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 18 of 24 pass attempts for 196 yards and a touchdown during Saturday's preseason contest against the Bears. He also added 11 yards on a pair of carries.
Mahomes spread the ball around to seven different receivers as he completed 75 percent of his attempts. He got his team on the board with a 19-yard touchdown connection to Kareem Hunt out of the backfield. Mahomes also led the team in rushing during his time on the field, though that has more to do with the ineffectiveness of the runners on the day against an underrated Bears front. The organization has to be thrilled about what it has seen out of its first-round draft pick from a year ago, as he's connected on 26 of 36 total passes for 334 yards, two touchdowns and one interception over the last two weeks. He's unlikely to play at all in the final exhibition contest, but looks ready for his first taste of life as a full-time starter in the regular season.
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 5-of-7 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.
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.
|9||11/4/18||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|11||11/19/18||@ LAR||8:15 pm|
|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||7||7||251||163||64.9||2223||8.86||75||22||5||8/31||34||8||114.0|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||1||1||7||10||1.4||5||0||0||0|
|2018||Kansas City Chiefs||7||7||28||120||4.3||23||2||1||11|
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|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2018||Kansas City Chiefs||7||5||0||0||5||0||0||5||0|