Mahomes Madness

Araceli Villanueva Kansas City Chiefs Reporter

By Araceli Villanueva // @aracelv1

Kansas City Chiefs 27 – Denver Broncos 23

The Kansas City Chiefs extended their perfect record to 4-0 in a remarkable comeback win over the Denver Broncos at Mile High Stadium on Monday night. 

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes, yet again, is breaking records. Mahomes had already passed QB Peyton Manning’s record with his 13th touchdown pass through the first three weeks of the season against the San Francisco 49ers. 

The young quarterback is now 5-0 in his career starts and 2-0 in both showings in Denver.  Mahomes was able to swiftly maneuver around Denver’s defense after spotting a pocket of space and ran the ball into the end zone, scoring his first career touchdown during the second quarter.

Although the defense wasn’t up to par, the Chiefs were able to stay neck-and-neck with the Broncos for both the second and third quarter.  In the latter part of the third quarter Broncos rookie running back Philip Lindsay managed to sneak the ball over the line giving the Broncos the lead back.   

But Mahomes came up big in the fourth quarter when he threw a left-handed toss to wide receiver Tyreek Hill to get a first down. The Chiefs then pushed forward as a 35-yard pass to tight end Demetrius Harris put the Chiefs at the Denver one-yard line at the two-minute warning.

Mahomes then fired a pass to TE Travis Kelce as he got pushed out of bounds,  which made it an incompletion.  On the next play, offensive tackle Dr. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif led RB Kareem Hunt into the end zone solidifying the comeback win.  The Broncos got the ball back, but a hook and ladder attempt for the Broncos during the final seconds was ruled incomplete.

Now sitting on top of the AFC West, the Chiefs will host the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, October 7.

 

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