Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs offense had no issues dropping 30 on the number one scoring defense while the Chief’s defense held the reining MVP to 97 passing yards.
The offense got off to a fast start and took a lead they would never relinquish on their first drive. The team scored touchdowns on three of their first 4 drives and buried the Ravens early.
Patrick Mahomes threw with ease as he passed for 385 yards and four touchdowns while completing 73.8% of his passes. Mahomes also ran for 26 yards and scored a rushing touchdown on the team’s opening drive.
Five different players had at least four receptions, showing the bevy of weapons the Chiefs have and how even the best defenses will struggle to stop them. Travis Kelce led the group with six receptions for 87 yards. Tyreek Hill and Mecole Hardman each had 75+ receiving yards and both caught a touchdown. Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Sammy Watkins both topped 60 yards and made key plays on third down.
Andy Reid once again showed why he is the best play caller in the NFL. While defenses are worried about covering the blazing speed of the Chiefs receivers, Reid designs a play to Anthony Sherman, the fullback, in which Mahomes throws an underhand pass to Sherman which scores a touchdown with ease.
Later in the game as the team was near the goal line, instead of getting the ball to one of their elite play makers, Andy Reid calls a play in which Eric Fisher, the left tackle, runs out for a short pass and scores the touchdown. This made Eric Fisher the first overall pick to score a touchdown since Keyshawn Johnson.
This game was supposed to be full of fireworks from both offenses. The Chiefs defense didn’t care. They held the reining MVP to 97 passing yards on the day despite the Ravens trailing the entire game after their first possession.
The rushing defense showed itself as the biggest weakness of the team as the Ravens ran for 158 yards but while the unit bent at times, it never broke as they only allowed one touchdown to the high octane Ravens offense.
The unit had consistent pressure on Lamar Jackson and tallied four sacks. The pressure stopped Jackson from ever getting comfortable in the pocket which forced him off his timing throws causing him to miss several big plays.
The offense accumulated over 500 yards and scored four touchdowns. Time and time again they moved the ball down field and scored on the league’s best scoring defense.
As good as the offense was, the defense was just as good. The secondary clamped the receivers all night and shut down Lamar Jackson, arguably the best athlete in the NFL, all game long.
The Chiefs improved to 3-0 and showed that they are still the favorites to win the Super Bowl.
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