With three on Sunday, Kansas City now has 10 takeaways against AFC West opponents on the season, which are the second-most for any team vs. their own division in the NFL.
The Chiefs always seem to take the ball away in divisional matchups. Thornhill also stuffed a Raiders fourth-and-short play in the second quarter by tackling wide receiver Trevor Davis. Carr is now 2-10 in his career against Kansas City.
While rookie running back Josh Jacobs rushed for 104 yards on 17 carries, the Raiders quickly became a one-dimensional offense because of the Chiefs' big lead.
We'll start with the most recent game against the Raiders in which Mahomes went 15 of 29 for 175 yards and a touchdown while getting sacked once.
The Raiders (6-6) finally were able to score a touchdown, their first since 1:44 left in the second quarter in Week 11 against the Cincinnati Bengals, with 39 seconds left in the game.
Carr tried to fire a ball in to Tyrell Williams on a slant, but rookie safety Thornhill stepped in front and took it back to the house on a 46-yard interception return to make it 21-0.
For Chiefs fans, winning the game was good.
This is important moving forward because the Kansas City Chiefs can't win if Mahomes does all of the work. Patrick Mahomes didn't play up to his usual standards, throwing for 182 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Rookie running back Darwin Thompson drove for his first National Football League score from four yards out as Kansas City took over nine minutes off the clock.
In the type of play that simply doesn't occur very often, Ward picked up the blocked kick - courtesy of defensive end Tanoh Kpassagnon - and ran all the way to the other end zone to tally two points for Kansas City.