Mahomes completed 35 of 53 attempts for 377 yards, two touchdowns and one interception during Sunday's 27-24 win against the Ravens.
Trotting onto the field facing a touchdown deficit with 4:04 remaining in regulation against the Ravens, Mahomes was entrusted with a golden opportunity to further bolster his already sterling MVP resume. With help from a miraculous cross-field throw to Tyreek HIll that yielded 48 yards, Mahomes led his team downfield to tie the score at 24 late in the fourth quarter, as the Chiefs eventually prevailed over Baltimore with an overtime field goal. Mahomes has been ridiculously productive from the jump this season, but he's rattled off eight straight games with multiple passing touchdowns and at least 249 passing yards (averaging 348.4 passing YPG, with five performances of four or more touchdowns over that span). In Week 15 he and Kansas City take on a Chargers defense that ranks top 10 in both passing yards allowed per game (230.9) and interceptions forced (12).
Mahomes completed 23 of 38 passes for 295 yards and four touchdowns, adding nine rushes for 52 yards during Sunday's 40-33 win against the Raiders.
The second-year quarterback continues to play an ungodly level, with 853 offensive yards and 10 touchdowns over Kansas City's past two games following a slight hiccup in Week 10 (career-low 249 passing yards against Arizona). Peyton Manning's all-time single-season mark of 55 touchdown passes remains within reach, as Mahomes finds himself on pace for 54.7 with games remaining against the Ravens, Chargers, Seahawks and Raiders (Ravens and Chargers both rank top 10 against the pass, Seahawks and Raiders rank 13th and 14th, respectively). The hope for invested fantasy GMs is that the Texans and Patriots continue to push Kansas City for home-field advantage in the AFC, keeping Mahomes active throughout the fantasy playoffs. His upcoming matchup against Baltimore is the toughest remaining on the slate, with the Ravens allowing just 194.4 passing yards per game (second-fewest in the NFL).
Mahomes completed 33 of 46 passes for 478 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions in Monday night's 54-51 loss to the Rams. He also rushed six times for 28 yards and lost two fumbles.
Mahomes reveled in Monday's shootout atmosphere, setting a new career high in passing yards while tossing six touchdowns for the second time this season. While that put Kansas City in position to pull out a dramatic victory, his turnovers ultimately proved costly, as he had a second-quarter fumble and a third-quarter interception returned for touchdowns. Then, with the Chiefs needing him to muster some magic late, he threw picks on the team's final two offensive possessions. Overall, the nature of the contest resulted in a career-worst five turnovers, yet the gunslinger's jaw-dropping skills were still on display plenty as well.
There's little doubt that Mahomes will be available for Monday night's game against the Rams, but his presence on his team's injury report is not entirely surprising, on the heels of absorbing five sacks versus the Cardinals in Week 10. Given that the Chiefs and Rams are the NFL's second and third-highest scoring teams to date, there's shootout potential in a compelling Monday Night Football matchup featuring two 9-1 teams.
Mahomes got knocked around a bit more than usual, taking five sacks and seven official hits overall. He was also playing without the benefit of his No. 2 receiver in Sammy Watkins (foot), but he still found a way to play a mistake-free game despite the adversity, snapping an unsightly five-game interception streak in the process. Mahomes connected with Tyreek Hill for both of his touchdown passes, finding the speedster for a 37-yard scoring connection in the first quarter before capping off a nine-play, 73-yard march in the second with a 14-yard touchdown throw to him over the middle. Mahomes still averaged an impressive 8.9 yards per attempt despite working with a short-handed receiving corps and has now thrown multiple touchdowns in five straight games. He'll look to continue his stellar sophomore campaign in a highly anticipated Week 11 Monday night showdown against the Rams in Mexico City.
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|2018||Kansas City Chiefs||13||13||482||322||66.8||4300||8.92||75||43||11||23/155||66||13||115.2|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||1||1||7||10||1.4||5||0||0||0|
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|2018||Kansas City Chiefs||13||8||2||0||5||0||0||5||0|