NFL standings, Week 5: Chiefs stumble but stay atop AFC West

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - OCTOBER 11: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs takes the field prior to the game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium on October 11, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - OCTOBER 11: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs takes the field prior to the game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium on October 11, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /
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Here’s a look at the full NFL standings after the Chiefs first loss of the season.

The Kansas City Chiefs faced off against the Las Vegas Raiders and had their first stumble as they received their first loss of the season. Now, the only undefeated teams in the NFL are the Pittsburgh Steelers, Tennessee Titans, Green Bay Packers, and Seattle Seahawks.

The NFL continued to face a scare due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A week after the Titans and Steelers game was postponed, the Titans and Buffalo Bills game was postponed until Tuesday. This move prompted a shift in the Chiefs game against the Bills, which had previously been scheduled for Thursday. The game will now be played on Monday, and making it the third Monday night game the Chiefs are playing in four weeks.

The Denver Broncos also had to have their scheduled game against the New England Patriots postponed due to more Patriots’ positive COVID-19 tests. There was game was moved to next Sunday, and both teams had their bye weeks moved to this week. Because of all these schedule changes, the NFL had to change the schedule of several other teams, which have resulted in big changes to the NFL schedule. Six teams had to have their bye weeks moved.

Despite the chaos of the week, the Chiefs were able to play their game against the Raiders when it was originally scheduled. The Chiefs started strong and looked like they were en route to a blowout victory. However, the Raiders hung around and both teams were tied going into halftime.

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes had his worst game of the season, completing 22 of 43 passes for 340 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception. This was his first interception that he’s thrown all season. Meanwhile for the Raiders, quarterback Derek Carr had arguably his best game of the season, completing 22 of 31 passes for 3 touchdowns and 1 interception.

Neither team was unable to score in the third quarter until the Raiders scored a touchdown at the end of the quarter. The Raiders went on to a  16-0 run against the Chiefs, and the Chiefs were not able to recover until late in the fourth quarter. The Chiefs had a chance to stop the Raiders and get the ball back for a chance to tie the game, but the Raiders converted on a quarterback sneak and stunned the Chiefs to come out with a 40-32 victory.

Elsewhere in the AFC West, the Los Angeles Chargers faced off against the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football. The Chargers seem to have a legit quarterback in rookie Justin Herbert, as he had yet another solid performance. He threw 34 times for 20 completions, 264 yards, and 4 touchdowns.

The Chargers controlled the game for its majority, but the Saints mounted a late comeback and tied the game late in the fourth quarter. Justin Herbert led the Chargers downfield into field goal range, but kicker Michael Badgley doinked his 50-yard game winning attempt off the right upright and sent the game into overtime. The Saints scored a field goal and forced the Chargers into a turnover on downs to win the game 30-27.

Here’s a look at the full NFL standings:

AFC East

  1. Buffalo Bills 4-1-0
  2. New England Patriots 2-2-0
  3. Miami Dolphins 2-3-0
  4. New York Jets 0-5-0

AFC West

  1. Kansas City Chiefs 4-1-0
  2. Las Vegas Raiders 3-2-0
  3. Denver Broncos 1-3-0
  4. Los Angeles Chargers 1-4-0

AFC North

  1. Pittsburgh Steelers 4-0-0
  2. Baltimore Ravens 4-1-0
  3. Cleveland Browns 4-1-0
  4. Cicniantti Bengals 1-3-1

AFC South

  1. Tennessee Titans 4-0-0
  2. Indianapolis Colts 3-2-0
  3. Houston Texas 1-4-0
  4. Jacksonville Jaguars 1-4-0

NFC East

  1. Dallas Cowboys 2-3-0
  2. Philadephia Eagles 1-3-1
  3. Washington Football Team 1-4-0
  4. New York Giants 0-5-0

NFC West

  1. Seattle Seahawks 5-0-0
  2. Los Angeles Rams 4-1-0
  3. Arizona Cardinals 3-2-0
  4. San Francisco 49ers 2-3-0

NFC North

  1. Green Bay Packers 4-0-0
  2. Chicago Bears 4-1-0
  3. Detroit Lions 1-3-0
  4. Minnesota Vikings 1-4-0

NFC South

  1. New Orleans Saints 3-2-0
  2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3-2-0
  3. Carolina Panthers 3-2-0
  4. Atlanta Falcons 0-5-0

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