The Ohio boys steal the show as Mahomes inches closer to more history in blowout of Browns
Cleveland - Incredible. That’s the only way to describe Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs after another week of dominance in a 37-21 road romp of the Cleveland Browns.
Mahomes continued his record breaking season with 375 yards and three touchdowns. His 300 yards passing tied Andrew Luck’s record for consecutive games with 300 yards passing with eight. Mahomes’ 29 touchdowns through nine games is just one shy of the Chiefs’ single season record of 30, which was set in the old AFL in 1964 by Pro Football Hal of Famer Len Dawson. The gunslinger is set to have the greatest season in Kansas City’s 59-season history.
The Chiefs aren’t all the Mahomes show, regardless of how phenomenal he has been. As an offensive unit Kansas City scored touchdowns on its first five full possessions (not counting a 20 second long end of half drive). The Ohio natives, tight end Travis Kelce and running back Kareem Hunt, had monster afternoons in front of lots of friends and family back home in Cleveland. Kelce snagged seven balls for 99 yards and two scores, while Hunt rushed for 91 yards and two scores, along with taking a screen pass 50 yards for a touchdown.
The Chiefs defense was solid, as well. They held the Browns – who played their first game since the firing of former head coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley – to just 21 points. The Browns were able to move the ball well between the 20’s, racking up nearly 400 yards of offense. But the defense managed to make big plays against Cleveland, creating a blocked punt along with an interception that stopped Browns drives and fast tracked Kansas City drives with great field position.
The high flying 8-1 Chiefs will be back home next Sunday to take on the lowly Arizona Cardinals (2-6) at Arrowhead Stadium. Watch for the offense to put up more spectacular numbers, as Mahomes continues to shoot for more Chiefs and NFL single season marks.