Mahomes completed 24 of 38 passes for 314 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in a 38-27 win over the 49ers on Sunday. He also rushed five times for seven yards and fumbled once but recovered. Mahomes demonstrated his versatility in Sunday's contest, as he racked up yet another impressive yardage total without relying on Tyreek Hill. The speedster only logged two receptions for 51 yards and was kept out of the end zone, but Mahomes simply turned to Travis Kelce and Sammy Watkins, connecting with the duo on 13 occasions for 169 yards and a score (to Watkins). The second-year signal-caller hit nine different pass catchers overall, and he now has a jaw-dropping 13:0 TD:INT through three games. Mahomes will look to keep up his unprecedented pace in a Week 4 matchup with the Broncos on Monday Night Football.
Mahomes racked up 326 yards and six touchdowns on 23 of 28 passing during Sunday's 42-37 win over the Steelers. He added 18 yards on five carries. Mahomes started red hot, finding Chris Conley and Travis Kelce up the seams for two early touchdowns. He showed that he is human by slowing off that otherworldly pace a little bit as the game wore on, but Mahomes still looks like an absolute star to start his career. We're only two games in, but Mahomes' touchdown rate of 18.2 percent is over twice that of Carson Wentz's league-leading rate of 7.5 percent in 2017. Mahomes looks like he can only be contained, not stopped, in Andy Reid's offense.
Mahomes completed eight of 12 passes for 138 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Friday's preseason game against the Falcons. The Kansas City offense was having a rough night until Mahomes unleashed a gorgeous deep ball to Tyreek Hill for a 69-yard touchdown with 17 seconds remaining in the first half. Hill, Travis Kelce and Kareem Hunt accounted for nine targets and all of Mahomes' passing yards, while Sammy Watkins accounted for the other three targets without catching a pass. The interception came on a throw to Watkins, though the blame for the play lands squarely on Mahomes' shoulders. The Chiefs could give their starters even more playing time in the third week of the preseason, perhaps emphasizing the struggling Mahomes-Watkins connection in a matchup with the Bears. Even if the new guy continues to have issues, the Hill-Kelce-Hunt trio ensures Mahomes will have plenty of pass-catching talent at his disposal.
Coach Andy Reid relayed Tuesday that Mahomes will play the first half of Friday's exhibition game against the Falcons, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports. Mahomes, who will be working with the team's first-team offense in the game, should thus be in line for an uptick in attempts and yardage after completing five of seven passes for 33 yards in limited action in the Chiefs' preseason opener. The 2017 first-rounder is locked in as his team's franchise QB, following the offseason departure of Alex Smith. Though Kansas City's 2018 offense should feature a healthy dose of running back Kareem Hunt, Mahomes has the arm strength and weapons (notably Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins and Travis Kelce) to make a notable fantasy impact in his first year as a pro starter.
Mahomes completed five of seven passes for 33 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in the Chiefs' 17-10 preseason loss to the Texans on Thursday. The promising second-year quarterback saw limited action as expected in the preseason opener, taking a seat after two drives. However, Mahomes got plenty of important work done on those possessions, hooking up with Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce and Kareem Hunt, three players whose play figures to be key to Mahomes' success in his first year under center. Having gotten a modest taste of live action Thursday, Mahomes figures to see notably more work when the Chiefs take on the Falcons a week from Friday in their second preseason game.
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|11||11/20||@Los Angeles Rams||1||9.33|
|15||12/14||Los Angeles Chargers||26||27.00|
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