Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs can't overcome prolonged dry spell this time

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For the third time in four weeks, the offense of the Kansas City Chiefs looked out of sorts for a large chunk of the game, with quarterback Patrick Mahomes being pressured and his receivers unable to get consistent separation from coverage.

The difference on Sunday, was that the prolonged dry spell cost the Chiefs a victory.

“It caught up with us today,” Mahomes said after a 40-32 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium. “We’ve got to go back and really look at ourselves in the mirror … and not rely on these crazy plays where I’m scrambling around and throwing these shots and just execute the offense the way that it’s called and run the way it’s supposed to be run. If we do that, we’ll be a hard team to stop.”

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