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SportWith hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records

23:25  16 september  2019
23:25  16 september  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

Vahe Gregorian: Why reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes will be a better quarterback this season

Vahe Gregorian: Why reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes will be a better quarterback this season At this time a year ago, the NFL profile of Patrick Mahomes consisted of his promising debut in a late-season game at Denver the year before and impressive-but-inconclusive hints in his preseason performances. © Jill Toyoshiba/Kansas City Star/TNS Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes celebrates with fans before a preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers on August 24, 2019, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Even as anticipation bubbled for the kid with a launch-pad for a right arm, caution lights flashed about how quickly he could become the sort of force that might change fortunes for the Chiefs.

Small sample size aside, what Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has done in the first two weekends of this new NFL season has him on pace to shatter records.

With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records© Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Last season, his first as an NFL starter, Mahomes passed for 5,097 yards and 50 touchdowns, becoming the second quarterback in history to eclipse the 5,000-yard mark and throw at least 50 touchdowns.

Not surprisingly, he won league MVP for his efforts.

The big picture: At his current pace, Mahomes will not only smash his own best effort, but he’s on his way to re-writing history and setting benchmarks nobody in their right mind could have seen coming.

Watch: Crazy sequence as Mahomes hurt, Jack ejected for throwing punch

Watch: Crazy sequence as Mahomes hurt, Jack ejected for throwing punch Jacksonville Jaguars rookie Josh Allen came screaming off the edge and sacked Patrick Mahomes, who fumbled the ball and suffered an injury. © Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports Here's the video, #Chiefs Patrick Mahomes looks injured. Matt Moore is now their QB. pic.twitter.com/dLtNACM33Y— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 8, 2019 Mahomes had been on fire to open the game, and as the Kansas City Chiefs drove toward the end zone once more, the injury took place. As Mahomes was being carried off the field, Myles Jack threw a punch in a fight in the end zone and was ejected from the game.

Here’s what Mahomes has done so far:

  • Week 1 vs. Jacksonville: 378 yards and three touchdowns.
  • Week 2 vs. Oakland: 443 yards and four touchdowns (all thrown in the second quarter).

It’s worth noting that Jacksonville rebounded with a stellar defensive performance against Houston, which has a ton of offensive firepower and a terrific young quarterback. It’s also worth pointing out that the Oakland Raiders dominated their Week 1 opponent defensively.

So, what Mahomes has done so far can’t simply be brushed aside as having dominated lesser competition.

The projection: When you extrapolate Mahomes’ first two games over a 16-game season, the results are astounding.

  • Averaging 410.5 yards and 3.5 touchdowns per game, Mahomes is on pace to throw for an absurd 6,568 yards and 56 touchdowns.

Previous records for both marks have been set by Peyton Manning.

Mahomes' 4 TDs in 2nd quarter lead Chiefs past Raiders 28-10

Mahomes' 4 TDs in 2nd quarter lead Chiefs past Raiders 28-10 OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes bounced back from the first scoreless opening quarter of his career in the regular season by throwing four touchdown passes in a near perfect second period that led the Kansas City Chiefs to a 28-10 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. The Raiders (1-1) held Mahomes in check for the opening 15 minutes before he carved up an overmatched defense with big play after big play in the second quarter for the Chiefs (2-0). Mahomes didn't take long to strike, finding Demarcus Robinson open on a blown coverage for a 44-yard touchdown pass on the first play in the second quarter. He didn't slow down from there.

  • During his legendary 2013 campaign, Manning passed for an NFL-record 5,477 yards and 55 touchdowns.

Mahomes could get better, not worse: What makes this even more stunning is the fact that Mahomes is doing this without star wideout Tyreek Hill, who is one of the most dynamic big-play receivers in the NFL. Hill was injured in the first quarter of Week 1 and is likely to be out at least a few weeks longer.

In Hill’s absence, Mahomes has made two other players his go-to receivers.

  • Week 1: Sammy Watkins caught nine passes for 198 yards and three touchdowns.
  • Week 2: Demarcus Robinson caught seven passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns.

Don’t forget Mahomes, 23, also has at his disposal Travis Kelce, who is one of the most dangerous tight ends in football. Mahomes also has backfield mates Damien Williams and LeSean McCoy — both of whom are dangerous in the passing game.

The bottom line: Simply put, what Mahomes is doing in his second year as the starter in Andy Reid’s quarterback-friendly offense is astounding.

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  Top 10 NFL quarterbacks heading into Week 3 Here is a look at the top-10 quarterbacks around the NFL heading into Week 3. 1- Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs© Kyle Terada-USA TODAY SportsOtherworldly. That’s the best way to describe Mahomes’ second-quarter performance against the Oakland Raiders last week. He went for nearly 300 passing yards and four touchdowns. In. 15. Minutes. That’s about one of the craziest stat lines we’ve ever seen. Mahomes has now thrown for a league-leading 821 yards to go with seven touchdowns and zero interceptions for a 136.3 quarterback rating on the season. Yeah, this kid might be good.

He’s poised to set a new bar for quarterback greatness, and it won’t be the least bit surprising if he ends up making his 2018 MVP season look like child’s play when he’s done this year.

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With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
With hot start, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on pace to shatter NFL passing records
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