Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes just soared to the top of the MVP conversation Sunday night. With 1:43 seconds left on the fourth quarter and down 31-28 to bitter rivals the Las Vegas Raiders, the reigning world champion orchestrated an impressive game-winning drive to take down their AFC West opponents 35-31 at Allegiant Stadium.
Check out the 22-yard walk-off score below. The ball landed cleanly into tight end Travis Kelce’s hands, without so much a Raiders defender guarding the five-time Pro Bowler.
Las Vegas had played a pretty impressive game on both sides of the ball up and until that moment, could have handed the Chiefs a season sweep. However, they don’t call him Showtime for nothing and under the primetime pressure, No. 15 undoubtedly lived up to his name.
According to ESPN reporter Adam Teicher, it was also the Texas native’s first career go-ahead touchdown, which is a definite surprise. But when you consider how often the Chiefs obliterate their opponents, it doesn’t seem that shocking after all.
With 28 seconds left on the clock, Raiders QB Derek Carr had just enough enough time to upstage his foes and become the hero of the night. Unfortunately, his final pass of the game resulted in an interception by none other than Daniel “Dirty Dan” Sorensen.
With the 35-31 victory, the Chiefs maintain control of the AFC West and head coach Andy Reid moves to 19-3 coming off of a bye week. Let’s see if they’ll do a victory lap stunt of their own before leaving Sin City Monday morning.
MVPat Chants Ring Through Twitter
Like clockwork, Twitter went ablaze shouting the 25-year-old praises, with many claiming Mahomes should be the unanimous MVP winner at the end of the regular season. Check out some of the best reactions from NBA players, former Chiefs athletes and analysts below.
We’ve said it plenty of times before and we’ll gladly repeat ourselves again: It’s really Patrick Mahomes’ world and we’re just living in it.