In Sunday night’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders, the Kansas City Chiefs finally looked like the team everybody thought they’d be before the season started.

The Chiefs took down the Raiders 41-14 in Las Vegas, and Patrick Mahomes was particularly incredible. Mahomes completed 35-of-50 passes for 406 yards, five touchdowns, no interceptions, and a 127.6 passer rating.

This looked nothing like Mahomes and the Chiefs that we saw over the previous three weeks, when they lost to the Tennessee Titans (27-3) on the road, before squeaking by the New York Giants (20-17) and a Jordan Love-led Green Bay Packers team (13-7).

It remains to be seen if this is more like the Chiefs team we’ll see going forward, but it has to be a big confidence-booster for them- and a message to the rest of the NFL that this ability is absolutely still there. Additionally, even after their struggles, the Chiefs are still in first place in the AFC West at 6-4.

Here’s a sampling of how the NFL world reacted to the game:

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