Patrick Mahomes will play 'flu game' against Broncos in Week 8

Reports say Mahomes has been sick with the flu and on IV fluids for the last two days.

Los Angeles Chargers v Kansas City Chiefs
Los Angeles Chargers v Kansas City Chiefs / David Eulitt/GettyImages

It's quite possible that Sunday will add another short chapter in the tomes documenting Patrick Mahomes' greatness. If so, we'll call it the "flu game."

Shortly before kickoff for the Chiefs in Week 8 and their road trip to Mile High Stadium to face their hosts, the Denver Broncos, news leaked that Mahomes was going to play but that he'd been ill for the previous couple of days. Specifically, he had a fever spike and had been treated with IV fluids over the weekend.

It might sound like a ray of hope for one fan base in the face of a 16-game losing streak to a rival. For Chiefs Kingdom, it seems like one more opportunity for Mahomes to showcase his capability to rise up in the face of another difficulty.

So far this season, Mahomes has completed a career-high 69.5 percent of his passes for 2,017 passing yards and 15 touchdowns and only 6 interceptions. His QBR of 76.9 leads the league at present, as does his sack percentage of 2.6. He's also on pace to eclipse new rushing highs with 33 carries for 214 rushing yards through seven games.

Mahomes is 12-0 in his career against Denver with 19 touchdown passes and 9 interceptions. The Chiefs won their first meeting of the year back in Week 6 in a 19-8 win at Arrowhead.