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No Place Like Mahomes: Chiefs Handle Ravens

Some things in life are indisputable. The sky is blue. The Pope is Catholic. Bees are dying at an alarming rate and yes.... Kansas City QB Patrick Mahomes is good at football.

Last season’s NFL MVP continued his dominance at the sport’s highest level by throwing for 374 yards and 3 TD's to lead the Kansas City Chiefs over the Baltimore Ravens 33 -28 Sunday. This battle of undefeated teams revealed lots of positives for both teams who, along with the New England Patriots, are emerging as the major powers of the AFC this season.

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 22: Quarterback Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs calls out a play against the Baltimore Ravens during the first half at Arrowhead Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Chiefs’ Offense is on Another Level

After being held scoreless in the first quarter, the Chiefs EXPLODED for 23 points in the second quarter, ending the day with 33 total points. To put that in perspective, the Miami Dolphins have scored 16 points in three whole games. Like a toaster near a bathtub, Kansas City’s offense is electric and extremely dangerous. Anyone on the field for the Chiefs offense can score on any given play, which is a nightmare for opposing defenders. Imagine holding both TE Travis Kelce (arguably the league’s best), and Sammy Watkins without a TD only to watch Mahomes throw TDs to WR Mecole Hardman, WR Demarcus Robinson, and new HB LeSean McCoy.

QB Mahomes’ ability to utilize all his weapons, even obscure targets like WR Hardman and WR Robinson, make the Chiefs incredibly difficult to defend against. Add to the prolific passing attack with the fact that HB Darrel Williams and HB LeSean McCoy combined for over 100 yards and a TD, and you have an offense that is truly daunting.

All this success with WR Tyreek Hill on the sidelines... With a 3-0 start and this near-unstoppable offense, the Chiefs are primed for a deep playoff run.

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 22: Quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens gets stopped at the goal line attempting a two point conversion against defensive end Frank Clark #55 of the Kansas City Chiefs and outside linebacker Damien Wilson #54 during the first half at Arrowhead Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

The Ravens Can Run with Anyone

Humans have always envied birds’ ability to fly. But rather than take to the air, the Baltimore Ravens stayed on the ground to hang with the Chiefs Sunday. HB Mark Ingram went off for 103 yards and three TD's (who could’ve predicted this). QB Lamar Jackson also rushed for a score. While the second year QB looked like a top-tier passer through the first two weeks of the season, week three brought him back to earth as he completed only 51% of his passes for 267 yards and no TD's. Jackson was due for a reality check after his dominant start to the season and he will no doubt perform better as a passer going forward. No competitor likes a moral victory, but that’s what the Ravens got Sunday.

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