Chiefs break out of slump, hang 41 on Raiders

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LAS VEGAS — The Kansas City Chiefs located their offensive might on Sunday night in their most important game of the season.

Patrick Mahomes threw for 406 yards and five touchdown passes as the Chiefs busted out of their offensive slump in a big way. Their point total in a 41-14 win over the Las Vegas Raiders was their highest since scoring 42 in a Week 4 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Chiefs are 6-4 and alone in first place in the AFC West for the first time this season.

The scoring outburst was unexpected, given the Chiefs had scored 36 points total in their previous three games. The surprise wasn’t just the point total but how the Chiefs got there. Mahomes completed three passes of at least 30 yards to three different receivers — tight end Travis Kelce, wide receiver Tyreek Hill and running back Darrel Williams.

The throw to Williams was for 38 yards and a touchdown that put the Chiefs ahead 34-14 early in the fourth quarter.

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