Drue Tranquill extension dreams and other overreactions to Chiefs vs Raiders

Let's close the Week 12 chapter with some overreactions, shall we?

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Everything feels right in the world.

Most of Chiefs Kingdom was still recovering from turkey-induced comas while the Kansas City Chiefs traveled to Nevada for another AFC West showdown. The Las Vegas Raiders, resurgent after interim head coach Antonio Pierce took the reigns last month, hosted their long-time rivals in Allegiant Stadium. New coach, rookie quarterback, new feel. However, it was the same old result for the Raiders as the Chiefs left Vegas winners, 31-17.

There are a ton of positives to take away from Sunday's game. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes looked like a two-time MVP, improving his career record against the Raiders to 10-1. He rebounded from an abysmal performance against the Philadelphia Eagles as he threw for 298 yards, 2 touchdowns, and no interceptions against the Raiders. The face of the franchise gave kudos back to his teammates for a great performance in Vegas.

“We executed better,” said Mahomes post-game. “We’ve shown that we can move the ball, but [we have had] penalties and drops — and me not getting it to the right guy at the right time... Little things like that have kind of stalled some of our drives. We got to it. [We] kind of went back to the fundamentals this week. We kept pressing and pushing — and we’re going to try to keep [that] going the rest of the season.”

That rest of the season is what Kansas City fans, and players, should be worried about. The team is still in the hunt for the AFC's top-seed, currently sitting behind the Baltimore Ravens for that spot. With multiple teams sitting at 8-3, the Chiefs have little room for error as the postseason approaches.

Let's close the Week 12 chapter with some overreactions, shall we?