The Kansas City Chiefs end their season 12-5 after a 28-24 win over the Denver Broncos at Mile High Stadium. This means Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is now 5-0 in his career at Mile High Stadium while Broncos quarterback Drew Lock is 5-5 in the same venue.
As you may remember, Mahomes made his NFL debut in Denver in Week 17 of the 2017 season, which was his rookie season. Regardless of the outcome for that game, the Chiefs would remain the No. 4 seed going into the playoffs. Chiefs coach Andy Reid decided to rest the starters and give Mahomes the start in place of then-Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith.
Mahomes completed 22 of 35 passes for 284 yards in his NFL debut. Mahomes threw an interception and did not throw nor run for a touchdown in the game. However, after Tyler Bray struggled, he was pulled from the game in the fourth quarter and Mahomes returned to the field after Denver tied the game at 24. Mahomes was strong in leading the offense on an 11-play game-winning drive, capping it with a 30-yard game-winning field goal as time expired.
Patrick Mahomes remains undefeated at Mile High Stadium while Drew Lock suffered his fifth career defeat at the same venue.
The following season in 2018, Mahomes orchestrated his first comeback victory in Denver in Week 4. The Chiefs were down 23-13 with a little under 13 minutes left in the game. The Chiefs won 27-23.
The 2019 meeting in Denver was a dramatic one. Mahomes suffered a knee injury in the first half and exited the game. Backup quarterback Matt Moore came through with a 57-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Tyreek Hill to put the game away in the second half. The Chiefs went on to win 30-6. Despite leaving the game early, it still counts as a win as a starter in Denver for Mahomes.
The Chiefs and Broncos met in Denver in Week 7 in 2020 with the Chiefs taking care of business and winning 43-16. Then came this year’s Week 18 win by a final of 28-24.
Mahomes is 5-0 all-time in Denver while Lock is 5-5. Chiefs fans, repeat that out loud and enjoy that. There’s a lot of bragging rights with that stat.