As we continue to bask in the glory of the Las Vegas Raiders’ magnificent take down of the reigning — and previously unbeaten this season — Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs, let’s look at some key statistics that played a role in the 40-32 upset win in Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.
That’s the time that the Raiders had the ball in the second half. The offense did its job keeping the ball out of Patrick Mahomes’ hands and the defense did its job against Mahomes and stayed fresh.
That is how a 24-24 game at halftime became a 40-32 Raiders’ win.
The number of rushing yards backup running back Devontae Booker had on seven carries. He had a 43-yard run and made a huge conversion on third down. He was a quiet difference-maker Sunday.
59, 42, 33.5:
These are the per catch yardage averages by Raiders’ receivers Henry Ruggs III, Hunter Renfrow and Nelson Agholor. It was a day of big plays for the Raiders.
The Raiders blew up the Chiefs’ 13-game winning streak, handing them their first loss since Nov. 10, 2019, when they fell to the Tennessee Titans. The Raiders had also lost the last five games against KC heading into Sunday’s win, and had only beaten them twice in the Andy Reid era.
The amount of points the Chiefs ended up losing on penalties. This was gigantic.
The number of receivers Raiders’ quarterback Derek Carr connected with. When this happens, the Raiders usually win.
It’s been eight damn years since the Raiders left Kansas City happy.
It feels good, right?