Las Vegas Raiders News: AFC West roundup
While the Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers patiently awaited their Monday Night Football game, the rest of AFC West was in action on Sunday. We expect it to be a close end-to-end division, especially with how everything went yesterday. Then again, the Raiders also have a chance to take the lead early on with a win tonight …
Patrick Mahomes, QB: 24/30, 278 yards, 5 TDs, 1 INT
Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB: 16 overall touchdowns, 114 total yards, 1 receiving touchdown
Tyreek Hill, WR: 11 catches, 182 yards, 3 touchdowns
Travis Kelce, TE: 4 catches, 23 yards
Daniel Sorenson, S: 9 total tackles
Tyran Mathieu, DB: 5 tackles in total, 1 TFL, 1 pass defended
The Chiefs offense was once again electric. Mahomes was throwing touchdown passes over, under, and basically any other arm lunge you can think of. Besides kneeling at the end of the game, their only interception was the only drive Kansas City didn’t score a touchdown on as they racked up 471 yards and 7.5 yards per game.
However, that was a whole different story for the Chiefs’ defense. Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts set a career-high passing yards with 387, and the Birds totaled 461 yards – 6.6 per game – as a team. Rookie wide receiver DeVonta Smith also had the best day of his young career, recording 7 catches for 122 yards and a long 37.
Kansas City have now allowed 125 points this season, which is the second-most in the league, and they will host Buffalo next week on Sunday Night Football, so things won’t be any easier for them going forward.
Teddy Bridgewater, QB: 7/16, 65 yards, 1 touchdown
Drew Lock, QB: 12/21, 113 yards, 0 TDs, 1 INT
Melvin Gordon, RB: 11 overall touchdowns, 67 total yards
Courtland Sutton, WR: 3 catches, 47 yards
Noah Fant, TE: 6 catches, 46 yards, 1 TD
Justin Simmons, S: 8 total tackles, 2 assists defended
Von Miller, EDGE: 5 total tackles, 0.5 sack, 1 TFL
Our eyes did not deceive us. For the first team this season, Denver faced an opponent who had won before the game, and for the first time this season, Denver lost.
The Broncos offense struggled to get a lot going against the Ravens. They scored 148 yards coming back to pass, giving up five sacks and losing starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to a concussion.
Denver has had some success on the field, however, rushing for 106 yards and 6.2 yards per carry as a team. Admittedly, that’s a bit of a dumb point considering they only scored seven points and played from behind for the majority of the game, so Baltimore was surely more than happy to drop a few rushes and cut the game short. .
However, the Broncos’ defense looked strong given they weren’t getting much help from the other side of the ball. They sacked Lamar Jackson three times and limited the Ravens’ rushed offense to just 3.4 yards per carry, 2.3 yards below the Baltimore team’s season average.
Denver will travel to Pittsburgh next week to face the now 1-3 Steelers.
In the links of other Raiders:
- Chargers out of order from LB: Second-year Kenneth Murray was added late to the injury report this week after rolling his ankle in Saturday practice. He is ruled out for tonight’s game.
- Denzel Perryman gives a scout report on the former team: “I think of Keenan as a quick, nervous guy, a playmaker. Obviously Mike is a playmaker too, but Mike is more of a jump ball type, a deep ball type, and Keenan is all over the place. It’s going to be a challenge. As far as defense goes, we have to do our job and play as one, ”the linebacker said of the Chargers.
- Josh Jacobs doubtful: The backstroke is going to be a “game time decision,” according to Jon Gruden.
- Historical anniversary: Yesterday was the 32nd anniversary of Art Shell’s debut as head coach of the Raiders and the first African-American head coach of the modern era. Discover his video of Al Davis talk about hiring Shell regardless of race.