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Mahomes, Kelce connect for 3 TDs; Dallas dominates Minnesota

by The Associated Press | November 22, 2022 at 4:00 a.m.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) -- Patrick Mahomes connected with Travis Kelce for their third touchdown of the game with 31 seconds remaining, and the Kansas City Chiefs rallied past the Los Angeles Chargers 30-27 on Sunday night to stay atop the AFC.

Mahomes hit Kelce on a short crossing route that Kelce took to the end zone for a 17-yard touchdown, concluding a six-play, 75-yard drive that took just 1:15. The Chargers had pulled ahead 27-23 on Justin Herbert's 6-yard touchdown pass to Joshua Palmer with 1:46 left.

Herbert and the Chargers had one final chance, but Nick Bolton intercepted a deflected pass to seal it for the Chiefs (8-2), who swept the season series from Los Angeles (5-5) and took a three-game lead in the AFC West.

With a one-game lead over four teams in the conference, Kansas City is in position to claim home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

Mahomes completed 20 of 34 passes for 329 yards without two of his top receivers. He still had Kelce, who had six catches for 115 yards. Chiefs rookie Isiah Pacheco rushed for a career-high 107 yards.

Herbert went 23 of 30 for 280 yards and two touchdowns, both to Palmer, who had eight receptions for 106 yards.


Tony Pollard had two touchdown catches and a career-high 189 yards from scrimmage, and Dallas sacked Kirk Cousins a career-most seven times while ending Minnesota's seven-game winning streak.

Dak Prescott was flawless at quarterback, Ezekiel Elliott rushed for two scores in his return from injury and Brett Maher made four field goals -- including a 60-yarder to end the first half. The Cowboys (7-3) didn't punt until their eighth possession, and the defense was just as good.

Micah Parsons and Dorance Armstrong had two sacks apiece in the fifth-largest loss ever for the Vikings -- and the biggest road win in Cowboys history.

Others scores from other NFL included Patriots 10, Jets 3; Bills 31, Browns 23; Eagles 17, Colts 16; Lions 31, Giants 18; Raiders 22, Broncos 16, OT; Falcons 27, Bears 24; Ravens 13, Panthers 3; Bengals 37, Steelers 30; Saints 27, Rams 20; and Commanders 23, Texans 10.

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