Patrick Mahomes corrects the course and Chiefs return to the fight

Patrick Mahomes corrects the course and Chiefs return to the fight

After some less than brilliant days, there were those who suggested that the quarterback was irreparably broken and the window for another Kansas City championship had closed.

KANSAS CITY – Patrick Mahomes responded to three of the worst games in his professional career with one of the best, throwing for 406 yards and five touchdown passes in the beating of the Kansas city chiefs by 41-14 on Las vegas raiders.

It was the third time Mahomes throws for at least 400 yards and five touchdowns since he was drafted from the NFL in 2017, and he became the first player in league history to score at least two games with those numbers without throwing an interception.

Quite revealing.

Here are some more data: three members of the Hall of FamePeyton Manning, Dan Marino and Joe montana– are the only other quarterbacks with three games of 400 passing yards and five touchdowns.

“Obviously we had not played offense as we wanted,” he acknowledged. Mahomes. “But we find ways to win. The boys have been steadfast in the process of getting better and better. I felt the pregame energy and the guys wanted to be in Sunday night, playing in that stadium [Las Vegas] and against a rival like that ”.

The performance of Mahomes it did not impress on its own; he has had five games with at least five touchdown passes, and he has thrown for hundreds of yards. But the fact that it followed some bad exhibits was an eye-catcher.

The streak started against Tennessee Titans, when his string of touchdown pass games ended. Mahomes also saw one of his shipments intercepted and was sacked four times behind the line of scrimmage in the 27-3 loss.

A low-key performance against the New York Giants which included a touchdown pass, another interception and a tight victory. Then came a triumph against the Green bay packers, in which he threw only 166 yards and a touchdown.

Some people worried about whether the NFL Most Valuable Player in 2018 he had lost his touch. Her confidence was upset and her footwork was in a mess. There were even those who suggested that it was irreparably broken and that the window for another championship for the Chiefs it had closed.

Mahomes made things clear to those who doubt him, Sunday night in Las Vegas.

“He comes to work every day, trying to improve, and that was when things were calm and when we won a lot of games,” said the head coach. Andy Reid.

“He always says, ‘Let’s be great’ and remember in the huddle what he believes about it. ‘Let’s be great today.’ He’s always saying it, even when the going gets tough; It’s easy to crouch and hide in the corner during tough times, but he kept that mindset. “

The result was another classic performance by Mahomes in a victory over a rival of the West of the American Conference, one that puts the boys back at the top of the division. Chiefs (6-4) in view of the visit of the Dallas cowboys.

No surprise that Mahomes has been selected offensive player of the week in the American for the seventh time in his career.

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