back Devontae Booker also added 62 yards on seven carries for a yard per carry average of 8.9.