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Chiefs vs. Ravens final score: Patrick Mahomes outplays Lamar Jackson as Kansas City rolls past Baltimore – CBSSports.com

Both Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes are ranked among the NFL’s top quarterbacks — not only in 2020 but perhaps of their time. But only one of them found success in the prime-time lights of “Monday Night Football” to close Week 3. Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens started hot with a promising opening drive to score first at home, but it was Mahomes who stole the show in a battle of former league MVPs, totaling five touchdowns in easily his best bid to recapture hardware in 2020. Helped by a Chiefs defense that completely stymied Baltimore’s passing attack, Mahomes and Andy Reid got the better of John Harbaugh’s club in the potential AFC Championship preview, with the visiting Chiefs claiming a 34-20 victory to improve to 3-0.

Here are some immediate takeaways from Monday night’s thriller:

Why the Chiefs won

Patrick Mahomes, who became the fastest QB to reach 10,000 yards passing for a career (34 games) during the first half, was apparently determined to prove his superiority in a game featuring two former MVPs at quarterback, and boy did he do just that. No. 15 simply could not be contained, even by a talented Baltimore “D.” His trademark arm was on display for a handful of perfect deep balls, and his legs were also an underrated factor throughout the night, contributing to a truly MVP-caliber five-touchdown night. It didn’t matter who he was throwing to — Tyreek Hill, Mecole Hardman, Eric Fisher (!). The accuracy was there. The touch was there. He was nearly flawless. K.C. also benefited from Clyde Edwards-Helaire’s obvious versatility, with the rookie gashing the Ravens on the ground and out wide, while the defense was practically just as imposing, or at least when it mattered most. Led by veterans Frank Clark and Chris Jones, who combined for three sacks, the Chiefs left Lamar Jackson frequently frustrated, almost entirely eliminating Baltimore’s downfield passing game.

Why the Ravens lost

Lamar Jackson may be among the NFL’s most electrifying talents, but Monday was not his night. The QB’s freakish speed was on display plenty of times, and right out of the gate, it looked as if it might lead Baltimore to a big home victory. Through the air, however, he was virtually a non-factor, connecting best with running back J.K. Dobbins while failing to hit on several late-game deep shots. Jackson’s legs also worked against him in some cases, with the QB basically running himself out of a clean pocket and into trouble, particularly as the game neared its end. Somehow, early on, the Ravens got away from their run-heavy attack despite flashes from both Mark Ingram and Gus Edwards, and they could never recover. Defensively, it’s hard to blame them for failing to slow a talent like Mahomes, but still, you can’t expect to blow that many coverages and win a shootout. Allowing K.C. to convert on nearly all of their third downs, they struggled mightily to keep the ball in Jackson’s hands as time wore on.

Turning point

The Ravens had almost all of the momentum about halfway through the second quarter. Devin Duvernay had just returned a kickoff 93 yards for a TD to bring the team within three. The defense forced a three-and-out right afterward. But then, despite a promising run-first drive to open the game and get themselves on the board, the Ravens inexplicably dialed up three straight passing plays. Jackson hit the first, then misfired on targets to both Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews, setting up the Ravens’ own punt. Just like that, a chance to really flip the script fell flat, and K.C. proceeded to respond with a six-play, 75-yard TD drive to bust things open.

Play of the game

You could’ve picked any one of Mahomes’ TD passes, but his moon shot to Hardman probably takes the cake, even though Tyreek Hill’s own scoring catch was a much tougher reception. First, Mahomes backpedaled more than you’d like to see your QB do, but then out came this year’s second-longest completion in terms of air yards traveled:

What’s next

The Chiefs (3-0) will return home in Week 4 to host the New England Patriots (2-1), who just outlasted the Las Vegas Raiders. The Ravens (2-1), meanwhile, will hit the road to take on the Washington Football Team (1-2), which has surrendered at least 30 points in two straight losses.


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576 YD, 5 TDS


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Patrick Mahomes: 31/42 385 yds 4 TDs

Lamar Jackson: 15/28 97 yds 1 TD

Those stats are going to be what we talk about moving forward. The Ravens closed as favorites but the Chiefs certainly had something to say about that. A dominant victory against the reigning MVP.

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The Chiefs have dominated on critical downs: K.C. has converted eight of their 10 third-down situations, while Baltimore has moved the chains just three times on their nine third-downs. Both are 0-1 on fourth down.

This is the play I keep flashing back to. Game might have been different if he hit this throw.

Remember Taco Charlton? He was in on that play. The former Dallas Cowboys first-round pick was reunited with his old teammate Frank Clark — who is convinced he can turn him into a star.

Lamar Jackson has had three or so missed throws which would have led to big gains. His accuracy has been up and down tonight.

That was a drive fit for Super Bowl champions. In the midst of a one-score game, Mahomes and company marched 75 yards down the field, converted two third-down attempts, and finished it off with a touchdown. Also chewed 6:41 off the clock. That’s what champs do.

Gotta love Andy Reid’s play-calling. BIG GUY TOUCHDOWN. Eric Fisher acts like he blocking, releases and is wide open. You love to see it.

Raise your hand if you had Eric Fisher catching a touchdown pass against the Ravens. K.C. just pouring it on here.

If Mark Andrews is struggling, why not look towards Nick Boyle? All of a sudden this is a 7-point game. Baltimore’s D needs another big stop, and they need to prepare for the play Mahomes and Co. are cooking up on the sideline right now.

Boy, if you needed a big night from Mark Andrews in fantasy … I feel for you.

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Sources – Chiefs agree to extensions with Andy Reid, GM Brett Veach – ESPN

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The Kansas City Chiefs moved to secure their coaching and front-office futures by agreeing to terms of contract extensions through 2025 with coach Andy Reid and general manager Brett Veach, sources confirmed Monday to ESPN.

News of the pending extensions was first reported by NFL Network.

Reid and Veach joined the Chiefs in 2013, with Veach starting as a scout. He was promoted to GM in 2017.

The team’s fortunes changed immediately after their arrival. The Chiefs have made the playoffs in six of seven seasons with Reid and Veach, the past four as AFC West champions. The Chiefs last season won their first Super Bowl in 50 years when they beat the San Francisco 49ers.

Reid, 62, is 77-35 in seven regular seasons with the Chiefs. He said recently he had no plans to retire.

“One of the great things about this job is when you look forward to coming to work and to deal with the players and coaches,” he said. “I’m lucky enough to be around good players and coaches. [Patrick Mahomes] makes it even better. He has a unique ability with what he does with his teammates. The ‘Honey Badger’ [Tyrann Mathieu] was part of this, too.

“Both of those two guys make our jobs very enjoyable. I come to work and have two great leaders like that, along with other players who love to play the game. Listen, if it takes me into my 70s, then let’s roll.”

Veach, 42, is credited within the Chiefs’ organization as being the scout who identified Mahomes in the 2017 NFL draft as a future star and convinced Reid and others they should make a move up in the first round to get the quarterback.

The Chiefs at one point this year had less than $200 of room under the salary cap but still found a way to sign Mahomes, defensive tackle Chris Jones and tight end Travis Kelce to new contracts potentially worth more than $600 million.

Chairman Clark Hunt recently said the Chiefs intended to re-sign Veach.

“We’re very lucky to have Brett as part of our organization,” Hunt said. “He’s done an amazing job over last three years of taking a really good roster and turning it into a championship roster, and I think it’s a roster now that’s going to have a chance for multiple years to be a contender for the Super Bowl. He’s done an outstanding job. He works extremely well with Coach Reid, he also has a great rapport with our players, so he’s somebody that we want here for the long term.”

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Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes challenges Buffalo Bills’ Josh Allen to throwing contest over Madden 21 rating – syracuse.com

Patrick Mahomes, Andy Reid, Josh Allen, Sean McDermott

The Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl LIV with quarterback Patrick Mahomes (far left No. 15), giving coach Andy Reid his first championship. Bills coach Sean McDermott and quarterback Josh Allen (right) will try and work their way to the same game next season.

If Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen challenge each other to throw-offs enough perhaps it will finally happen.

Mahomes threw out the latest challenge on a SportsCenter Madden NFL 21 special after being asked about trailing the Buffalo Bills QB in throw power. The EA Sports game gave Allen a 99 rating while Mahomes was given a 97. Mahomes acknowledged Allen’s strong arm, but once again proposed a throw-off to settle the argument once and for all.

“Dude, obviously Josh has an extremely strong arm, but I’ve yet to see someone have a stronger arm than me,” Mahomes said. “Maybe we can line up… I know we talked about maybe having a throw-off and then we can prove who really has the strongest arm.”

When asked if he would win, Mahomes said he was confident in his ability to throw the ball at least 80-85 yards.

“I have the ultimate belief in myself. I mean he does have a strong arm, but if I put it out there like 80-85 yards… If he beats that he beats it.”

Mahomes and Allen have talked about a potential throwing contest since last season.

Barstool Sports’ Pardon My Take asked Allen in February of 2019 who could throw a ball further. The quarterback simply responded, “We can find out.”

Mahomes was quick to respond in 2019. Much like he said on Friday night, Mahomes believes it would take a throw of at least 85 yards to defeat him.

“Josh is a great dude but no one that I’ve known has been able to throw a ball farther than me,” Mahomes said on a potential throw-off in 2019. “I’ve never seen Josh throw in person but maybe next offseason we can set something up (to see who can throw further). Hopefully I can get him to come down to Kansas City, and we can do something for charity. It’s going to take at least 85 yards to win (the throw-off).”

A throw-off in-season is unlikely, but Bills and Chiefs fans will be able to see the two quarterback duel this season when Buffalo hosts Kansas City on Thursday Night Football on October 15.

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Chiefs’ Mahomes and Kelce having a ball at celebrity golf tournament – Arrowhead Pride

Two Kansas City Chiefs players are participating in the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament this weekend: quarterback Patrick Mahomes and tight end Travis Kelce. Held in on the shores of Lake Tahoe in Stateline, Nevada, the event normally draws tens of thousands of spectators, but is being played without them due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The tournament uses a modified scoring system where points are awarded for different scores on each hole. A par gets one point, a birdie gets three and an eagle gets six, while a bogey is awarded none and a double bogey subtracts two.

After the first round, former Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Kyle Williams leads the tournament with 25 points after shooting a 70 in the first round. Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is in second place with 20 points. Mahomes and Kelce are way behind after shooting 88 and 90 respectively, which gave each a score of -3 on the opening day.

But they are clearly having fun!

All that’s missing from that celebration is Mahomes counting the distance of the putt on his fingers.

Travis Kelce, for eagle, followed by a chest bump celebration (without pads) with Mahomes. They’re having fun. The beer probably helps. pic.twitter.com/s7bMjK5NLr

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After an eagle, why wouldn’t there be a chest bump?

The beer clearly helped on that celebration!

The tournament will continue on Saturday and Sunday. On both days, it will be broadcast on NBC-TV (KSHB/41 in Kansas City) beginning at 2 p.m. Arrowhead Time, with a rebroadcast on The Golf Channel at 9 p.m. It may also be streamed at NBCSports.com.

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