The Kansas City Chiefs confidently and safely secured first place in the AFC. The team around quarterback superstar Patrick Mahomes scored their 14th win of the season (with only three defeats) at 31:13 at the Las Vegas Raiders on Saturday.
This means that the Chiefs can no longer be pushed out of first place before the remaining games.
Home right en route to the Super Bowl
This not only means no play in the Wild Card Round, but also home rights on the way to the Super Bowl on the night of February 12th to 13th, 2023 (German time) at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
For the Raiders around the German fullback Jakob Johnson, it was the eleventh bankruptcy of the season with six wins. The playoffs had long been a thing for the team.
The Chiefs never left any doubt in Vegas who would walk away victorious. Mahomes threw for 202 yards and a touchdown.
Patrick Mahomes: No record
However, he was unable to break Peyton Manning’s all-time record for passing yards, which still stands at 5,477 yards. Mahomes ends the regular season with 5,250 yards.
For the Raiders, quarterback Jarrett Stidham had 219 yards, a touchdown, but also an interception on his second start as a starter. He ran for another 50 yards.
Josh Jacobs runs for his dad
Touching side story: Josh Jacobs has had a busy week.
The Raiders’ running back was on the pitch against the Chiefs – although his father is still in intensive care after emergency heart surgery.
But Marty Jacobs told his hesitant son to play the Chiefs anyway and he’d be watching the game from the hospital in Tulsa. Because Jacobs shouldn’t be able to take the rushing title anymore, he came up with 45 yards and is now the undisputed leader with 1,653 yards.