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.
Mahomes completed 23 of 32 passes for 375 yards, three touchdowns and an interception during Sunday's 37-21 win over Cleveland. He added 18 yards on two carries.
Facing off against one of the higher-ranked pass defenses in the league, Mahomes set a career high in passing yards and got things going in the middle of the first quarter with a 50-yard dump-off to Kareem Hunt for the game's first score. Mahomes has now thrown for 300 or more yards in eight consecutive games, one off Drew Brees' record, and has tossed three or more touchdowns in six of those games. He shows no signs of slowing down and, though a solid Arizona pass defense looms next Sunday, he should have no trouble as he has bested statistically better pass defenses in Denver, New England and Cleveland in recent weeks.
Mahomes completed 24 of 34 passes for 303 yards, four touchdowns and an interception during Sunday's 30-23 win over Denver.
Mahomes started and ended cold, but tore up the field in the second and third quarters, where he was particularly adept at finding Sammy Watkins and Travis Kelce on opponent mismatches. Late in the second quarter, for instance, he smartly found Watkins matched up on a linebacker and uncorked a 13-yard strike on an out-and-in for a touchdown. That chemistry might be important depending on the health of Tyreek Hill, who left the game with a groin injury. Mahomes did throw an ill-advised interception in the second half, his sixth in the past four games, and protecting the football will be important against a pesky Cleveland defense next Sunday. That said, Mahomes is producing at a level that is more than enough to make up for the occasional blip of mortality.
|Bye: Week 12|
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|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||1||1||35||22||62.9||284||8.11||51||0||1||2/15||2||1||76.4|
|2018||Kansas City Chiefs||10||10||345||231||67.0||3150||9.13||75||31||7||17/95||49||11||117.4|
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