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NFL Week 5: Chiefs leading Raiders on MNF

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Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs are playing host to Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday Night Football to shut out Week 5 of the NFL season. 

There isn’t any love lost between these longtime rivals. The Chiefs lead all-time series 70-54-2.

Listed below are the highest plays from Monday’s matchup.

Las Vegas Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs

4th and … 6!

The Raiders struck first courtesy of the reignited Carr-Davante Adams duo. Josh McDaniels went for it on a 4th-and-1 snap at Las Vegas’ 42, and Carr found Adams wide open down the center field for a mammoth 58-yard TD.

Expect the unexpected

A number of plays, and 48 yards of pass interference calls later, and the Raiders were back in the long run zone on this Josh Jacobs run. The grunt work done by his offensive line on the play was magnificent.

Ol’ reliable

No tight end has racked up more yards through the air than Travis Kelce prior to now three seasons, and Mahomes connected along with his favorite goal for the Chiefs’ first TD of the day. It capped a much-needed 11-play, 75-yard drive, bringing K.C. inside 10.

Questionable call?

Boos rained from the stands after Chiefs DT Chris Jones was whistled for a roughing-the-passer penalty following a would-be strip sack. The takeaway would’ve given K.C. the ball at midfield with just over a minute to play, however the drive resulted in a 50-yard FG from Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson as an alternative. 

Familiar sight

Mahomes. Kelce. It’s like clockwork. K.C. climbed inside three on its first drive of the third quarter when Kelce hauled in his second TD pass of the night.

Triple entendre

The Chiefs’ third TD meant three things. 1: They took a 24-20 lead. 2. Momentum was squarely on their side. 3. Kelce scored his third TD of the outing, and he did so while tallying just 24 receiving yards as much as that time. Discuss a red-zone threat.

Make it make sense

After a defensive holding call on a Chiefs’ missed FG resulted in a recent set of downs for Mahomes and his offense, he honed in on – you guessed it – No. 87 for his fourth TD reception.

Playmaker 

The Raiders have a dynamic pass-catching threat of their very own, and after a dandy double-move, Adams found himself open behind the defense for a potentially game-tying TD reception. L.V.’s two-point attempt was unsuccessful though, and it trailed 30-29 with 4 minutes to play.

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