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“Raiders Stun Chiefs in Christmas Day Upset: A Defensive Triumph and Mahomes’ Unprecedented Record Ends”

Raiders stun sloppy Chiefs for NFL Christmas Day win

The Las Vegas Raiders pulled off a surprising 20-14 upset against the Kansas City Chiefs on Christmas Day, eliminating the Chiefs from contention for the No. 1 seed in the AFC. Despite a lackluster offensive performance, the Raiders’ defense was the star, scoring two touchdowns on Chiefs turnovers. The Chiefs struggled from the start, with back-to-back three-and-outs and negative yards in the first quarter, reminiscent of the early 2004 Rams. A trick play involving running back Isiah Pacheco briefly showed promise for the Chiefs but resulted in costly mistakes, allowing the Raiders to take a 17-7 lead at halftime. The Chiefs’ attempts to rally in the third quarter were thwarted by the resilient Raiders’ defense, and injuries added to Kansas City’s woes. Despite Mahomes’ late touchdown pass, the Raiders secured the upset, leaving both interim head coach Antonio Pierce and Mahomes emotional. The loss marked the end of Mahomes’ 17-0 record in AFC West matchups after November 1 since 2019, signifying a challenging season for the previously dominant Chiefs.

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