The Kansas City Chiefs lost to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night in frustrating, infuriating fashion, but it isn’t all doom and gloom.
It was undoubtedly a game the Chiefs should have won. Even before the fumble that cost them a chance at a game-winning field goal, Kansas City wasted multiple opportunities to put Baltimore to the sword and finish the game off early.
But despite the loss and the disappointment, a Week 2 game does not make or break a season. The world has kept on turning and new days have dawned, shining their light on some silver linings for K.C. to take away from the game.
The Chiefs have Patrick Mahomes
Patrick Mahomes was outstanding once again on Sunday night despite the Chiefs not coming away with the win, and as long as he is on the field, Kansas City will always have a chance to win.
Mahomes threw for 343 yards, three touchdowns and one interception against the Ravens, and overall this season he is third in the league in passing yards (680), third in touchdowns (six), fourth in completion percentage (76.1) and has the second-highest passer rating (131.4).
After breaking Dan Marino’s record for most touchdown passes and Kurt Warner’s record for most passing yards through his first 50 games, Mahomes was out breaking records again in Baltimore. Sunday night was the 22nd time Mahomes has had 250+ pass yard and 3+ passing touchdowns in a game, the most by a QB in their first 50 starts since 1950.
Mahomes was voted number one in the NFL Top 100 rankings, and so far, this season he has certainly justified being so highly rated. Mahomes is an unbelievable talent. He will have even more spectacular performances throughout this season, and he will continue to break records and win football games
As long as he is the quarterback in Kansas City, the Chiefs will always be contenders, and it is hard not to feel great about that.