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NFL Week 14 Game Recap: Kansas City Chiefs 48, Las Vegas Raiders 9

Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) readies for the snap against the Las Vegas Raiders during the first half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Las Vegas Raiders fell behind 7-0 after the first offensive play of the game and never recovered. The Kansas City Chiefs hammered them, 48-9, for their sixth straight win, improving their record to 9-4. The Raiders now fall to 6-7.

The Chiefs outscored the Raiders this season by a combined 89-23. The Raiders will now head to Cleveland for a must-win matchup next week against the Browns, while the Chiefs will head to Los Angeles on a short week to play the Chargers on Thursday night. 


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Kansas City Chiefs

Quarterback

Patrick Mahomes averaged 10.8 yards per attempt and threw the ball accurately the whole game, recording a 90.9% adjusted completion rate.

Running Back

Clyde Edwards-Helaire handled the most carries (10) but tallied just 37 rushing yards rushing. It was Derrick Gore who made the most of his backfield touches, going for 66 yards on nine carries. All 66 yards came after contact.

Wide Receiver/Tight End

The Kansas City receiving corps did not drop a pass. Tyreek Hill led the way with 3.17 yards per route run and 19 yards per catch, and Josh Gordon caught his first touchdown of the season.

Offensive Line

Joe Thuney was clean the whole game, as he did not allow a pressure. Meanwhile, Andrew Wylie gave up four pressures, including two sacks. Orlando Brown Jr. and Trey Smith each allowed three pressures, as well.

Defensive Line

Simply put: It was a feast for the Chiefs' defensive line.

Chiefs Defensive Linemen with Multiple Pressures

Players Sacks Pressures
Chris Jones .5 10
Frank Clark .5 7
Melvin Ingram III .5 4
Tershawn Wharton 1.0 3
Alex Okafor 1.5 2
Linebackers

Nick Bolton recorded two defensive stops against the run and a pressure as a pass-rusher while also holding up on the back end. He saw just one target in coverage, which went for just a four-yard catch.

Secondary

Only Rashad Fenton allowed more than 50 yards in coverage for Kansas City. He gave up catches on all six of his targets for 53 yards, with three going for first downs. Mike Hughes surrendered six catches on eight targets, but for only 46 yards.

Las Vegas Raiders

Quarterback

With the Raiders playing from behind all game, Derek Carr dropped back 49 times. He mustered only 5.8 yards per attempt and still couldn’t find any targets down the field.

Derek Carr Passing by Target Depth

Target Depth Completions Attempts Yds TD:INT
Behind LOS 10 11 52 0:0
0-9 Yards 20 22 156 1:0
10-19 Yards 3 6 54 0:1
20+ Yards 0 2 0 0:0
Running Back

The Raiders handed the ball off just 11 times, with Josh Jacobs receiving nine of them for only 24 yards, although 17 came after contact. He fumbled once and did not pick up a first down on the ground. He did catch five of his six targets for 45 yards.

Wide Receiver/Tight End

Hunter Renfrow paced the Raiders in targets, catching 13 of his 14 looks for 117 yards — 70 of which came after the catch. He led the team with 2.60 yards per route run, with no other Raider receiver topping 1.00.

Offensive Line

Three Las Vegas linemen were credited with giving up 20 pressures between them. Alex Leatherwood surrendered eight, including two sacks, and Brandon Parker and Kolton Miller each allowed six. Parker also gave up a sack. 

Defensive Line

The defensive line combined for 12 pressures. Yannick Ngakoue led the way with three, headlined by a sack. Malcolm Koonce and Clelin Ferrell each had a sack as well.

Linebackers

Divine Deablo led the group with five tackles in the run game, including two defensive stops. However, he gave up five catches and three first downs on five targets in the passing game. Cory Littleton allowed both targets into his coverage to be completed for 51 yards and a touchdown.

Secondary

Patrick Mahomes targeted Johnathan Abram more (five) than any other Raiders defender, and Abram allowed five catches for 49 yards and one first down. Trayvon Mullen gave up 69 yards, a touchdown and three first downs on four targets.

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