The Kansas City Chiefs won a thriller on Sunday night as quarterback Patrick Mahomes led a go-ahead touchdown drive in the closing seconds of the game.
Here are 10 quick notes and facts about the victory.
1. Mahomes was at his best on the Chiefs’ final drive.
With just one minute and 43 seconds remaining in the game, the Chiefs covered 75 yards in seven plays to re-claim the lead. Mahomes completed 6-of-7 passes for all 75 yards on that drive, finding tight end Travis Kelce for a 22-yard touchdown with just 34 seconds left on the clock.
That was the 1st go-ahead Pass TD in the final 2 minutes of regulation in Cheap Patrick Mahomes Jersey career.
The Chiefs haven’t lost twice to the same team in the regular season since 2014 (Broncos). pic.twitter.com/Pc6mUJQvlS
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 23, 2020
It was a fitting conclusion to yet another stellar performance by Mahomes, who tallied 348 passing yards and two touchdowns in the contest. In fact, Mahomes has been on a particularly impressive run of late when it comes to piling up statistics through the air.
Here’s a look at Patrick Mahomes’ numbers in his last three games:
— Matt McMullen (@KCChiefs_Matt) November 23, 2020
Mahomes also notched his 23rd career outing with at least 300 yards passing, moving past Dan Marino for the second-most such games through four career seasons in NFL history. What makes that figure all the more remarkable is that Mahomes played in just one game his rookie season.
In short, Mahomes continues to compile the best start to a career in NFL history.
Patrick Mahomes through 41 career starts:
NFL All-time rank
12,447 pass yds 1st
103 pass TD 1st
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2. Kelce put together a great game.
The game-winning touchdown grab punctuated a big night for Kelce, who hauled in eight catches for 127 yards. It marked Kelce’s third-straight game with at least 100 yards through the air, and now with 23 100-yard games for his career, Kelce owns the fourth-most 100-yard performances by a tight end in NFL history. Only Cheap Tony Gonzalez Jersey (31), Rob Gronkowski (28) and Kellen Winslow (24) tallied more.
Additionally, Kelce now has the second-most receiving yards (7,361) in franchise history behind only Gonzalez. He also continues to catch the football at a historic rate.
With a 4th-quarter reception, Cheap Travis Kelce Jersey reached 571 for his career, surpassing Tony Gonzalez’s 570 for 2nd-most by a TE in his first 8 seasons
Next up? A tight end on the sideline across from Kelce tonight: Jason Witten, who had 617 rec from 2003-2010
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) November 23, 2020
3. Cheap Tyreek Hill Jersey was clutch throughout the contest.
The speedy Hill matched a career-high with 11 catches in the game, picking up 102 yards and a touchdown. It’s also worth mentioning that three of those catches moved the chains on either third or fourth down.
Hill found the end zone through the air for the 10th time this season and has now scored in nine of Kansas City’s 10 games. He’s the only player to score a touchdown in nine games this year and the first to find the end zone that many times through 10 contests since Antonio Brown and Todd Gurley did so back in 2018.
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4. Cheap Clyde Edwards-Helaire Jersey put together a strong performance.
Edwards-Helaire picked up 77 yards on 15 touches and found the end zone twice in Sunday’s victory, ripping off touchdown runs of three and 14 yards. According to the folks at Pro Football Focus, Edwards-Helaire tallied 40 of his 69 rushing yards after contact.
Edwards-Helaire just kept on fighting for the TD 6⃣@Clydro_22 @Chiefs
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— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) November 23, 2020
Edwards-Helaire currently ranks second in the NFL among rookies in scrimmage yards (887) and is averaging more than five yards-per-touch on the year.
5. The Chiefs tallied a ton of first downs.
Kansas City racked up 36 first downs in the game, matching the franchise record that was set way back in 2004. They were also the most by any team in a single game this season. The Chiefs tallied 10 first downs by rushing, 22 by passing and four by penalty.
Those first downs were the result of some long drives by the Kansas City offense, as the Chiefs amassed a 14-play touchdown drive on their opening possession and a 16-play scoring series to begin the second half. For context, the Chiefs had only put together one touchdown drive of at least 14 plays all season coming into Sunday night’s game.
6. Kansas City continued its historic stretch of offensive consistency.
With 35 points on the night, the Chiefs once again scored at least 23 points for the 24th straight game – extending their NFL record. Kansas City has topped the 23-point mark in 46 of its last 47 games.
It also marked the fifth time in their last six games that the Chiefs recorded at least 395 yards of offense. Kansas City has topped that mark seven times this season, matching Arizona for the most such performances in the NFL this year.
7. The Chiefs now have a three-game lead in the AFC West.
Sunday’s victory means that the Chiefs now own a three-game lead in the division with six games left in the regular season as Kansas City closes in on a fifth-straight AFC West title.
The Chiefs have now won 30 of their last 33 games against divisional opponents.
8. Coach Reid is the best in the business following the bye week.
It’s one of the best-known stats in Chiefs Kingdom, and for good reason. Nobody is better after the bye week than Coach Reid, and he demonstrated that yet again on Sunday.
Reid is now 19-3 in his career following the bye, and furthermore, the future Pro Football Hall of Fame coach is 18-3 when facing a team for the second time in a season since 2015.
9. The Chiefs won on the road yet again.
Kansas City is nearing a franchise record with its success on the road, as Sunday’s win marked the Chiefs’ eighth-straight road victory – the second-most in franchise history. They’re outscoring the opposition by an average of 11.8 points in those wins.
The Chiefs will have a shot to match the franchise record next week against Tampa Bay.
10. Kansas City has now won at least nine games in eight straight seasons.
Lastly, the Chiefs continue to win football games at a historic rate under Coach Reid. Since he came to town back in 2013, Kansas City has won at least nine games in every season. As of this week, the Chiefs are one of just 10 teams to string together eight-straight seasons with nine or more victories in NFL history.
Another winning season now in the books, the Chiefs will turn their focus to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday as the homestretch of the season kicks into high gear.