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Oakland – The Raiders got off to a pretty good start until the second quarter.  That’s when reigning MVP, Patrick Mahomes took over.  Four touchdown passes later the Kansas City Chiefs 28-10 victory over Oakland was a tough loss.

“I tip my hat to the Chiefs,” said head coach Job Gruden.  “They made some great plays, a barrage of plays, in about a five-minute period.  It really turned this game around.”

The Raiders jumped to an early 10-0 lead in the first quarter.  On opening drive Derek Carr and his offense looked good moving the ball down field but the Chiefs defense held them to a field goal.  Daniel Carlson kicked a 28 yard field goal to make it a 3-0 game.

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Carr then connected with Tyrell Williams, who was smothered by Tyrann Mathieu.  A flag was thrown and Mathieu was called for pass interference for 43 yards.  That setup Carr’s 4-yard touchdown pass to Williams for the 10-0 lead.

By the second quarter, Mahomes went 12-for-17 passes to total 278 yards that included four touchdowns.  Going into the second, Kansas City had a total of 39 yards.  On the first play in the second quarter, Mahomes found DeMarcus Robinson for a 44-yard touchdown pass.   

“We ran into a buzz saw for about seven minutes today, and I credit the Chiefs,” Gruden said. “Mahomes can reset and throw the ball from any platform I’ve ever seen.  It’s a combination of a great young quarterback with a scheme that really suits him, and we have to do a better job as well.”

Mahomes went deep for a 42-yard touchdown pass to Mecole Hardman and also connected with Travis Kelce and Robinson again for a 27-yard and 39-yard touchdown.  Mahomes is the first player to throw for 278 yards or more in one quarter since Drew Brees 294 yards in 2008.  But there’s still one quarterback who holds the most touchdowns in one quarter.

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New England Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady set a record for the most touchdowns thrown in one quarter against the Tennessee Titans on Oct 18, 2009.  Brady’s five touchdowns set a record for most touchdowns thrown in quarter.  He finished the game with six touchdowns total.

“We were just hitting on the plays, said Mahomes.  “It was the same game plan, and we called the same plays.  We hit a lot of them in the second quarter, and we missed them in other parts of the game.  We had a great quarter.” 

The communication on defense broke down and that proved costly in the second.  By the second half, they were able to keep Kansas City off the board but the Raiders offense fell apart.  Carr had thrown two interceptions and fumbled the ball running out of bounds on a 10-yard scramble.  

The Raiders communication on defense broke down and that proved costly in the second.  By the second half, they were able to keep Kansas City off the board but Oakland’s offense fell apart.  Carr had thrown two interceptions and fumbled the ball running out of bounds on a 10-yard scramble. 

“I think it was just a communication thing,” said CB Lamarcus Joyner.  “I think the guys in this room, one, you look at the one-on-one matchups you want for the most part.  We had two plays that we gave to them by miscommunication.  Got a lot of new guys in the system, we just have to communicate and we’re going to get better.  That’s why you have us for 16 games.”

The Raiders also lost a few guys today, Special Teams player, Dwayne Harris inured his ankle and did not return.  Williams had to go to the locker room to receive a shot for his hip and Josh Jacobs was out for a bit.  But Benson Mayowa recorded his third sack of the season by taking down Mahomes for a loss of seven yards in the third quarter.

Mayowa has also recorded at least one sack and one forced fumble in consecutive games for the first time in his career.  Mayowa becomes the first Raiders player in franchise history to record at least one sack and one forced fumble in each of his first two games to start the season. 

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