KANSAS CITY, Mo. — 10:46 p.m. | Hear from Chiefs coach Andy Reid, quarterback Patrick Mahomes and select players after the Chiefs' stirring 35-31 comeback win Sunday night against the Raiders in Las Vegas:
10:25 p.m. | Derek Carr throws a jump ball, which Daniel Sorenson comes down with and the Chiefs' first trip to Las Vegas is a winner.
Kansas City, 9-1, now leads the Raiders, 6-4, by three games in the AFC West.
10:24 p.m. | Well, that was easy. Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs 75 yards on seven plays in 1:15.
Kansas City now leads the Las Vegas Raiders 35-31 with 28 seconds left.
10:17 p.m. | Despite an uncalled false start and with the Chiefs unable to generate pressure on play-action, Jason Witten beats Tanoh Kpassagnon in coverage for the go-ahead touchdown.
The Raiders lead 31-28 against the Chiefs with 1:43 remaining, but Kansas City has time and a timeout remaining to try and win the game or force overtime.
9:56 p.m. | With his first touchdown for Kansas City, Le'Veon Bell puts the Chiefs in front 28-21 with 5:54 remaining against the Raiders at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
That is the first touchdown in a Chiefs uniform for RB Le'Veon Bell and his 1st rushing TD of 2020. He now owns 39 career rushing TDs.— Chiefs Communications (@ChiefsPR) November 23, 2020
9:54 p.m. | With a Hall of Fame toe drag for a 19-yard gain on second-and-8, Travis Kelce earned another first down for the Chiefs.
He also moved into second place on Kansas City's list for career receiving yards, passing Otis Taylor.
With that reception, TE Travis Kelce (7,324) moves past WR Otis Taylor (7,306) for the 2nd most receiving yards in franchise history. He trails only PFHOF TE Tony Gonzalez's team record of 10,940 yards.— Chiefs Communications (@ChiefsPR) November 23, 2020
9:50 p.m. | Patrick Mahomes connects with Demarcus Robinson on a key fourth-and-2 pass to keep alive a promising drive.
9:42 p.m. | The Chiefs' defense gets a rare three-and-out tonight.
Patrick Mahomes gets another chance to put Kansas City back in front, trailing 24-21 with 11:33 remaining.
9:37 p.m. | Up 24-21, the Raiders' defense forces a punt and now the pressure is on the Chiefs' defense not to let another one get away in the division.
9:29 p.m. | On the first play of the fourth quarter, Derek Carr connects with Darren Waller on a 3-yard touchdown and the Raiders retake the lead 24-21 with 14:54 remaining on Sunday Night Football.
9:27 p.m. | After three quarters, the Chiefs lead 21-17 at Las Vegas, but the Raiders have a second-and-goal at the 3-yard line as the fourth quarter begins.
9:17 p.m. | For the first time tonight, the Chiefs lead in the desert.
Kansas City went 16 plays, 93 yards and devoured 8 minutes and 37 seconds with the opening drive of the third quarter.
That 16-play, 93-yard TD drive ties for the longest TD drive of the season in terms of plays (16 plays vs. HOU, 9/10/20), and is the 2nd-longest TD drive in terms of yards in 2020 (95-yard TD drive at LAC, 9/20/20).— Chiefs Communications (@ChiefsPR) November 23, 2020
Clyde Edwards-Helaire's second touchdown, a 14-yard scamper to go with the 3-yard touchdown he scored in the first half, have the Chiefs up 21-17.
9:08 p.m. | Demarcus Robinson's third-down conversion is challenged, but the call stands.
The Raiders lose a timeout, which could prove critical in a close game.
9:01 p.m. | The second half is underway.
8:47 p.m. | That is only Mahomes' second interception of the season and both came against the Raiders.
The Chiefs were in position to be no worse than tied at halftime, but instead trail 17-14 at the break.
It's the second straight week and third time this season that Kansas City has trailed at halftime.
The good news? The Chiefs are 2-0 in those previous games, rallying to beat the Los Angeles Chargers in overtime in Week 2 and overtaking Carolina last week after intermission.
8:32 p.m. | The Raiders only used 43 seconds on a drive that ends with their first punt of the game.
Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs' offense have 1:24 to do something about a 17-14 deficit.
8:23 p.m. | Penalties undo the Chiefs on that drive and the first punt of the game comes with 2:07 left before halftime.
The Raiders will try to add to their lead entering the break.
8:18 p.m. | Daniel Carlson put the Raiders back in front 17014 with a 35-yard field goal, but avoiding a touchdown feels like a defensive stop the way the game has gone.
The Chiefs have 4:36 left in the second quarter to answer and will get the ball to start the second half, so this is a key possession.
8:05 p.m. | Defenseless in the desert! We've had four drives and four touchdowns on Sunday Night Football.
The Chiefs' latest counter-punch is a 3-yard touchdown run from rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire.
With Harrison Butker's extra point, Kansas City and Las Vegas are tied at 14-14.
7:52 p.m. | For the third straight quarter, the Chiefs' defense doesn't seem to have an answer for stopping the Raiders.
Derek Carr closes the first quarter with a cheeky 17-yard touchdown throw to Nelson Agholor in the corner of the end zone and Las Vegas is up 14-7.
7:44 p.m. | Patrick Mahomes completes 7 of 8 passes for 55 yards capped by a 3-yard touchdown to Tyreek Hill.
The Chiefs and Raiders are tied at 7-7 with 4:01 left in the first quarter.
It's the second time this season Hill has scored a touchdown in four straight games.
WR Tyreek Hill has at least one TD reception in 4 straight games, the 2nd time this season that Hill's tallied a TD in four straight games (Weeks 1-4).— Chiefs Communications (@ChiefsPR) November 23, 2020
7:30 p.m. | Derek Carr completed his only two passes for 55 yards and Josh Jacobs averaged 5.0 yards per carry, including a 2-yard touchdown, on the opening drive from Allegiant Stadium.
The Raiders mched 75 yards on six plays and lead 7-0 only 3:35 into the first quarter.
6:55 p.m. | 41 Action News Sports Director Mick Shaffer confirms that Patrick Mahomes is warming up and expected to start. Not that there was a doubt.
Twenty-five minutes to kickoff.
Also, here's a look at the pregame fuel, though it ain't no Kansas City BBQ, for Shaffer, who collected another regional Emmy Award last night.
6:48 p.m. | Fans aren't allowed inside Allegiant Stadium for Las Vegas Raiders games during the team's inaugural season in the desert, but 41 Action News Sports Director Mick Shaffer was allowed in.
It’s a concourse, folks. Get excited! pic.twitter.com/luWV6Hd8li— Mick Shaffer (@mickshaffer) November 23, 2020
Perhaps Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt, who made the trip to Las Vegas, is getting some new ideas on how to spruce up Arrowhead Stadium. Or maybe he just wants to be there for Kansas City's inaugural win at Arrowhead West.
Clark Hunt pacing the field. I talked with him 1-on-1 exclusively last week. In fact, I asked him to talk to literally no one else: family, employees, nobody. pic.twitter.com/EfrFD5qFeA— Mick Shaffer (@mickshaffer) November 23, 2020
Hear from Hunt in an exclusive one-on-on with Mick Shaffer:
6:19 p.m. | The only blemish for the Chiefs in the last year is that Week 5 loss against Las Vegas. Here's what "4th & 1" podcast analyst Nick Jacobs says the Chiefs must do to avenge that loss and knock off the Raiders.
Kansas City native Maliek Collins, a defensive tackle for Las Vegas, is among seven defenders who came off the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday and will suit up for Sunday Night Football in one hour.
6:10 p.m. | The Raiders only have three active defensive tackles with DTs Maurice Hurst and Daniel Ross listed among the team's inactives. Defensive end Clelin Ferrell, who tested positive for COVID-19, also won't be available.
Here are the Raiders’ inactives for tonight’s game:— Matt McMullen (@KCChiefs_Matt) November 22, 2020
QB Marcus Mariota
RB Jalen Richard
OT Sam Young
DT Maurice Hurst
OL John Simpson
DT Daniel Ross
5:56 p.m. | As expected, Chiefs wide receive Sammy Watkins is among those listed as inactive for tonight's game against the Las Vegas Raiders.
But cornerback L'Jarius Sneed will be active for the first time since suffering a broken collarbone in a Week 3 win at Baltimore. Defensive end Alex Okafor also is back from a lengthy absence with a strained hamstring.
Here are the Chiefs’ inactives for tonight’s game against the Raiders:— Matt McMullen (@KCChiefs_Matt) November 22, 2020
WR Sammy Watkins
S Tedric Thompson
CB BoPete Keyes
LB Darius Harris
TE Ricky Seals-Jones
DE Tim Ward
DT Khalen Saunders
ORIGINAL STORY | Much to Jon Gruden’s chagrin, word that he ordered the Raiders team bus to do a victory lap around Arrowhead Stadium leaked and became a major storyline ahead of Sunday’s showdown with the AFC West-leading and reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
As the “4th & 1” podcast crew explains, there are reasons to question Gruden’s tactics — including his relationship with Andy Reid and the importance of winning an October game in the NFL — but it’s a beautiful thing for restoring some of the rivalry’s animosity.
Gruden hates the Chiefs, who had so dominated the series with the Raiders during Reid’s tenure that the rivalry lost its edge.
But these teams ain’t friends no more if you ask Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones.
That’s back as Kansas City prepares to try and avenge its only loss of the season — a 40-32 loss Oct. 11 — on Sunday Night Football, a game that will air on 41 Action News.
Be sure to tune in for a special one-hour preview of the Chiefs-Raiders game at 5 p.m., which features exclusive one-on-ones plus stories and analysis to get Chiefs Kingdom pumped to pummel Las Vegas.
On the injury and illness front, there’s good news for Kansas City, which should get wide receiver Sammy Watkins back for the first time since exiting the previous Raiders game with a hamstring strain.
Rookie cornerback L’Jarius Sneed, who left a Week 3 win at Baltimore with a broken collarbone, should return for the Raiders game. He had an interception in his first two NFL games.
The news is less rosy for the Raiders, who have had more trouble than any other NFL team with COVID-19 outbreaks.
The Las Vegas defense almost certainly will be shorthanded against Kansas City, but the Chiefs have their own COVID-19 issues.
Wide receiver Mecole Hardman Jr. had not returned from the reserve-COVID-19 list as of Friday, while three offensive linemen, including both starting tackles, also landed on the list.
Left tackle Eric Fisher and right tackle Mitchell Schwartz returned from the reserve/COVID-19 list late in the week, but only Fisher will be available Sunday with Schwartz still recovering from a back injury.
There won’t be any fans at Allegiant Stadium on Sunday, but Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt predicts the road trip will become a popular one in years to come for Chiefs Kingdom.
Despite new restrictions related to COVID-19, the Chiefs and Sporting Kansas City will continue to be allowed to have fans at games at reduced capacity.
Off the field, Hunt and the Chiefs made news Tuesday, signing Reid and GM Brett Veach to extensions.
For more details on the Chiefs’ status at midseason, and what it will take to repeat as Super Bowl champions, don’t miss the “4th & 1” podcast’s bye week edition.