Mahomes sets franchise record in another Chiefs win
Kansas City - Sunday brought more of the same for the Kansas City Chiefs. Patrick Mahomes had a pedestrian day (by his standards), as he passed for 249 yards and two touchdown passes while leading the 9-1 Chiefs past the 2-7 Cardinals 26-14.
Mahomes’ second touchdown pass gave him 31 for the season and pushed him past Pro Football Hall of Famer Len Dawson for most in a season by a Chiefs quarterback. With six games remaining, the gunslinger has a chance to challenge Peyton Manning’s NFL single season record of 55 touchdowns. One thing that might keep him from that record could be protection. Mahomes was sacked five times today, as the Cardinals chose to bring pressure in an attempt to force mistakes.
As it’s been all season, however, Sunday’s win was a team effort. Kareem Hunt carried for 71 yards, while Tyreek Hill had 117 yards and two touchdowns on seven catches. The defense was solid as well. The Chiefs sacked Arizona quarterback Josh Rosen five times while intercepting him twice.
After a relatively easy week, the Chiefs will have a long week of preparation for Monday night’s showdown with the Rams (9-1). As the top two teams in football for most of the season, both squads surely have had this matchup circled on their calendars for weeks.