The performance allowed the Chiefs (8-4) to take a commanding two-game lead in the division with four games to play (with a sweep of the Raiders, giving them the head-to-head tiebreaker). Derek Carr threw an interception on Oakland's first possession, which led to the Chiefs' first touchdown of the game. That starts with putting away the Oakland Raiders, their longtime rival and, lately, a popular punching bag.
Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs' offense were not in explosive form, but Mahomes threw one touchdown and ran for one more in a 175-yard passing day.
After Trevor Davis fumbled a kickoff return straight after that touchdown, the Chiefs had the opportunity to double their lead, taking over deep in Oakland territory. For the Raiders, they can not seem to get over the hump inside Arrowhead Stadium, where Carr has yet to figure out how to get a win against the Chiefs on the road. However, Williams was stopped on a fourth and one at Oakland's 15 despite two attempts.More news: Travel Woes Pile Up From Winter Storms as Thanksgiving Ends
Kansas City won its last game, earning a 24-17 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday Night Football in Mexico City.
With so much at stake, the Chiefs need to play hard and put everything on the field over the next five weeks.
The game got ugly quickly as Derek Carr thew a pick-six to rookie safety Juan Thornhill that made the score 21-0. Just one of the Chiefs' remaining four regular-season opponents has a winning record as of today.More news: House Judiciary Dem Jeffries: No Clue who Nadler’s Impeachment Witnesses Are
After the Raiders were stuffed on fourth down, the wheels started to come off the wagon, as the Chiefs drove down the field and scored a touchdown on a Mahomes run. Rookie running back Darwin Thompson drove for his first National Football League score from four yards out as Kansas City took over nine minutes off the clock.
The Chiefs head to the east coast for a contentious AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots next Sunday at 4:25 pm EST.
We asked Madden "20 to simulate what happens when the Chiefs match up with the Raiders for maybe the last time before they move to Las Vegas".More news: At least 14 dead in Mexico gunbattle near Texas border