Mahomes' last-minute TD to Kelce wins it for Chiefs in Vegas

Reigning champs now 9-1, up 3 in games AFC West
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Posted at 11:26 PM, Nov 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-23 00:35:00-05

LAS VEGAS — Patrick Mahomes threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Travis Kelce with 28 seconds to play, and the Kansas City Chiefs avenged their only loss in the last 12 months with a 35-31 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders.

It was the first go-ahead touchdown in the final 2 minutes for Mahomes in his career and the seventh game-winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime.

"I was looking at Tyreek (Hill)," Mahomes said of the game-winning touchdown. "Actually, even when I scrambled outside right, I was going to look back over at Tyreek again, thinking that he might win his matchup. Then, I saw the safety was running at me like I was gonna run the ball, and I saw Travis wide open in the end zone. I just tried to put it on him as quick as possible, and I knew that was that was the game-winner."

Mahomes passed for 348 yards and led two go-ahead scoring drives in the frantic fourth quarter for the defending Super Bowl champions, who split their season series with Las Vegas in dramatic fashion.

Derek Carr passed for 275 yards and three touchdowns for the Raiders, who got a 1-yard TD catch by Jason Witten with 1:43 left.

The Chiefs have only lost one game in the last calendar year, a Week 5 loss to the Raiders that was avenged with Sunday's thriller. It's the fifth-best record during a one-year span since the NFL went to a 16-game schedule in 1978, according to NFL Research.

The Chiefs improved to 9-1 overall with the victory and lead the Raiders by three games in AFC West.

41 Action News staff contributed to this story.