Patrick Mahomes lost to the Las Vegas Raiders for the first time in his NFL career, and the Kansas City Chiefs’ five-game win streak against the Raiders was snapped after a 40-32 loss Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.
The Raiders had lost seven straight at Arrowhead before Sunday, last winning there in 2012. It was also the Chiefs’ first loss since Week 10 of the 2019 season.
The last time the Raiders scored 40 or more points against the Chiefs? It was on Nov. 5, 2000 — and yes, Jon Gruden was in his first Raiders coaching tenure then. He was 0-4 against them since returning to the team prior to the 2018 season.
The Chiefs dropped to
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – The past few days have gone exactly as Cam Newton expected them to inside the Patriots’ team facility after his first loss as New England’s starting quarterback.
“It wasn’t a lot of smiling going on. Still not a lot of smiling going on,” Newton said Thursday.
Though he insisted there was no subliminal message in him wearing a “happily miserable” T-shirt during his video conference with reporters, it’s clear Newton is quickly embracing a culture in which only winning is worthy of praise for a franchise with six Lombardi Trophies.
“We’re in Week 2. This is the NFL. We’re 1-1. I wouldn’t be overly jolly about our record or where we stand right now. That’s just honest,” he said.
Still, while there were a lot of questions surrounding the Patriots’ prospects this season following the departure of Tom Brady, Newton’s play over the first two games
Derek Carr threw for three touchdowns as the Las Vegas Raiders opened their new era in Nevada with a 34-24 win over the New Orleans Saints on Monday.
The Raiders, who relocated to the desert gambling haven from Oakland at the end of last season, made it a home debut to remember as they roughed up the Saints, tipped as possible Super Bowl contenders.
Raiders quarterback Carr finished with 282 passing yards with 28 completions from 38 attempts with no interceptions. Saints counterpart Drew Brees had 312 yards for one touchdown and one interception.
It marked the first Raiders game in their new gleaming $1.9-billion Allegiant Stadium, the black, spaceship-like stadium nicknamed “The Death Star” that sits in the heart of Las Vegas.
No fans were on hand to witness the Raiders victory, however. The Raiders, like most NFL teams this season, are not allowing fans into their stadium because
The Raiders begin a new era Monday night at Allegiant Stadium.
After calling the Coliseum home for the past 25 years, the $1.9 billion facility made possible through a Nevada hotel tax will be on a national stage with the New Orleans Saints 5 1/2-point favorites to hang a loss on the Raiders in an empty stadium.
Raiders coach Jon Gruden, whose team held two practices at the new digs, believes the novelty has worn off.
“We’ve been there twice. It’s not like it’s the first time we have seen it,” Gruden said Saturday in a Zoom teleconference. “We know what a great place it is and understand the responsibility of playing here. I’m not going to be real deep and overly philosophical. We’ve got to play a hell of a football team coming in here and that’s got to be where our focus is — the Saints.”