Mahomes makes history, KC gets top seed with win

Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes on Sunday became the second quarterback in NFL history to pass for 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns in a season as the Chiefs bashed the Oakland Raiders 35-3 at Kansas City, Mo.The victory gave the Chiefs home-field advantage as the top seed in the AFC playoffs after going 12-4 and claiming their third consecutive West Division title.An 89-yard scoring bomb to Demarcus Robinson with 8:33 left in the third quarter was Mahomes’ 50th TD strike of the season and pushed the first-year starter past the 5,000-yard plateau. The only other quarterback to reach both milestones in the same season was Denver’s Peyton Manning in 2013.Mahomes punctuated his MVP candidacy with 281 yards against the Raiders, going 14 of 24 with two touchdowns and one interception. Tyreek Hill led the Kansas City receivers with five receptions for 101 yards and scored touchdowns on a 67-yard reception and 15-yard rush.Oakland finished 4-12 in Jon Gruden’s first season returning as coach. The Raiders were sidetracked by four turnovers on their first four possessions and fell to Kansas City for the eighth time in their last nine matchups.Quarterback Derek Carr passed for 185 yards, going 24 of 33 with two interceptions. He also lost a fumble and was sacked three times. Oakland running back Doug Martin topped all rushers with 100 yards on 21 carries.

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