Wins are always good, but wins against the Las Vegas Raiders are great.
On Sunday night the Kansas City Chiefs returned to form against their division rival by taking the poor Raiders to task and thoroughly dominating them in nearly all phases of the game. It was glorious.
But there was something different about this game. For the first time all season, the Chiefs looked like they were actually having fun.
For the first nine weeks of the season, the Chiefs just looked out of it. It was more than just a slump, they looked miserable. Dropped passes, interceptions, fumbles, terrible defense, and a missing offense. Sure, they were eeking out wins against inferior opponents, but even those seemed hard.
Not last night. Not against the Raiders, who, according to the SNF telecast, have been routinely decimated by the Chiefs for the better part of 30 years. No, last night the Chiefs came out and silenced the doubters—all of them. And they had fun doing it.
Patrick Mahomes threw a whopping 5 touchdowns and had over 400 yards passing. Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce woke up from their autumnal slumbers. Tommy Townsend became the second-best quarterback on the field with a fake punt while up 20. Think about that. Up 20 and clearly dominating.
Fun. That’s what it was. Just total fun. From the Creed Humphrey flop…
to whatever this was:
And you know what the real icing on the cake was? Dirty Dan Sorenson even got an interception. I busted out laughing when that happened. It was just all too good. The Chiefs claimed Allegiant Stadium as Arrowhead West (Sorry, GEHA Field at Arrowhead West) and they woke up in first place of the division Monday morning.
I think this is only the beginning of what is going to be a fun second half of the season for the Chiefs. The defense is playing stellar, and the offense just came back from the dead. Fun fact: the Chiefs were also 6-4 at this point in the season just two years ago. We all know how that ended.
Oh yeah, it’s all coming together.