Kansas City Chiefs podcast: Patrick Mahomes leads Chiefs to victory in Denver
The Kansas City Chiefs defeat the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football, and it couldn’t have been done without star quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
The Kansas City Chiefs marched in Denver to take on the Broncos in a divisional showdown where the winning team would take the top of the AFC West. It was a real test for young quarterback Patrick Mahomes as the Chiefs struggled at times throughout this game. Even Mahomes himself struggled through the first half of the game but was able to pick his team up, put them on his back, and carry them to a 27-23 victory over the Broncos.
While Case Keenum outperformed Patrick Mahomes in the first half of play, that was the complete opposite in the second half. Mahomes showed the world under the big lights his ability to carry this team back from behind and get a fourth-quarter victory in a hostile environment. During the fourth quarter when down by ten, Mahomes stats read 13 of 16 passes completed for 151 yards and a touchdown.
The ability to carry a team that was falling apart all over the place was a real sign of a franchise quarterback. It’s something that Chiefs fans are not used to even with Alex Smith. Mahomes has the unique talents that allow him to make plays like a left-handed throw to complete a third-down conversion during a comeback late in the game while being chased down by Von Miller.
It was a clear showing that Patrick Mahomes could handle playing from behind in the big game. The same couldn’t be said for Denver quarterback, Case Keenum. The Broncos had an opportunity late in the game to make a comeback of their own but fell short when Keenum overthrew Demetrius Thomas down the right sideline which would have likely been the game-winning touchdown.
The defense was able to force a stop securing the victory. While the defense came up in crucial moments in the fourth quarter, there are still plenty of concerns lying within the defensive personnel. Missed tackles continue to be a significant issue week after week along with blown coverages over the middle. Luckily, Kansas City has a quarterback that can bring his team back from behind and win a game.