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Kansas City's offense was shut down in the second half, as the Raiders shock the Chiefs 40-32

Kansas City- The Chiefs' offense stalled in the second half, as the Raiders shock the Chiefs.

Kansas City started the game off slow against the Las Vegas Raiders. Patrick Mahomes had a couple of drives where he took some shots down the field, but penalties halted the Chiefs' drives. Mahomes got the Chiefs on the board with a five-yard scamper to go atop of the Raiders, 7-3. On the ensuing drive, the Raiders turned the ball over, as CB Bashaud Breeland picked off Derek Carr to put the Chiefs in the driver seat to tack on another score. Three plays later, the chiefs got a little cute with the playcall, as they add some trickery to get another score on the board, 14-3.

The Chiefs let the Raiders score on a 52-yard touchdown bomb from Carr to Nelson Agholor, which was the first touchdown score for Las Vegas. The Raiders cut the Chiefs' lead to four 14-10. After the Chiefs got the ball back, Mahomes got his team into the redzone three plays later.

On a third and goal, Mohomes threw a touchdown strike to Sammy Watkins to take a demanding 21-10 led midway in the second quarter.

The Raiders responded right back matching the Chiefs touchdown with their own. Carr hit Darren Waller in the back of the endzone to cut the lead back to four, 21-17. Late into the second quarter, Carr hit Henry Ruggs III in stride for a 72-yard touchdown score to take the lead 24-21. With .45 seconds left in the shootout of the half, the Chiefs tacked on a field goal to tie the game 24-24 at the half.

After a high scoring half, the Chiefs' offense started to sputter at the start of the third quarter. The Chiefs had three drives where they failed to convert on third down. The Raiders kept the Chiefs' offense majority of the third quarter. Josh Jacobs powered through the Chiefs defensive line to take a six point lead, after a missed PAT, 30-24. After the chiefs went three and out on their next drive, the Raiders added a field goal midway in the fourth to take a 33-24 lead.

The Raiders' defense picked off Mahomes and one play later Jacobs scored a touchdown to make it a 40-24 lead. The next drive, Mahomes threw a touchdown pass and was successful on the two point conversion to cut the Raiders' lead to eight, 40-32. The Raiders iced the game with converting on a fourth and one to shock the Chiefs.

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