Raiders News: AFC West Week 4 Recap

Yesterday was important for the Las Vegas Raiders for several reasons. On the one hand, they got rid of the monkey and earned their first win of the season, but the Raiders also defeated a divisional foe in the Denver Broncos and gained ground in the AFC West. Unfortunately, Las Vegas couldn’t get more help as the rest of the division walked away with Ws.

Los Angeles Chargers 34 Houston Texans 24

Key statistics:

  • Justin Herbert: 27/39, 340 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INTs
  • Austin Ekeler: 19 total touches, 109 total yards, 3 total touchdowns
  • Mike Williams: 7 catches, 120 yards
  • Gerald Everett: 5 catches, 61 yards, 1 TD
  • Drue Tranquill: 11 total tackles, 1 QB hit
  • Khalil Mack: 2 total tackles, 1 sack, 1 TFL, 2 QB hits

This one was over before it started as the Chargers took a 27-7 halftime lead and finished with the rebound win they were looking for after being upset by the Jaguars last week. Herbert did his thing and was snappy without Keenan Allen once again, but Ekeler was the game’s MVP, entering the competition with zero touchdowns on the campaign and coming away with three. It wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows in Los Angeles yesterday, but according to reports, passing thrower Joey Bosa is set to miss 8-10 weeks with a groin injury.

Next game: at Browns (2-2)

Kansas City Chiefs 41 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31

Key statistics:

  • Patrick Mahomes: 23/37, 249 yards, 3 touchdowns, 1 INT, 4 carries, 34 rushing yards
  • Clyde Edwards-Helaire: 20 total touches, 94 total yards, 2 total touchdowns
  • Travis Kelce: 9 catches: 92 yards, 1 TD
  • Marquez Valdez-Scantling: 3 catches, 63 yards
  • Chris Jones: 1 total tackle, 1 QB hit
  • Nick Bolton: 8 total tackles, 1 TFL

As great as Sunday afternoon was for the Silver and Black, the evening wasn’t as heartwarming as the Chiefs looked really good on Sunday Night Football against the Bucs. They started with some luck on the opening kickoff to set up an easy touchdown and the game was over from then on. Mahomes is still drawing plays in the dirt and their offense put up a 40 burger against one of the best defenses in the NFL. Hopefully they ran out of gas and wasted it all this week…

Next game: MNF vs. Raiders (1-3)

AFC West standings

1. Kansas City 3-1

t-2. Los Angeles 2-2 (1 GB)

t-2. Denver 2-2 (1 GB)

4. Las Vegas 1-3 (2GB)

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