At this point, it’s hard to even know what to say. The Kansas City Chiefs have turned the ball over more than any other team in the National Football League this year, and those mistakes continue to haunt them early in their game against the New York Giants—this time on yet another unlucky interception tossed by Patrick Mahomes.
Mahomes, an All-Pro quarterback and the best young talent in the game at his position, has now thrown 10 interceptions so far in only seven-plus games (this one just started), and many of those picks have come on freak plays. Sometimes a receiver will let it bounce off of his hands, Other times a defender will tip it in the air and someone else will come down with it.
This time, the Chiefs were driving like a hot knife through butter on the opening drive of the game with several first downs on throws to numerous receivers. Mahomes looked unstoppable even on a scramble to keep the drive moving efficiently. Then, when facing a third-and-goal, things got a little jittery and instead of making a run for it like it seemed he might do, he jumped and throw a quick pass that was tipped up into the air, and Giants defensive back Julian Love came down with the ball.
You can check out the play below:
The good news is that Willie Gay Jr. responded in kind just two plays later with an interception of Daniel Jones to give Mahomes another chance. That allowed Mahomes an opportunity to erase that mistake with a touchdown to Tyreek Hill.
In short, this is going to be an exciting game.