Mahomes completed 22 of 36 pass attempts for 352 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's 43-40 loss to New England. It was a tale of two halves for the young gunslinger, who entered halftime with two interceptions and a 15-point deficit in a tough road environment. While the Chiefs narrowly missed a comeback victory, Mahomes turned his fantasy performance around with four second-half touchdowns, three of them to Tyreek Hill. The 23-year-old experienced sustained adversity for the first time in his career after being stifled and picked off twice by the Jags' vaunted defense last week, but the resilience he displayed Sunday is a great sign for the Chiefs and fantasy owners that this simply isn't a "hot start." Mahomes will look to get Kansas City back into the win column in another primetime matchup against the Bengals on Sunday.
Mahomes completed 22 of 38 passes for 313 yards and two interceptions during Sunday's 30-14 win over the Jaguars. He added 13 yards and a touchdown on four carries. We finally got our first glimpse of what it looks like when Mahomes isn't firing on all cylinders in the passing game. The result wasn't much different. The second-year passer slipped out of the pocket in the first quarter and dove for a four-yard score -- his second rushing touchdown in as many games. Everyone outside of Kansas City is waiting for Mahomes to crash back down to earth. He showed some signs of that on Sunday, but, as a big-play threat both with his arm and his legs in Andy Reid's creative offense, he only needs a few opportunities to have himself a day. Bill Belichick's middle-of-the-road Patriots pass defense awaits in a Week 6 Sunday night showdown.
Mahomes completed 28 of 45 passes for 304 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 27-23 win over the Broncos. He also rushed three times for seven yards and another score. Mahomes' electric start to the season continued with another impressive performance. While his numbers weren't as gaudy as weeks prior, the second-year quarterback still led his team to a come-from-behind victory with numerous highlight throws, including one with his left hand. However, his first touchdown came thanks to his legs, as he ran in from eight yards during the second quarter. Although he didn't gain any more yards on the ground subsequently, Mahomes used his athleticism to extend several plays and do significant damage throwing from outside the pocket, paving the way for another 300-plus yard performance. Following his biggest test yet, Mahomes has a daunting showdown against the vaunted Jaguars defense at home Week 5.
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.
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