Patrick Mahomes sets record, Chiefs beat Raiders for first place in AFC

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Patrick Mahomes set NFL records for passing yards and rushing yards in a season as the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Las Vegas Raiders 31-13 on Saturday to clinch the No. 1 seed in the AFC. Mahomes passed for 202 yards and rushed for 29 against the Raiders, giving him 5,608 yards on the season. That surpassed the record of 5,562 yards set by Drew Brees in 2011 with the New Orleans Saints. Not only did Mohams set the mark, but he helped secure the Chiefs’ first-place finish (14-3) and a first-round playoff berth. which will start next weekend. Kansas City, however, cannot be assured of home field advantage throughout the postseason. With Monday night’s Buffalo-Cincinnati game canceled, the Chiefs could end up playing the Bills or Bengals in the AFC Championship at a neutral site. The Buffalo-Cincinnati game was originally postponed after Damar Hamlin went into cardiac arrest. Hamlin is still in critical condition but is improving. The Chiefs matched their franchise record for regular season wins set in 2020, and they set a team mark with their 17th straight game of at least 300 yards of offense. The Raiders (6-11) finished their first season under coach Josh McDaniels with three straight losses and four losses in five games. They made the playoffs a year ago, but now face serious questions at quarterback, offense and the entire defense. Jarrett Stidham started his second straight game in place of the sidelined Derek Carr, and that performance didn’t go as well as the first. Stidham completed 22 of 36 passes for 219 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He was sacked six times. A week ago, he threw for 365 yards and three touchdowns in a 37-34 overtime loss against the San Francisco 49ers.

Patrick Mahomes set NFL records for passing yards and rushing yards in a season as the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Las Vegas Raiders 31-13 on Saturday to clinch the No. 1 seed in the AFC.

Mahomes passed for 202 yards and rushed for 29 against the Raiders, giving him 5,608 yards on the season. That surpassed the record of 5,562 yards set by Drew Brees in 2011 with the New Orleans Saints.

Mahomes not only set the mark, but helped secure the Chiefs’ No. 1 seed (14-3) and a berth in the first round of the playoffs, which begin next weekend. Kansas City, however, cannot be assured of home-field advantage throughout the postseason.

With Monday night’s Buffalo-Cincinnati game canceled, the Chiefs could have played the Bills or Bengals in the AFC Championship on a neutral field. The Buffalo-Cincinnati game was originally postponed after Damar Hamlin went into cardiac arrest. Hamlin remains in critical condition but is improving.

The Chiefs tied their franchise record for most wins in a regular season set in 2020 and set the team mark for their 17th straight game with at least 300 yards of offense.

The Raiders (6-11) finished their first season under coach Josh McDaniels with three straight losses and four losses in five games. They made the playoffs a year ago, but are now facing major issues at quarterback, offensive line and the entire defense.

Jarrett Stidham started his second straight game in place of the sidelined Derek Carr, and the game wasn’t as good as the first. Stidham completed 22 of 36 passes for 219 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He was sacked six times.

A week ago, he threw for 365 yards and three touchdowns in a 37-34 overtime loss against the San Francisco 49ers.

Patrick Mahomes sets record, Chiefs beat Raiders for first place in AFC

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