Mahomes scores honor for second straight week

9 months 3 weeks 6 days ago Wednesday, September 19 2018 Sep 19, 2018 Wednesday, September 19, 2018 5:40:00 PM CDT September 19, 2018 in Sports
By: Keegan Hartman, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer
By Jeffrey Beall [CC BY 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

KANSAS CITY- For the second straight week, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week by the league on Wednesday.

It is too early for predictions on the Chiefs’ 2018 season, but in these past two weeks, quarterback Patrick Mahomes has been quite the spectacle, leading the Chiefs to a solid 2-0 start.

On Sunday, Mahomes threw for six touchdowns in a 42-37 win against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Additionally, Mahomes tallied 326 passing yards, with a completion percentage of 82%.

Previously, Mahomes threw for 4 touchdowns in the Chiefs’ Week one against the Los Angeles Chargers. In total, Mahomes' 10 passing touchdowns surpassed Drew Brees and Peyton Manning for the most touchdowns through the first two regular season games. The previous record was nine.

Mahomes was selected 10th overall by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Last season, Mahomes would get the start in week 17 against AFC West rivals Denver Broncos, in which, he showcased his promising potential, throwing for 284 yards, completing 63% of his passes.

In week three, Mahomes and the Chiefs look to continue their hot streak when they return home to Arrowhead Stadium for the first time this season. Kansas City will host the San Francisco 49ers Sunday at 12 p.m.

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