Relax. The Chiefs aren’t doomed. The Chiefs are actually ahead of schedule compared to a season ago. We discuss yet another embarrassing early loss.
After a special teams meltdown, a personal foul penalty on fourth-and-15, and several missed opportunities in a 17-20 loss to the Colts, Kansas City Chiefs fans were quick to point out that Week 3 went down as one of the worst games of the Patrick Mahomes era. While it certainly wasn’t great and very well could have been one of the worst games of the Mahomes era, let’s all take a deep breath and understand that we have been here before.
During last season, the Chiefs absolutely stumbled out of the gates. In fact, the Chiefs were much worse to start last season than they are right now. To recount some of the ugliness to start the season a year ago:
Week 1: The Chiefs narrowly escaped with a 33-29 victory over the Browns in week one. Baker Mayfield and the Browns finished with an 8-9 record.
Week 2: Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens defeat Kansas City in devastating fashion after failing to stop them on a fourth down and a late turnover. The Ravens finished the season as an 8-9 team
Week 3: The Chiefs fall to the Los Angeles Chargers after Mahomes throws two interceptions and the Kansas City defense allows Mike Williams and Justin Herbert to expose them in the passing game. Kansas City loses to the Chargers 30-24. The Chargers go on to miss the postseason.
Week 5: The Chiefs take a key loss to the Bills 38-20 in a game that was never really competitive.
Week 7: By far the worse loss of the Mahomes era, the Chiefs fall to the Tennessee Titans 27-3 in a game in which Patrick Mahomes threw the ball 35 times for 206 yards and had fewer touchdown passes (0) than Derrick Henry (1).