Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes had a big day in Sunday’s 33-31 win, putting his name all over the history books.
Patrick Mahomes had a memorable day against the Panthers. The record books certainly agree with that.
First, Mahomes surpassed former Chiefs quarterback Steve DeBerg for the fifth most passing yards in franchise history. Mahomes needed 147 yards to get ahead of DeBerg. He got the 147 yards during the first half. Len Dawson owns the franchise record with 28,507 yards. Dawson is followed by Trent Green, Alex Smith and Bill Kenney.
Early in the fourth quarter, Mahomes earned his 100th career touchdown pass. Mahomes connected on a 28-yard touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill to help the Chiefs extend their lead. Going back to Week 1 of the 2018 season against the Chargers, Hill was on the receiving end of Mahomes’ first career touchdown pass. Hill has caught 26 of Mahomes’ 100 touchdown passes.
Mahomes threw another touchdown pass to Hill in the fourth quarter, giving Mahomes 101 career touchdown throws. Mahomes currently stands fifth in franchise history in touchdown passes. He needs two more to pass Smith. Mahomes is likely to surpass Smith in two weeks on Sunday Night Football when the Chiefs visit the Las Vegas Raiders after the bye week. If he has another big game and throws for five touchdown passes, he will also pass Kenney, who is third with 105 touchdown passes.
Mahomes finished Sunday’s win with 372 yards and 4 touchdown passes. Mahomes threw 416 yards and 5 touchdown passes last week, which earned him AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors. In the last two weeks combined, Mahomes combined for 788 yards and nine touchdowns.
By now, a lot of this is no surprise. This is the expectation for Chiefs fans. But it is a lot of fun to see and talk about these statistics from Mahomes as the former regular season and reigning Super Bowl MVP continues to attack the history books.