The Las Vegas Raiders rolled into Kansas City on Sunday and shocked the defending Super Bowl champions with a 40-32 win. The Raiders trailed 14-3 and 21-10 in the first half but kept their composure and took a 24-21 lead before Kansas City kicked a field goal to tie the game at 24 at halftime. The third quarter was scoreless and Vegas took the lead early in the fourth quarter on a seven yard touchdown run by Josh Jacobs, who finished with 77 yards rushing on 22 carries and two TD’s. On the next Kansas City possession, Raiders safety Jeff Heath intercepted a Patrick Mahomes pass on fourth down and returned it to the KC two yard line, where Jacobs punched it in to give Vegas a 40-24 lead. Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was 22-of-31 passing for 347 yards and three touchdowns including a 72 yard bomb to rookie wide receiver Henry Ruggs III and a 59 yard strike to Nelson Agholor. Credit should also go to the Raiders defense, which held Kansas City to a late fourth quarter touchdown. The Raiders game plan worked to perfection, running the ball with Jacobs and keeping Kansas City off the field for long stretches. Vegas enjoyed a ten minute advantage in time of possession. The win snapped the Chiefs 13 game overall winning streak and improved the Raiders record to 3-2. The Raiders have a bye next week and return to action on Oct. 25 at Allegiant Stadium against Tampa Bay in the national Sunday night game.
Born in New York City but also consider myself a native of Detroit. Attended college at Michigan State University. Started radio career in Detroit in 1980. Moved to Vegas in 1989. Worked 14 years at KCEP 88.1 before getting hired at Beasley with 105.7 in 2014.