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NFL Week 16 Game Recap: Las Vegas Raiders 20, Kansas City Chiefs 14

2W99484 Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Jack Jones scores after intercepting a pass and running it back for a touchdown as Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) watches during the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Dec. 25, 2023, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

The Las Vegas Raiders played spoiler to the struggling Kansas City Chiefs on Christmas Day, beating them 20-14 to deny Kansas City its eighth consecutive AFC West title — at least for now.

The Chiefs struggled for most of the game and continued their run of turning the ball over at crucial points in the contest. The Raiders were efficient on both sides of the ball and capitalized on most opportunities that came their way.

Offensive spotlight: Patrick Mahomes didn't just earn the lowest single-game grade of his 2023 season; he earned the lowest single-game grade of his seven-year career. The Chiefs signal-caller finished 27-of-44 for 235 yards, one touchdown and one interception, but he also recorded five turnover-worthy plays and no big-time throws. 

Mahomes earned a 30.5 PFF passing grade in the contest, the sixth-worst single-game grade of the season. 

Defensive spotlight: Raiders cornerback Jack Jones was targeted four times in coverage, but he allowed just one completion for 7 yards and jumped in front of an errant Mahomes pass to bring up his second pick-six in as many games. 

Rookie spotlight: Rashee Rice saw a career-high 11 targets in this one. He caught six catchable passes thrown his way for 37 yards — 35 of which came after the catch — and two first downs.


Box Score

Passing
Las Vegas Raiders
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Aidan O'Connell 2.1 9 / 21 62 3.0 0 0 2 50.3
Kansas City Chiefs
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Patrick Mahomes 17.7 27 / 44 235 5.3 1 1 4 73.6
Tommy Townsend 0.4 1 / 1 11 11.0 0 0 0 112.5
Rushing
Las Vegas Raiders
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Zamir White 17.5 22 145 6.6 0 43 0
Ameer Abdullah 2.2 2 11 5.5 0 7 0
Aidan O'Connell 2.1 4 -4 -1.0 0 0 0
Tre Tucker 1.1 1 5 5.0 0 5 0
Kansas City Chiefs
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Patrick Mahomes 17.7 10 53 5.3 0 13 0
Isiah Pacheco 11.6 11 26 2.4 1 12 1
Clyde Edwards-Helaire 7.8 4 6 1.5 0 4 0
Receiving
Las Vegas Raiders
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT YPR TD
Zamir White 17.5 1 0 0 0 0 0
Jakobi Meyers 7.2 5 3 42 8.4 14 0
Austin Hooper 3.3 3 2 13 4.3 6.5 0
Ameer Abdullah 2.2 1 1 1 1 1 0
Cole Fotheringham 1.6 1 1 6 6 6 0
Davante Adams 1.4 6 1 4 0.7 4 0
Tre Tucker 1.1 1 1 -4 -4 -4 0
Hunter Renfrow 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Kansas City Chiefs
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT YPR TD
Justin Watson 13.8 6 4 38 6.3 9.5 1
Rashee Rice 11.7 12 6 57 4.8 9.5 0
Isiah Pacheco 11.6 4 4 0 0 0 0
Travis Kelce 9.4 7 5 44 6.3 8.8 0
Richie James 8.4 3 3 54 18 18 0
Clyde Edwards-Helaire 7.8 3 3 42 14 14 0
Noah Gray 1.5 3 1 5 1.7 5 0
Blake Bell 1.4 1 1 4 4 4 0
Justyn Ross 1.2 1 1 2 2 2 0
Marquez Valdes-Scantling 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
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