The Las Vegas Raiders defense is having a hard time this season and it will have to find a way to stop quarterback Patrick Mahomes during Monday Night Football, on RDS.
The Raiders (1-3) have already allowed 13 touchdowns this season, including seven by air, and the task does not look any easier against the attack of the Chiefs of Kansas City (3-1).
Mahomes, who ranks seventh in the league with 1,106 passing yards, is tied for first with 11 passing touchdowns, alongside Detroit’s Jared Goff and Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson. He has 2,546 passing yards in eight career games against the Raiders, the most against any opponent in his career
“He’s getting more comfortable, he’s getting older, he’s getting wiser,” veteran Duron Harmon said of Mahomes. He knows where he wants to go with the ball. He does a good job of getting the ball out quickly. Even when he’s on the back, he knows where he wants to go with the ball. He’s a young quarterback who has continued to improve year after year, game after game. »
Despite going 7-1 against the Raiders, Mahomes expects a close battle.
“Both teams will try to play their best football,” Mahomes said. They have a great football team, their record – they don’t have the best record – but in every game they have been in the game or led the game at times. »