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Mahomes, Kelce rally Chiefs past Raiders

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Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) logged four touchdown catches in a win over the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday in Kansas City, Mo. File Photo by Kyle Rivas/UPI
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) logged four touchdown catches in a win over the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday in Kansas City, Mo. File Photo by Kyle Rivas/UPI | License Photo

Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Patrick Mahomes threw four touchdown passes to star tight end Travis Kelce and the Kansas City Chiefs rallied from a 17-point deficit to edge the Las Vegas Raiders for a division victory in the final NFL game of Week 5.

Mahomes completed 29 of 43 passes for 292 yards in the 30-29 win at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs totaled 29 first downs and converted 7 of 12 third-down attempts. Neither team logged a turnover in the AFC West matchup.

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"Doubt never seeped in with this group," Kelce told reporters. "That's because we've got a lot of veteran guys who know, when times get tough, we just rally and stick together."

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr threw a 58-yard touchdown pass to star wide receiver Davante Adams midway through the first quarter for a 7-0 edge. Running back Josh Jacobs capped off the Raiders' next 10-play, 69-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown run for a 14-0 lead.

Kicker Daniel Carlson made a 53-yard field goal on the next drive to push the Raiders lead to 17 points. The Chiefs offense then came alive.

Mahomes led an 11-play, 75-yard drive, capped off with a 1-yard touchdown to Kelce less than five minutes after the Carlson field goal.

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Carlson answered with a 50-yard kick on the next drive, but Chiefs kicker Matthew Wright responded with a 59-yard kick as time expired in the first half to cut the deficit to 10 points at the break.

The Chiefs went on a 12-play, 75-yard touchdown drive to start the second half. Mahomes threw a 4-yard strike to Kelce to end that possession with a score. He found Kelce for another 8-yard touchdown about six minutes later to give the Chiefs a 24-20 edge.

Carlson made a 57-yard field goal 55 seconds into the fourth quarter. Mahomes then led yet another 13-play, 75-yard drive, capped off with a 1-yard touchdown pass to Kelce. The Chiefs failed to complete a two-point conversion after that score, but led 30-23 with 7:25 remaining.

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The Raiders answered with a 7-play, 75-yard touchdown drive. Carr threw a 48-yard touchdown strike to Adams to end that drive. The Raiders then opted to go for a two-point conversion for a chance to take the lead, but failed on the attempt.

The Chiefs punted back on their next drive, but the Raiders turned the ball over on downs on their final possession.

Carr completed 19 of 30 passes for 241 yards and two scores in the loss. Raiders running back Josh Jacobs totaled 21 carries for 154 yards and a score.

The Chiefs (4-1) will host the Buffalo Bills (4-1) at 4:25 p.m. EDT Sunday in Kansas City. The Raiders (1-4) will get a Week 6 bye and host the Houston Texans at 4:05 p.m. Oct. 23 in Las Vegas.

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