Patrick Mahomes is the winner of the eagerly awaited duel with Tom Brady. The star quarterback and receiver Tyreek Hill are brilliant.
Thanks to the historic performances of Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill, the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Hill was only the fifth receiver in history to score 260 yards (269) and three touchdowns, the defending champion defeated Tom Brady’s team 27-24.
While it was Kansas City’s tenth win in the eleventh game, the Bucs’ season remains volatile. After twelve games, Tampa Bay has seven wins and five defeats on the books.
Star quarterback Mahomes won the highly anticipated duel with Brady. While Mahomes scored 37 of 49 passes for 462 yards (three touchdowns), Brady scored 27/41 for 345 yards and three touchdowns. However, the experienced player also made two interceptions.
Brady is now only three interceptions away from his career record of 14 (2002). Mahomes has only two interceptions for 30 touchdowns – the best ratio in NFL history.
Hill and Mahomes historical
Hill’s touchdowns after passes from Mahomes were over 75, 44 and 20 yards. In the first quarter he had 203 yards and two touchdowns. Since 1980, according to ESPN, only Qadry Ismail (210 in the third quarter in December 1999) and Lee Evans (205 in the first quarter in November 2006) had catches over 200 yards in one quarter.
This season the Wide Receiver has already broken the magic mark of 1000 yards.
Mahomes threw for 359 yards in the first half – no one else had done so much in the first two quarters in the past 20 years.
The Chiefs were dominant for a long time and went into the final quarter with a 17-point lead before Brady found Mike Evans twice. But in the final ten minutes, Mahomes kept possession of the ball in order to get the win over time.
Of four direct duels, Mahomes and Brady have now won two each.
Broncos without quarterback no chance
Meanwhile, despite a poor performance by Cam Newton (84 yards, two interceptions), the New England Patriots (5-6) celebrated an important 20-17 victory over Arizona Cardinals (6-5).
The Denver Broncos, who were without a real quarterback due to Corona regulations, did not stand a chance against the New Orleans Saints in a 3-31 win. Wide Receiver Kendall Hinton, who stepped in as quarterback, only managed a nine-yard pass for 13 yards in the entire game and also made two interceptions.
Meanwhile, the outstanding Aaron Rodgers (4 touchdowns, 211 yards) led the Green Bay Packers to a 41-25 lead over the Chicago Bears, who have now lost five games in a row after a strong 5-1 season start.