Kansas City - The Kansas City Chiefs (6-1) might just have something special. Sensational quarterback Patrick Mahomes launched four touchdown passes in a 45-10 primetime dismantling of the Cincinnati Bengals (4-3).
Everywhere you looked for Kansas City there were standout performances. Kareem Hunt ran for 86 yards and had three total touchdowns. Tight end Travis Kelce was one of five Chiefs receivers who caught at least four balls. Kelce finished with five catches for 95 yards. Speedster Tyreek Hill contributed seven grabs for 68 yards and a touchdown. Mahomes was dynamite yet again for the Chiefs. He completed passes to eight different receivers and finished the game 28 of 39 for 358 yards and four scores. The 23 year old did toss his fifth interception of the season.
Through the first seven weeks of the season the Chiefs offense has been unstoppable. The Kansas City attack leads the NFL in scoring, while its leader, Mahomes, is second in the NFL in passing touchdowns. The gunslinger’s 22 touchdowns through his first eight career games are a new NFL record, breaking Kurt Warner’s record.
The Kansas City offense has been all the rage to begin the season, but it’s the defense that has caused concern for the team as a whole. The defense entered Sunday night’s game last in the NFL in yards allowed per game. None of this was evident on Sunday, however, as the defense held the high flying Bengals offense to a season low 10 points. Cincinnati managed just 239 yards and 15 first downs on a night when punter Kevin Huber trotted onto the field five times to punt.
The Chiefs will be back at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday as the Denver Broncos arrive for an AFC West showdown. Kansas City beat Denver 27-23 in a week four meeting in Denver.