Through his first three games of his NFL career, Patrick Mahomes put on a show as the secodn year quarterback came into Monday’s night’s game averaging more than 300 passing yards and four touchdowns per game.
Against Denver, Mahomes still through for over 300 yards but was limited to just one touchdown, however, at the end of the day, Mahomes and the Chiefs are still unbeaten on the year after walking out of Mile-High Stadium with a 27-23 victory.
Down 23-20 late in the game, Mahomes used a nifty left-handed throw as he was about to get sacked by Von Miller at midfield on the game-winning drive. The play kept the drive alive before Kareem Hunt capped off the drive with a 4-yard score with just under two minutes remaining in the game.
“Patrick worked real hard on that left-handed throw,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid joked after the game. “Some amazing plays there. We’ve seen it in practice but not under those conditions.”
Patrick Mahomes’ LEFT-HANDED throw whaaaaaaattt?? pic.twitter.com/VTtSd7X4Ge
— Jeff Rosen (@jeff_rosen88) October 2, 2018
By overcoming a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit, the Chiefs (4-0) took a two-game lead over the Broncos (2-2), their AFC West rivals whom they’ve now beaten six straight times.
The only other remaining unbeaten team is the Los Angeles Rams.
Before the final touchdown and down 23-13, Mahomes directed a 12-play, 75-yard drive that ate up more than six minutes which was capped off with a 2-yard TD toss to tight end Travis Kelce. It was Mahomes’ first career fourth-quarter comeback and he delivered in primetime on Monday night.
Chiefs: Host Jacksonville on Sunday to begin a stretch of three home games in four weeks.
Broncos: Visit the Jets on Sunday, the first of three road games in four weeks.