Reigning Super Bowl champions Kansas City Chiefs are currently set to defend their title in 2020. Patrick Mahomes and his band of speedsters are sitting comfortably at the summit of the AFC West Division table above Jon Gruden’s Las Vegas Raiders.
The Chiefs are currently on an 8-1 record heading into Week 11. Franchise quarterback Patrick Mahomes is once again in contention for the NFL MVP award after a stellar showing over the last 10 weeks.
Mahomes has thrown for 2,600+ yards with 25 passing touchdowns against just 1 interception in 2020. Their only loss this season has come at the hands of Derek Carr and the Raiders in Week 5. Will Mahomes and the Chiefs get payback this Sunday?
Speaking ahead of their crucial Week 11 encounter, 2018 NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes talked up this weekend’s game against the Raiders.
He said, “Any time you lose to anyone, the next time you play them you want to win the football game. We’ll be ready to go, I promise you that. … We don’t like losing to teams twice, so we’ll have the right mindset.
“If you’re not ready to go in this game, playing a divisional opponent, playing against a good football team and you know it’s going to mean a lot going toward the AFC West standings, then you’re not in the right sport.
“For me, it’s just as important as any other game in the division, no matter if they took a victory lap or not. They came out and won the football game.
“We’ll have to do a better job of that this time and know that we’re playing against a good opponent and know that we’re going to have to give it our best shot if we’re going to come out with a win,” Mahomes told ESPN earlier this week.
Apart from Mahomes, the likes of Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, and rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire have been impressive for the Chiefs this season. Even recruit Le’Veon Bell has been productive over the last two weeks.
However, the Chiefs will need to put up a collective front if they intend on beating their divisional rivals on Sunday.