Chiefs clinch No. 1 seed with win over Raiders, Patrick Mahomes makes history

The Kansas City Chiefs(14-3) defeated the Las Vegas Raiders (6-11) Saturday at Allegiant Stadium to clinch the No. 1 seed in the AFC as Patrick Mahomes remained undefeated on the road against his division.

Mahomes, 27, is now 16-0 as a visitor against AFC West rivals. He also now owns the record for most total yards (passing, rushing and receiving) in a single season, surpassing Drew Brees, who held the title since 2011 with 5,562 from scrimmage.

Play of the year? Mahomes magic is unstoppable

Entering Week 18, Mahomes needed 430 yards to set the single-season passing record, but came up 100 yards short of moving past Peyton Manning (5,477 in 2013).

Clinching the No. 1 seed does not necessarily mean home-field advantage throughout the 2022 NFL playoffs for Kansas City.

If Chiefs meet the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship Game, the match would be played on neutral ground. Kansas City would have home-field advantage should they face any other team besides Buffalo at that stage in the postseason.

Patrick “Magic” Mahomes does it again

Mahomes finished the contest with 202 passing yards and a touchdown on 18-for-26 completions. He also rushed for 29 yards on three carries and did not record a single turnover.

His only TD pass was on the opening drive of the first quarter to Jerick McKinnon, a sneaky toss into the end zone that showed off more of Mahomes’ magic touch.

Chiefs backup quarterback Chad Henne played the final minutes of the match but did not throw a single pass. Travis Kelce only racked uo 38 yards on six catches.

The three other touchdowns scored by Kansas City were all on the ground courtesy of wide receiver Kadarius Toney and running backs Isiah Pacheco and Ronald Jones II.

Josh Jacobs secures rushing title

Raiders running back Josh Jacobs was held to just 45 rushing yards on 17 carries.

Jacobs, 24, still managed to secure the rushing title for the 2022 NFL season with 1,608 yards despite his team not reaching the playoffs.

Jarrett Stidham, who replaced Derek Carr at the quarterback position for Las Vegas, led the team in rushing against Kansas City with 50 yards on seven carries. He threw for 219 yards, a touchdown to receiver Hunter Renfrow and an interception on 22-for-36 completed passes.

Chiefs will not get to rest during the Wild Card Round before hosting the lowest remaining seed in the AFC for the Divisional Round.