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Las Vegas Raiders defense took a big step forward in Week 5

Oct 11, 2020; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Las Vegas Raiders strong safety Jeff Heath (38) runs the ball after intercepting during the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Las Vegas Raiders have one of the worst-ranked defenses in football, but they stepped up big time in the win against Kansas City.

Much of the talk heading into the Las Vegas Raiders Week 5 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs centered on stopping quarterback Patrick Mahomes. One of the best quarterbacks in the league since taking for Alex Smith in Kansas City, Mahomes is a guy who can score at will, and the Raiders went into that banged up on defense.