21 September 2020 00:43
It wouldn't be a Kansas City Chiefs game if quarterback Patrick Mahomes didn't score an insane touchdown. No. 15 capitalized on an interception by rookie CB L'Jarius Sneed for a monster 54-yard touchdown in the middle of the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Chargers. It was a classic Chiefs play, reminding everyone in the league why they're the reigning world champions. The game was less than enjoyable for Chiefs Kingdom up until that moment. Several injuries contributed to a depleted side and it looked like rookie QB Justin Herbert could lead the hosts to a victory against their AFC West rivals and his first NFL win.
Like clockwork, Twitter went to work to shout the dynamic duo's praises. Patrick Mahomes-Tyreek Hill (54-yard TD) ➤ Air Distance: 52.9 yards ➤ QB Speed: 11.23 MPH ➤ Completion Probability: 34.1% The pass was Mahomes' first deep completion of the season.#KCvsLAC | #ChiefsKingdom pic.twitter.com/gAxy0SOZay — Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) September 20, 2020 Patrick Mahomes to Tyreek hill is cash money everytime — NBG (@Raphael95_ADS) September 20, 2020 Mahomes is having the worst game of his career and then BOOM with the ridiculous throw to Tyreek Hill. Wow. — Matt Verderame (@MattVerderame) September 20, 2020 How is Pat Mahomes real — Aaron West (@oeste) September 20, 2020 Patrick Mahomes is MJ — Pete Sweeney (@pgsween) September 20, 2020 The Kansas City Chiefs are 27-3 against AFC West rivals since 2015, hopefully they can make it 28-3 heading into Week 3. READ MORE: Chiefs' Andy Reid Is Keeping the Face Shield, but on One Condition You can only keep Patrick Mahomes down for so long.
When the play was over, the result was a scintillating 54-yard touchdown to cut the deficit to 17-15. A two-point conversion would tie the score. Just look at this toss. My God. The Chiefs might need some more Mahomes magic before this afternoon is done. Right now, the Chargers are driving in Kansas City territory, led by rookie quarterback Justin Herbert, who is making his first NFL start. The winner of today's game will move into first place in the AFC West with a 2-0 record. The Kansas City Chiefs have been struggling all afternoon against the Los Angeles Chargers, but they might have found their groove at just the right moment. Early in the fourth quarter, quarterback Patrick Mahomes rolled out to his right and unleashed a bomb to Tyreek Hill for a touchdown. Hill caught the ball and went to the ground, but rolled over into the end zone. Mahomes followed by finding Mecole Hardman for the two-point conversion to tie the game at 17. Mahomes is 17 of 32 for 215 yards and two touchdowns, with two rushes for 25 yards in the game. He's found a strong opponent this week in rookie Justin Herbert. The Chargers first round pick has completed 20 of 31 passes for 304 yards with one touchdown and one interception in his NFL debut.