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Chiefs thump Raiders for AFC’s top seed as Mahomes breaks NFL yardage mark | NFL



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Patrick Mahomes set the NFL file for whole yards in a season and the Kansas City Chiefs rolled to a 31-13 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders on Saturday to lock up the AFC’s No 1 seed.

Mahomes handed for 202 yards and rushed for 29 in opposition to the Raiders, giving him 5,608 whole yards this season. That surpassed the file of 5,562 yards set by Drew Brees in 2011 with the New Orleans Saints.

Greater than setting the mark, Mahomes helped guarantee the highest seed for the Chiefs (14-3) and a bye within the first spherical of the playoffs, which start subsequent weekend. Kansas Metropolis, nonetheless, usually are not assured of home-field benefit all through the postseason.

As a result of Monday evening’s Buffalo-Cincinnati recreation was canceled, the Chiefs might wind up taking part in the Payments or Bengals within the AFC championship on a impartial area. The Buffalo-Cincinnati recreation initially was postponed after Payments security Damar Hamlin went into cardiac arrest. Hamlin stays in vital situation, however is bettering.

The Chiefs matched their franchise file for regular-season victories, set in 2020, and so they set a staff mark with their seventeenth consecutive recreation of at the least 300 yards of offense.

The Raiders (6-11) ended their first season below coach Josh McDaniels with three consecutive losses and 4 defeats in 5 video games. They made the playoffs a 12 months in the past, however now face severe questions at quarterback, offensive line and all through the protection.

Jarrett Stidham began his second recreation in a row instead of the sidelined Derek Carr, and this efficiency didn’t go almost in addition to the primary one. Stidham accomplished 22 of 36 passes for 219 yards with a landing and interception. He was sacked six occasions.

Per week in the past, he threw for 365 yards and three touchdowns in a 37-34 additional time loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Raiders operating again Josh Jacobs, who was coping with hip and indirect accidents in addition to a reported household emergency, was a game-day choice however performed. He rushed for 45 yards and will probably win the NFL speeding title with 1,653 yards.

However Jacobs fell wanting the franchise speeding file of 1,759 yards set by Marcus Allen in 1985. This was probably Jacobs’ remaining recreation as a member of the Raiders as a result of his fifth-year possibility was not picked up. His efficiency this season has given Las Vegas officers loads to think about.