Travis Kelce set an NFL report 4 landing receptions of fewer than 10 yards in a single sport to assist the Kansas City Chiefs overcome a 17-0 second quarter deficit to beat the Las Vegas Raiders 30-29 within the Week 5 Monday Night Football matchup.
The Raiders scored touchdowns on two of their first three possessions, together with one on a 58-yard move to Davante Adams to take a 14-0 lead early within the second quarter after which had a 17-0 benefit halfway by that quarter. Kansas City performed listlessly as much as that time however then scored a landing on one among Kelce’s short-distance touchdowns to shut the hole to 17-7.
Then got here the true turning level of the sport. On the subsequent drive, Chiefs defensive sort out Chris Jones obtained by to Derek Carr and stripped the ball away for a sack however his comply with by on the hit was known as for roughing the passer. It was a really controversial name, because the ESPN broadcast crew (together with former NFL official John Parry) and plenty of influential commentators on Twitter (together with former head coach Sean Payton) indicated a penalty shouldn’t have been known as.
Since this passed off following the contentious name made in opposition to Grady Jarrett on a sack versus Tom Brady yesterday, it drew a furious response from the gang at Arrowhead Stadium. Las Vegas gained a subject purpose on that drive to go up 20-7, however the crowd response appeared to shake Kansas City out of its doldrums and led the Chiefs to go on a 23-3 run that gave Kansas City as 30-23 lead halfway by the fourth quarter. Every landing in that run was a Patrick Mahomes quick move throw to Kelce, who the Raiders appeared incapable of slowing down in these clutch conditions.
Las Vegas then drove 75 yards on seven performs to make it 30-29. Josh McDaniels determined to go for 2 factors to get the lead, however Josh Jacobs got here up inches wanting the purpose line on an inside speeding play.
The Raiders obtained another probability to take the lead, however Adams couldn’t fairly catch a move inbounds on third and 1 and the 4th and 1 play noticed Adams and Hunter Renfrow collide, thus resulting in an incompletion.
Las Vegas (1-4) is on a bye in Week 6. Kansas City (4-1) hosts the Bills subsequent week in one of many greatest video games of the 2022 season.
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