The Kansas City Chiefs seemed to get back on track in a big way on Sunday night as they dominated on both sides of the ball in an impressive victory over the Las Vegas Raiders.
Here are some quick notes about the game.
1. Patrick Mahomes was outstanding.
Mahomes turned in his best outing of the season on Sunday, completing 35-of-50 passes for 406 yards and five touchdowns. It marked the third game of Mahomes' career with 400+ passing yards and 5+ touchdowns, which are the most such performances through five career seasons in the Super Bowl Era. Additionally, only four players other than Mahomes have accomplished that feat since 2018, and Mahomes is the only signal caller to do it multiple times.
It was also the 30th game of Mahomes' career with 300 passing yards, moving him past Kurt Warner for the most 300-yard games through five seasons in league history. It's always worth mentioning, too, that Mahomes played in just one game during his rookie season.
2. Tyreek Hill hauled in a pair of touchdowns.
Two of Mahomes' touchdown strikes landed in the arms of Hill, who recorded his 12th career game with multiple receiving scores. The speedy Hill leads the NFL in that category since 2017 and is one of only 10 players to tally 12 or more such games through 84 career outings in the Super Bowl Era, joining Jerry Rice, Andre Rison, Rob Gronkowski, Dez Bryant, Antonio Freeman, Randy Moss, Terrell Owens, Odell Beckham and Jimmy Graham.
Hill currently leads the NFL in receptions (75) while ranking third in receiving touchdowns (8) and fourth in receiving yards (855).
3. Darrel Williams made some franchise history.
Williams was effective as both a rusher and a receiver, tallying 144 yards from scrimmage on the night. In fact, the veteran became the first tailback in franchise history to record 9+ catches, 100+ receiving yards and a receiving TD in a single game.
Overall, Williams is just the fifth running back in the NFL this season to top 100 receiving yards in a single game.
4. Travis Kelce was money all night long on third down.
Kelce was a monster throughout Sunday's game, catching eight passes for a team-leading 119 yards. He was particularly effective on third down, hauling in four grabs that moved the chains.
The All-Pro tight end now has 781 receiving yards against the Raiders since 2018, which are the most by any player against a single opponent in that span. Kelce's performance on Sunday marked his fifth-straight game with 90+ receiving yards against Las Vegas, matching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Rob Gronkowski for the longest such streak by a tight end against a single opponent in league history. Gronkowski's stretch took place against Pittsburgh.
5. The Chiefs scored on seven of their nine possessions.
Mahomes was sure to spread the ball around, too, outside of just Kelce, Hill and Williams. Nine different players caught a pass in Sunday's win, including rookie tight end Noah Gray, who tallied the first touchdown of his career midway through the third quarter. Wide receiver Byron Pringle also got involved late, catching a 22-yard touchdown strike from Mahomes that put an exclamation point on Sunday's victory.
In total, the Chiefs racked up 516 yards of total offense while converting 9-of-15 third down attempts.
6. Kansas City's defense was tremendous on third down.
The defense deserves immense credit for their performance on Sunday, especially for how they played on third down. Las Vegas converted just one third down opportunity in nine chances, garnering a net total of -3 yards across those chances.
Las Vegas managed just nine yards from scrimmage on third down (which doesn't account for yards lost), marking the lowest output for any team in a single game this season.
7. The Chiefs took the ball away twice.
Kansas City managed to force two turnovers in the game, as cornerback Rashad Fenton punched the ball free from wide receiver DeSean Jackson following a big play midway through the third quarter before safety Dan Sorensen picked off Raiders' quarterback Derek Carr a possession later.
The Chiefs turned those takeaways into 10 combined points, essentially putting the game away.
8. Jarran Reed and Derrick Nnadi each tallied sacks.
Reed tallied his first sack as a member of the Chiefs in Sunday's game, bringing down Carr on third down early in the game, before Nnadi punctuated Kansas City's defensive performance with a sack on third down late in the contest.
In terms of pressures, defensive lineman Chris Jones led Kansas City with five. Kansas City pressured Carr 14 times in the contest overall.
9. Coach Reid now owns the fifth-most regular-season wins in NFL history.
Reid continues to make history with every win, as he passed the legendary Curly Lambeau on Sunday night for the fifth-most regular season victories in NFL history (227). Only Don Shula (328), George Halas (318), Bill Belichick (285) and Tom Landry (250) recorded more wins at head coaches.
10. The Chiefs continued their dominance over the AFC West.
Sunday's victory was a continuation of Kansas City's historic trend of divisional dominance. The Chiefs are now 32-6 against the AFC West since 2015, which is the best mark in the NFL for any team against their own division during that span and three victories more than the next best team.
Additionally, the Chiefs have found unprecedented success in divisional road games under Mahomes.
It all added up to a massive victory on Sunday night, and now with a tilt against the Dallas Cowboys on deck, the Chiefs will look to keep things rolling next week at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.