Mahomes completed 23 of 37 passes for 260 yards with one interception in Sunday's 19-9 win over the Cowboys. He also gained 11 rushing yards on seven carries.
Analysis: Kansas City's brief offensive resurgence lasted all of one week, as the Cowboys focused on taking away the deep ball while Micah Parsons and the pass rush chased after Mahomes. Fortunately, the K.C. defense put together an even better game plan to handle Dak Prescott and a short-handed Dallas attack. Mahomes will head into a Week 12 bye on a four-game winning streak, but with plenty of questions to answer after he's failed to throw more than one TD in four of his last five contests.
Nov 21, 2021 8:50 PM EST
Mahomes completed 35 of 50 pass attempts for 406 yards and five touchdowns in Sunday's 41-14 win over the Raiders.
Analysis: Mahomes was finally clicking on all cylinders for what seems like the first time this entire season. It also felt like the first time all three of Kansas City's stars flourished together in the same contest. The noticeable difference in Mahomes' game was his decision making, as he consistently took what the defense gave him instead of going for the flashy big throws excessively. It has undoubtedly been a rough first half of the season for the 25-year-old, but this is the kind of confidence-boosting performance that his fantasy managers have been patiently waiting for. Mahomes and the Chiefs will take on the Cowboys next Sunday in what could be a high-scoring affair between offenses that rediscovered their grooves this week.
Nov 14, 2021 9:19 PM EST
Mahomes completed 20 of 37 pass attempts for 166 yards and one touchdown against Green Bay on Sunday.
Analysis: For the third week in a row, Mahomes had a favorable matchup but averaged under six yards per pass attempt and failed to score multiple touchdowns. Even before this brutal three-game stretch Mahomes had more turnovers (five) than touchdowns (four) in Weeks 5 and 6, so he's been struggling for five weeks now. Mahomes is clearly too good of a quarterback -- and players like Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce too good as pass catchers -- for these struggles to last forever, but it's alarming that it has taken this long to sort out their struggles. An adjustment of some kind in the Kansas City offense might be necessary, and if so they better figure it out before they face the Raiders on Sunday Night Football in Week 10.
Nov 7, 2021 5:04 PM EST
Mahomes completed 29 of 48 passes for 275 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Monday night's 20-17 win over the Giants. He also rushed three times for 10 yards.
Analysis: Mahomes connected on his first eight passes before having an attempt bounce off the helmet of a teammate and then intercepted in the end zone to halt Kansas City's opening drive. That play gave Mahomes a seventh straight outing with at least one pick and he flirted a couple others Monday night as well. Nonetheless, the signal-caller still did enough to lead the Chiefs to victory, mostly by utilizing Tyreek Hill on crossing routes and finding targets close to the line of scrimmage. Although it again wasn't a pretty performance by Mahomes' standards, he'll now approach Week 9's showdown against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers coming off a needed victory.
Nov 1, 2021 8:35 PM EST
Mahomes is not listed on Kansas City's Week 8 injury report.
Analysis: Mahomes was shook up during his team's Week 7 loss to the Titans, but the QB -- who was replaced by Chad Henne in the fourth quarter of the contest -- subsequently cleared the NFL's concussion protocol and approaches Monday night's game against the Giants free of any injury concerns, per coach Andy Reid, via Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post. Seven weeks in the 2021 season, Mahomes ranks fourth in the NFL with 2,093 passing yards and has thrown 18 TDs versus nine picks in that span, while rushing 32 times for 219 yards and a score.
Oct 28, 2021 2:41 PM EST
Mahomes (undisclosed) avoided a concussion in Sunday's loss to the Titans and is expected to start against the Giants in Week 8, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Mahomes exited the game after being shaken up on a hit that caught him up high, and there was no reason to rush his return with the Chiefs getting blown out. He subsequently cleared the NFL's concussion protocol, so Chiefs fans and Mahomes fantasy managers alike can breathe a sigh of relief. His practice reps will likely be capped this week, but Mahomes should be available against the Giants on MNF and will have an extra day to heal up.
Oct 24, 2021 4:34 PM EST
Mahomes, who was replaced by Chad Henne in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Titans after absorbing a hit, was subsequently able to clear the NFL's concussion protocol, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: With Kansas City down 27-3, coach Andy Reid played it safe with his star QB, so at this stage it looks like Mahomes should be fine for next Monday's game against the Giants. For his part, Mahomes indicated after Sunday's contest that he feels fine, but it will still be worth checking back on his status once the team resumes practicing in advance of Week 8.
Oct 24, 2021 1:56 PM EST
Mahomes was replaced by Chad Henne in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Titans after being shook up by a hit that led to the QB being helped off the field, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: At first glance, this didn't look good for Mahomes, but he subsequently emerged from the medical tent and appeared to be okay. However, with Kansas City down by a score of 27-3, it's quite possible that Mahomes being removed from the contest was a precautionary move. Prior to his exit, Mahomes completed 20 of 35 passes for 206 yards and a pick, while adding six carries for 35 yards. In any case, the star signal-caller's status is now worth monitoring as next Monday's game against the Giants approaches.
Oct 24, 2021 1:00 PM EST
Mahomes completed 32 of his 47 passes for 397 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's 31-13 win over Washington.
Analysis: Mahomes led the Chiefs to only 10 points in the first half, in part because he threw two interceptions. After his struggles in Week 5, there was significant reason to worry about his performance. However, he roared back to complete 13 of 23 passes for 222 yards and two touchdowns in the second half to post his highest passing yardage total of the season. On the campaign, Mahomes has recorded multiple passing touchdowns in every game and has topped 300 yards in three of six contests.
Oct 17, 2021 3:04 PM EST
Mahomes completed 33 of 54 pass attempts for 272 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions while rushing eight times for 61 yards and losing a fumble in Sunday's 38-20 loss to the Bills.
Analysis: Mahomes struggled mightily against the Bills' defensive front, constantly getting flushed out of the pocket and being forced to complete shorter passes. The decline in pocket protection has been noticeable this year, which could be one of the main reasons we are seeing more flaws in the star quarterback's play in 2021. Despite the slight decline, Mahomes is still posting numbers worthy of starting in any fantasy format, with 298.0 yards per game and a 16:6 TD:INT ratio through five contests. Mahomes may have to work his magic against a tough Washington defensive front next Sunday.
Oct 10, 2021 10:38 PM EST
Mahomes completed 24 of 30 passes for 278 yards, five touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 42-30 win over the Eagles. He added 26 yards on five rushing attempts.
Analysis: Mahomes capped Kansas City's first possession with a shovel pass to Clyde Edwards-Helaire for a one-yard touchdown, then found Tyreek Hill for a six-yard score to take a 14-10 lead before adding a two-yard pass to Jody Fortson for his third touchdown pass in as many first-half possessions. His hot streak was briefly interrupted by an interception on the first drive of the second half, but Mahomes bounced back with touchdowns of 12 and 44 yards to Hill as the Chiefs pulled away in the fourth quarter. Mahomes boasts an impressive 14:4 TD:INT heading into a high-profile Week 5 rematch of last season's AFC Championship Game against the Bills.
Oct 3, 2021 1:37 PM EST
Mahomes completed 27 of 44 passes for 260 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions in the Chiefs' 30-24 loss to the Chargers on Sunday. He also rushed four times for 45 yards.
Analysis: Kansas City has suffered a few Arrowhead Stadium losses during Mahomes' tenure as starting quarterback, and this latest one can be pinned partly on his shoulders. The star quarterback threw a particularly ill-timed interception off his back foot with the game knotted at 24 and 1:55 remaining, leading to what would eventually be the Chargers' game-winning touchdown. Mahomes' other pick came in the first quarter off a deflected pass and on an acrobatic snag by rookie Asante Samuel, while his three scores went into the hands of the unlikely trio of Jody Fortson, Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Mecole Hardman. Mahomes and the Chiefs will now look to shake off a rare second consecutive loss and even their record in a road battle versus the Eagles in Week 4.
Sep 26, 2021 1:22 PM EST
Mahomes completed 24 of 31 pass attempts for 343 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 36-35 loss to the Ravens.
Analysis: Mahomes carved up the Ravens' secondary -- as he is known to do on occasion -- while spreading the ball around to nine different receivers. He did have an ill-advised interception where he tried making one of his signature throws while being tackled to the ground, but there was no magic there this time around. While his team ended up falling just short of victory, Mahomes gaudy stat line will surely boost his fantasy manager's scores heading into the final game of Week 2. The young phenom could be involved in his third consecutive shootout in a divisional matchup against Justin Herbert and the Chargers on Sunday.
Sep 19, 2021 9:47 PM EST
Mahomes completed 27 of 36 passes for 337 yards and three touchdowns while adding 18 rushing yards and a TD on five carries in Sunday's 33-29 win over the Browns.
Analysis: The 25-year-old superstar has never lost in September in his career, but that streak looked to be in jeopardy when Cleveland took a 22-10 lead into halftime. In fact, Kansas City didn't pull ahead until early in the fourth quarter, when Mahomes hit Tyreek Hill for a 75-yard TD on a one-play drive. Mahomes will face another tough defense in Baltimore in Week 2, but he's proven he can put up big numbers against any opponent.
Sep 12, 2021 8:01 PM EST
Mahomes completed eight of nine passes for 117 yards and two touchdowns in Friday night's 28-25 preseason win over the Vikings.
Analysis: Mahomes was his spectacular self in limited action. He connected with Travis Kelce for 28 yards on his first throw of the night, then hit Tyreek Hill for a 35-yard touchdown on his next attempt. The former Super Bowl MVP followed that by finding Blake Bell for a five-yard score on his second and final drive, ending his preseason on a high. After Friday's brief tune-up, Mahomes will now turn his attention toward the regular season, beginning with Week 1's matchup against the Browns.
Aug 27, 2021 8:31 PM EST
Mahomes completed 10 of 18 passes for 78 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in the Chiefs' 17-10 preseason win over the Cardinals on Friday night. He also rushed twice for 10 yards.
Analysis: There had been talk of Mahomes playing into the second quarter, and that's exactly what came to fruition. The star signal-caller's last pass ended up in the hands of the Cardinals' Byron Murphy with 8:07 remaining in the first half, and the Chiefs ultimately produced just three points while Mahomes was in the game. Nevertheless, the night brought a solid workload for Mahomes, who may well sit out next Friday night's preseason finale versus the Vikings and take his next snap in a Week 1 showdown against the Browns.
Aug 20, 2021 8:07 PM EST
Coach Andy Reid said Mahomes and other starters will play "a half, somewhere there about" in Friday's preseason game against Arizona, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Mahomes played one drive in the preseason opener against San Francisco, completing one of two passes for four yards. He'll see more work in the second exhibition, though it is possible Reid pulls his superstars before many of the other starters.
Aug 18, 2021 9:33 AM EST
Coach Andy Reid suggested Mahomes and other starters will play the first quarter in Saturday's preseason opener against San Francisco, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.
Analysis: Reid didn't actually mention Mahomes by name, so it's possible the QB could follow a different plan than other starters, though Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce would also figure to make early exits if Mahomes were to do so. In any case, Reid's general plan is to play starters in the first quarter, second-stringers in the second quarter, third-stingers in the third quarter and everyone else in the fourth.
Aug 12, 2021 11:54 AM EST
Mahomes doesn't anticipate having any restrictions at training camp, as his left foot is fully recovered from February surgery, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: This was expected after Mahomes participated in spring practices. The toe/foot that bothered him at the end of last season is no longer an issue, nor is the rash of injuries that plagued Kansas City's offensive line during the Super Bowl. The team lost longtime starting tackles Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz in the offseason, but then made up for it by signing LG Joe Thuney and trading for LT Orlando Brown. The Chiefs even get Laurent Duvernay-Tardif back from the COVID-19 list, so when all is said and done, their O-line could be better than it was last year. At the skill positions, their offense looks much the same as 2020, minus injury-prone wideout Sammy Watkins (now with the Ravens). As always, Mahomes is set up for success.
Jul 23, 2021 11:55 AM EST
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said Thursday that Mahomes (toe) has been a "full go" in practice during the past week of OTAs, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.
Analysis: Mahomes sat out Thursday's session, but his absence was apparently a pre-planned maintenance day as part of his recovery program from offseason toe surgery. The quarterback is clearly ahead of schedule in his rehab, and the fact that he hasn't been restricted in practices this spring suggests he'll head into training camp with few limitations, if any. After Mahomes was under siege throughout the Chiefs' loss to the Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV, Kansas City has made upgrading the offensive line a top priority in the offseason. In addition to getting stalwart right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif back after he opted out of the 2020 season, Kansas City signed left guard Joe Thuney to a five-year, $80 million deal and acquired left tackle Orlando Brown via trade with Baltimore.
May 27, 2021 11:10 AM EST
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