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KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 30: Doug Martin #28 of the Oakland Raider pitches the ball on a reverse while in the grasp of Xavier Williams #98 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the first quarter of the game at Arrowhead Stadium on December 30, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Patrick Mahomes threw five touchdown passes and returned to his usual form after a surprisingly shaky stretch this season, and the Kansas City Chiefs moved into first place in the AFC West with a 41-14 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders. Mahomes and the Chiefs showed little resemblance to the team that overpowered the AFC the past three seasons over the first nine weeks. But they used a dominant performance over the Raiders on a day everyone else in the division lost to return to the top of the standings. Las Vegas has lost two straight.

Jackson fumbles chance to play hero’s role in Raiders debut

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Desean Jackson fumbled away his chance to be a major playmaker in his Las Vegas Raiders debut. Trailing 24-14 late in the third quarter on Sunday, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr stepped up in the pocket and fired the ball 40 yards downfield, targeting Jackson for the first time. But the 14-year veteran lost the ball when Chiefs defensive back Rashad Fenton jarred the ball loose. Kansas City answered with 17 straight points to close the game. Jackson will get another week to become acclimated with his new team without having to worry about travel or disruption before the Bengals arrive.