The Raiders have every reason to be worried heading into the game on Monday night given the presence of Patrick Mahomes on the other side.
Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs are set to take on Las Vegas on Monday night, and for the Raiders, that is bad news. Why? Mahomes has been absolutely dominant against the silver and black so far in his career.
Kansas City’s star quarterback is 7-1 in his career against the Raiders, and he and the Chiefs have been able to put up some insane numbers along the way.
With Mahomes at QB, Kansas City is averaging 37.4 points per game and has an average winning margin of more than 22 points, outscoring the Raiders by a whopping 150 points, 299-149.
The Chiefs and Mahomes have put up 40 or more points four times against Oakland/Las Vegas, with their lowest score in a game still an impressive 28 points.
Mahomes himself has been dominant too. He has thrown for 2,546 yards with 22 touchdowns and only three interceptions – a TD/INT ratio of 7.33 – with a completion percentage of 64.98 and a rating of 112.4.
Mahomes’ yards and touchdowns against the Raiders are the most he has thrown against any one team, and including his two rushing touchdowns as well, Mahomes is averaging three touchdowns per game against Oak/LV and more than 318 YPG.
Mahomes has thrown for more than 400 yards twice against the Raiders, and has had four or more touchdowns in three games – the same number of total wins that Derek Carr has earned in his entire career against Kansas City.
The Raiders claim one stat of their own against Mahomes – they were the first team to beat him by more than seven points when they claimed a 40-32 win in 2020. It was a victory the Raiders were so impressed with that their team bus did laps around Arrowhead after the game, but it was a win that came at a price.
Kansas City has won all three games since that meeting, outscoring Las Vegas 124-54. Last season, in their first game at Arrowhead since that now infamous celebratory bus trip, the Chiefs torched the Raiders 48-9, Mahomes’ biggest win against LV in his career.
Mahomes was 20-24 with 258 yards and two touchdowns that day, earning a passer rating of 139.2 Four weeks prior, he threw for 406 yards and five touchdowns in a 41-14 victory over the Raiders in their own building.
Now, Las Vegas is getting ready to face a Chiefs offense that is coming off a stellar performance against a Tampa Bay defense regarded as one of the best in the NFL. And with no history of being able to slow down Mahomes and Kansas City whatsoever, the Raiders have every reason to be worried heading into the game on Monday night.