By Shawn McCullough
The Raiders were 28 seconds away from sweeping the defending Super Bowl champions in the season series, but couldn’t hold on.
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes hit tight end Travis Kelce for a 22 yard touchdown with 28 seconds left in the game to hand the Raiders a 35-31 loss at Allegiant Stadium.
“I couldn’t be more proud of our football team,” said head coach Jon Gruden. “I wouldn’t trade any of our players for anybody.”
Las Vegas quarterback Derek Carr was masterful throwing for 275 yards and three touchdowns including a 4th quarter drive to take the lead late, resulting in a one yard touchdown pass to tight end Jason Witten.
“I felt like we were running efficiently and we were hitting some big plays in the passing game, but it just stinks, man, it wasn’t enough,” said Carr.
“We really feel like we can play with anybody,” said Witten. “That’s the type of team that we expect to have.”
Tight end Derek Waller led the Raiders catching seven balls for 88 yards, including a three yard touchdown catch in the 4th quarter.
“It’s tough,” said Waller. “Losing in any form or fashion is not fun whatsoever, especially like that.”
Running back Josh Jacobs rushed 17 times for 55 yards and scored the first points of the game on a two yard touchdown run.
With the loss, the Raiders fell to 6-4 on the season heading into their next game in Atlanta against the Falcons on Sunday.
- The Raiders were outgained by the Chiefs in total yards, 460-364.
- The Chiefs executed 36 first downs.
- The Raiders fell to 2-3 at home at Allegiant Stadium.