Patrick Mahomes, quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, led his side’s brilliant show against the Las Vegas Raiders at the Allegiant Stadium on Saturday. The AFC West giants led 30-6 at one point in the fourth quarter and fans urged Kansas to take Mahomes off-field, keeping him away from any injury.
“KC is up 18 in the 4th quarter. Why are they playing Mahomes and other starters??” a Twitter user said.
“Not sure why Mahomes is in at this point,” another one added.
“Why is mahomes still in this game lol,” a third one tweeted.
The Kansas City Chiefs recorded a 31-13 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders in the regular season finale. The team left no doubts about locking up the number 1 seed in the AFC playoffs. They will have a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs and a home-field advantage throughout the postseason.
Patrick Mahomes ended with 231 combines yards in the game, giving him the most total yards in a season in NFL history. He surpassed Brew Brees’ record of 5,562 yards, finishing the season with 5,614 total yards. Mahomes went 18 of 26 for 202 passing yards with a touchdown pass, finishing with 5,250 passing yards and 41 touchdowns on the season. Travis Kelce ended with 6 catches for 38 yards, giving him 110 catches for 1,338 yards on the year.
The team got going early with a 67-yard pass from Mahomes from Justin Watson on the second play of the game. Mahomes found McKinnon for the two-yard score a few plays later to give Kansas City a lead of 7-0 just 2.02 into the game. With their red zone success, the Chiefs would not have been able to pull off such a dominant victory against the Raiders. In this game, Kansas City was 4 of 5 in the red zone, scoring four touchdowns and never letting the outcome slip away.