The Kansas City Chiefs (6-1) young gunslinger Patrick Mahomes has been on an absolute tear this season, throwing for his 22nd touchdown pass of the year in a blowout 45-10 home triumph against the visiting Cincinnati Bengals (4-3). Mahomes’ four touchdown passes in the Sunday night primetime matchup puts him just eight passing touchdowns away from tying the single season franchise record in Kansas City set by Chiefs legend, quarterback Len Dawson in 1964.
With nine regular season games left, at this rate Mahomes is on track to blow that record out of the water. The second-year quarterback out of Texas Tech has yet to throw for less than 250 yards in a game this season. Week five against the Jacksonville Jaguars (3-4) has been the only game this year that Mahomes failed to throw for a touchdown, however he did rush for a four-yard score in a 30-14 home win.
The explosive Kansas City offense has taken the league over by storm this season, leading the NFL averaging 37.1 points per game. With dynamic playmaking weapons such as running back Kareem Hunt, tight end Travis Kelce and wide receiver Tyreek Hill scattered all over the field, the Chiefs are showing no signs of slowing down. While Mahomes deservedly will be garnering most of the credit for the team’s success this season, the slate of weapons and talent that surrounds him is exactly what keeps defensive coordinators up at night trying to stop arguably the most explosive offense in the NFL this season. Next up for the Chiefs is a week eight matchup with AFC West rival, the Denver Broncos (3-4).