QB Patrick Mahomes II - Kansas City Chiefs
|6-2, 225||Born: 9-17-1995||College: Texas Tech||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2017|
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Week 14: at New England Patriots
FBG says: Bad matchup. If you look at the score last week you might think Patrick Mahomes had one of his quintessential days of throwing for 400 yards in a dominating performance as the Chiefs won 40-7. However, it was the exact opposite for the Chiefs this past week as Mahomes completed just 52% of his passes and threw for just 175 yards. What is interesting is that Mahomes in non-injury games has thrown for less than 240 yards just twice in his career and both of those games were in the past two weeks as he threw for 175 yards last week and 182 yards in Week 11. While both performances were wins, the problem in Kansas City has been their receiving group outside of Tyreek Hill. Last week not a single receiver caught a pass besides Hill, and in the game against the Chargers in which he left early due to injury, Sammy Watkins led the receiving group with just two receptions for 26 yards. With both Damien Williams and Darrell Williams out in the running game, the Chiefs are going to desperately need another player to step up whether it is Watkins, Mecole Hardman, or another player such as Byron Pringle. For the first time all season, the Patriots secondary looked a step slow compared to the Texans. While statistically, they held the Texans to just 235 yards passing, they did allow four touchdowns including a 35-yard passing touchdown to Kenny Stills. The Patriots had a rough week as Jason McCourty was out, and the team had the flu circling through their locker room keeping several players out of practice this week, and they did look much better in the second half of the game after half-time adjustments. This was just a game in which they did not come out and perform to their standard, but the overall story is that this is still the best passing defense in football as they have allowed just one quarterback to throw for over 250 yards which was to Ben Roethlisberger in Week 1. It is a very disciplined team that all know their role led by Stephon Gilmore and the safeties Devin McCourty and Duron Harmon. If they get Jason McCourty back this week, it will minimize their one weakness which has been J.C. Jackson and allow him back to his normal slot position.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24
Patrick Mahomes II's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 13 vs OAK (15 / 29 / 175 / 1 / 0 pass, 3 / 25 / 1 rush)
Mahomes had a quiet fantasy afternoon, in part because of a good performance by the Raiders defense in part because running backs accounted for two scores on the ground. He was in retreat mode most of the afternoon and Tyreek Hill never got free deep. A touchdown to Demarcus Robinson was wiped off of the board via penalty and Travis Kelce had a few drops that hurt Mahomes bottom line. He also had a possible pick six dropped and another interception thrown in the Oakland end zone taken off of the board due to questionable review. His touchdown pass was a simple swing pass to Darrel Williams and he looked swift as a runner on his rushing score.
2019 Week 11 vs LAC (19 / 32 / 182 / 1 / 1 pass, 5 / 59 / 0 rush)
Patrick Mahomes completed 19 of 32 passes for 182 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the Chiefs win over the Chargers on Monday. Mahomes also rushed five times for 59 yards, leading the Chiefs in rushing yards on the evening. The rushing total was a career high for Mahomes, and this speaks volumes about Mahomes ability to impact a game because it came on a night when he had his career low with respect to passing yards. Mahomes could not get much going on a night where he lost Tyreek Hill early in the game with a hamstring injury. The Chargers were dropping into coverage and forcing the Chiefs to beat them on the ground, but in doing so they lost track of Mahomes ability to scramble. This directly influenced the game as Mahomes was able to run for critical first downs on third and two (20 yard run) and third and seven (24 yard run). Both of these plays highlighted the fact that the Chargers were willing to let the Chiefs beat them on the ground, as they had dropped so many men into coverage that once Mahomes got outside the pocket he didn't hit his first defender until nearly 20 yards downfield. Mahomes only touchdown pass of the night came with the Chiefs facing a first and ten from the Chargers 23 yard line. Mahomes took the snap out of the shotgun and while dropping back, was hit with a Chargers pass rush from both sides. Mahomes continued to fade back, giving himself time to throw the ball downfield. Mahomes made a very accurate throw to Kelce, who was running an outside post from the left side of the formation. The ball was exactly where it needed to be, out in front of Kelce and out of range of the two Chargers defenders that had let Kelce get to the perfect spot in between them. Kelce made a fantastic toe tapping catch in the end zone, and this touchdown proved to be the difference in the game.
2019 Week 10 vs TEN (36 / 50 / 446 / 3 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Patrick Mahomes completed 36 of 50 passes for 446 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions in the Chiefs week 10 loss to the Titans. On a day where the Chiefs needed everything in Mahomes arsenal, he nearly pulled off a win despite his defense giving him no help. Mahomes did record a moral victory of sots though, as he came out of this game no worse for the wear after dislocating his kneecap only three short weeks ago. With this in mind, it would have made sense if Mahomes was still a bit rusty, but he showed no signs of that. In fact, he looked exactly like he had early in the season, and he made some incredible throws that require full confidence in a crowded pocket. Mahomes first touchdown pass came on the Chiefs initial drive. Facing a first and goal from the Titans three yard line, Mahomes took the snap out of the shotgun and play action faked to Damien Williams, who was coming across the line from right to left. Right after the fake, Mahomes threw a shovel pass to Travis Kelce who followed the same trajectory as Williams. The shovel pass around the goal-line has been a staple of Andy Reid's offense for quite some time, and the Chiefs run it to perfection with so many pieces that can keep a defense off balance. Mahomes second touchdown pass of the day came with the Chiefs facing a first and 10 from the Titans 11 yard line. Mahomes took the snap out of the shotgun with three receives bunched to his right and Williams sprinting in motion to the right side of the formation just prior to the snap. It was a clear out route for Hill, who ran a crossing route where he basically angled himself diagonally to the back left corner of the endzone and ran to it. Hill was able to get two steps on his defender immediately, and from there it was an easy pass from Mahomes for a touchdown. Mahomes final touchdown pass came with the Chiefs facing a third and nine from their own 37 yard line. Mahomes took the snap out the shotgun and was immediately faced with an aggressive Titans pass rush. In order to get enough juice on his pass, Mahomese jumped up and threw the ball to Hardman, who was running a crossing route from the right to the left sideline. By jumping, Mahomes bought himself an extra beat and some leverage to get the ball to Hardman. It was a perfect pass directly out in front of Hardman, in stride, which allowed the rookie receiver to just keep running at full speed. He did just that, and outran the entire Titans secondary on his way to a 63 yard touchdown.
2019 Week 7 vs DEN (10 / 11 / 76 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Patrick Mahomes completed 10 of 11 passes for 76 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs 30-6 victory over the Broncos on Thursday night. Mahomes got off to a fast start against the Broncos, throwing a touchdown pass on the Chiefs first drive, however, it wasn't long before the Chiefs Super Bowl hopes came crashing down as Mahomes suffered what was originally thought to be a very gruesome knee injury. The injury turned out to be a dislocated kneecap, and it looks as though it will keep the star quarterback out for three weeks or so. Mahomes only touchdown pass came on the Chiefs first drive with the offense facing a third and two from the Broncos 21 yard line. Mahomes took the snap out of the shotgun and looked to Hardman running a crossing route. The pass was out in front of Hardman and the receiver initially bobbled the ball, but was able to tuck it back in and turn the corner for the 21 yard touchdown. Mahomes would leave the game after only three drives.
2019 Week 6 vs HOU (19 / 35 / 273 / 3 / 1 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Patrick Mahomes completed 19 of 35 passes for 273 yards and three touchdowns with one interception in the Chiefs loss to the Texans on Sunday. This was the third straight game that the opposing defense has slowed down Mahomes and the Chiefs offense, although in fairness, Mahomes being slowed down is equal to a great game for many other quarterbacks. Mahomes got off to a really good start, hitting Tyreek Hill for a touchdown on the Chiefs first possession, and then engineering drives that ended with a field goal and a touchdown on the next two possessions. Unfortunately, the Chiefs only scored points on one of their last six drives, which allowed the Texans to mount a comeback in the second half. Mahomes first touchdown pass came with the Chiefs facing a third and 21 from the Houston 36 yard line. Mahomes took the snap out of the shotgun and was given a gift of a clear offside penalty on the Texans defensive line. Mahomes took advantage of the free play and dropped back in the pocket, waiting for his receivers to get downfield. With nothing to lose, Mahomes threw a deep pass to Hill, who was in double coverage. The pass was a little behind and to the left of Hill, which turned out to be a good thing as it gave him a running start before he jumped up and made the catch directly over a Texans defender. Then with two defenders on his back and another coming in for the tackle, Hill was able to pull them towards the end zone and stretch out for a 46 yard touchdown. Mahomes gets the credit for many of his touchdown passes, but this one was all Hill. Mahomes second touchdown pass came with the Chiefs facing a first and ten at the Houston 14 yard line. Mahomes took the snap out of the shotgun and was immediately forced back by an aggressive Texans pass rush. Mahomes then dumped the ball off to Damien Williams on a designed screen pass. Williams got good blocking and was able to build up his speed as he hit the sideline before cutting back to the middle of the field and scoring easily for a 14 yard touchdown. Mahomes final touchdown pass of the day came with the Chiefs facing a third and goal from the Texans six yard line. Mahomes took the snap out of the shotgun and was immediately flushed from the pocket, taking off and rushing up the middle and toward the right sideline. As he closed in on the line of scrimmage, Mahomes was able to complete a short pass to a wide open Hill for the six yard touchdown. As far as difficulty goes, this was the easiest three touchdowns that Mahomes will probably have all year. The lack of points in the second half is somewhat alarming as the Chiefs have now lost back to back games and their last win was one where they needed to score on the last drive of the game to beat the Lions. Mahomes looked fine with respect to his ankle injury, so it could simply be a product of teams studying tape and finding a scheme that works against the Chiefs, at least for now, but I'd put my money on Andy Reid figuring out some more wrinkles to add to his dynamic offense moving forward.
2019 Week 5 vs IND (22 / 39 / 321 / 1 / 0 pass, 3 / 17 / 0 rush)
Patrick Mahomes completed 22 of 39 passes for 321 yards and one touchdown, while also rushing for 17 yards on three carries. For the second straight game, Mahomes was held in check by the opposing defense, although a big part of that could have been Mahomes injuring his ankle early in the game. He gutted out a respectable performance all things considered, but he was clearly playing at less than a 100% and you have to give the Colts defense credit for containing him despite missing two starters in their secondary. Mahomes made several plays that left you shaking your head, as he has mastered the art of throwing on the run, whether it be to his right or his left. With the Chiefs facing a second and 16 from the Colts 37 yard line, Mahomes took the snap out of the shotgun and was immediately forced out of the pocket, scrambling to the left sideline. While on the run, Mahomes slowed slightly and threw a sidearm pass across his body to Kelce, who was open in the middle of the field for an 18 yard gain. Despite being open, the only way the pass gets completed is if Mahomes is able to deliver an accurate pass to Kelce. Forget accurate, Mahomes put the ball perfectly in Kelce's hands, while on the run...throwing against his body. It was the type of play that Mahomes makes every week and is starting to become routine, but is anything but when you watch the other 31 starting quarterbacks in the NFL. That play set up the Chiefs only offensive touchdown, which came with the offense facing a third and 18 from the Colts 27 yard line. Mahomes took the snap out of the shotgun, and was faced with a Colts pass rush that was coming from both sides and had collapsed the middle of the pocket. Mahomes started to retreat, and in doing so, made an unbelievable fake on the defensive end rushing from his right. Mahomes faded backward and looked as though he was going to rush to his left, but made a quick fake to the center of the field and then rushed hard to his right to leave the Colts pass-rush in the dust. He ran up the right sideline for 18 yards, and while still behind the line of scrimmage, threw a pass on the run to Pringle who was coming back to his quarterback from the back of the end zone. Pringle caught the ball right on the goal line for an improbable touchdown, and a play that will become iconic in terms of Mahomes ability to improvise after the play breaks down. Mahomes was unable to lead the offense to any more touchdowns, but it was hardly his fault, playing on a tweaked ankle and without his top two receivers.
2019 Week 4 vs DET (24 / 42 / 315 / 0 / 0 pass, 6 / 54 / 0 rush)
Patrick Mahomes completed 24 of 42 passes for 315 yards and no touchdowns or interceptions. Mahomes also rushed six times for 54 yards. This was only the third time since Mahomes became the Chiefs starter last season that he failed to throw a touchdown pass. Coming into the game, Mahomes had thrown for 10 touchdowns in the first three games of the season. He did keep his streak of 300 yard passing games alive, with four consecutive games to start the season. The Lions surprisingly kept Mahomes in check by playing man to man defense and double teaming Travis Kelce on a lot of plays, while also choosing to double Watkins, Hardman and Robinson on certain looks. This was surprising not only because of Mahomes prior production (and talent), but also due to the Lions missing star cornerback Darius Slay and losing safety Quandry Diggs to an injury in the first quarter. The Chiefs offensive production is a mix of Mahomes innate talent and the scheming of Andy Reid, but without the deep ball open to him, Mahomes had difficulty getting the ball to Hardman and Robinson, with the two combining for six catches for 44 yards on 14 targets. Mahomes did find a small way to exploit the Lions defensive scheme in the second half, which was to run when they dropped a second linebacker in coverage. This was highly apparent on the games biggest play, a fourth and eight from the Chiefs 34 yard line with 1:55 left in the game and the Chiefs down 39-27. Mahomes took the snap out of the shotgun, and after dropping back he noticed that Kelce was being double teamed. He tucked the ball and split the line rushing straight up the middle for a 15 yard gain that kept the drive alive and allowed them to score the winning touchdown. This type of game is super rare for Mahomes, and while other teams will try and copy the Lions game plan, in the end the Chiefs still won the game.
2019 Week 3 vs BAL (27 / 37 / 374 / 3 / 0 pass, 4 / 9 / 0 rush)
Patrick Mahomes completed 27 of 37 passes for 374 yards and three touchdowns, while also rushing four times for nine yards. Another week, another monster performance from Mahomes. The most impressive part has been Mahomes efficiency, as he is averaging only 38 attempts per game while throwing 10 touchdowns without an interception to start the season. Mahomes first touchdown pass of the game came with the Chiefs facing a first and ten from the Ravens 18 yard line. Mahomes took the snap out of the shotgun and was looking left the entire time. He started to fade back onto his back foot before throwing a deep ball to Demarcus Robinson in the corner of the end zone. Robinson made what was perhaps the play of the game, leaping up off of one foot and catching the ball with his outstretched right hand. While Robinson's catch was impressive, watching Mahomes throw a perfect ball off his back foot on an outside-post route to the corner of the endzone, was equally impressive. The pass was also Mahomes fifth straight touchdown pass to the left side of the field, three of which have gone to Robinson. Mahomes second touchdown pass came with the Chiefs facing a first and ten from their own 17 yard line. Mahomes was lined up in the shotgun and motioned Watkins from the outside left position to the inside left slot. This motion confused the Ravens defense, as when Mahomes took the snap, the nickel back went right to where Watkins was lined up before the snap. This allowed Mecole Hardman to get a free release off the line, and with his speed, that was bound to cause problems. Hardman ran free down the middle of the field before Mahomes found him perfectly in stride at midfield. From there it was a foot race and the Ravens had no chance, as Hardman ran untouched into the endzone for an 83 yard touchdown. Mahomes final touchdown pass came with the Chiefs facing a second and nine from the Ravens 14 yard line. Mahomes took the snap and faked the handoff to McCoy in the backfield before fading onto his backfoot and throwing a screen pass to McCoy as the Ravens defensive line started to get pressure in the backfield. From there, McCoy did the rest, weaving once to the middle of the field and then back towards the sideline before being touched for the first time by a Ravens defender. McCoy managed to fall forward from the two yard line for the 14 yard touchdown.
2019 Week 2 vs OAK (30 / 44 / 443 / 4 / 0 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Patrick Mahomes had a monster day in the Chiefs win over the Raiders, completing 30 of 44 passes for 443 yards and four touchdowns. With Tyreek Hill injured, Mahomes has once again proven he is a playmaker and much more than a distributor. DeMarcus Robinson was the next man up and Mahomes completed all six of his passes to him for 172 yards and two touchdowns. The first of these touchdowns came with the Chiefs down 10-0 late in the first quarter and facing a first and 10 from the Raiders 44 yard line. Mahomes took the snap out of the shotgun and looked to his left the entire time. Robinson ran a straight go-route from the left inside slot position and the Raiders blew the coverage completely. Robinson was left wide open and Mahomes dropped a lob pass into him for an easy 44 yard touchdown. Mahomes second touchdown pass of the second quarter came after he had completed seven passes on the drive, and the Chiefs were facing a third and 20 from the Raiders 42 yard line. Hardman was lined up in the inside left slot position and ran a deep post to the middle of the field. He blew by the Raiders safeties and Mahomes threw a perfect ball to Hardman in stride for a 42 yard touchdown. Mahomes wasn't done yet in the second quarter though, as the Chiefs started their next possession from their own six yard line. After completing consecutive passes to Damien Williams (32 yards) and DeMarcus Robinson (43 yards), Mahomes found himself facing a second and 17 from the Raiders 27 yard line after an illegal block penalty on the offensive line. Mahomes took the snap out of the shotgun with Travis Kelce bunched in the slot to his left. Kelce faked out his defender off the line and got outside position on him, leaving him room to run a go route up the left sideline. Mahomes looked straight to Kelce the whole way and dropped an absolute dime into his hands at the two yard line. The ball was in the perfect spot for only Kelce to catch it, resulting in a 27 yard touchdown and Mahomes third of the second quarter. He still wasn't done though. The Chiefs got the ball back with 47 seconds left in the second quarter and at the Oakland 39 yard line. Mahomes took the snap out of the shotgun with Robinson lined up on his left. Robinson ran a go-route up the left sideline, maintaining outside position the entire time. Mahomes got time in the pocket to go through his progressions and then uncorked a bomb to Robinson, which he threw at Robinson's back-shoulder. Robinson turned around at the last second and snatched the ball for a 39 yard touchdown. It was a perfect pass from Mahomes, and a fantastic catch from Robinson. It also happened to be Mahomes fourth touchdown pass of the second quarter, setting another NFL record for the third year quarterback.
2019 Week 1 vs JAX (25 / 33 / 378 / 3 / 0 pass, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Patrick Mahomes completed 25 of 33 passes for 378 yards and three touchdowns, while also rushing one time for two yards. Mahomes wasted absolutely no time in putting the rest of the league on notice this season, connecting with Watkins for a 68 yard touchdown on the Chiefs third offensive play of the game. With the Chiefs facing a third and three from their own 32 yard line, Mahomes took the snap out of the Shotgun formation and pump faked to the right side before going through his progressions. After pumping to the left side, Mahomes hit Watkins over the middle at the Chiefs 40 yard line. Watkins primary defender tried to jump the route but was late getting to the ball, allowing Watkins to turn the ball up-field. At the time of Watkins catching the ball, he is surrounded in a circle by six Jaguars defenders with only DeMarcus Robinson as a capable blocker. That wasn't a problem for Houdini Watkins though, as he cut up the field and juked two Jaguars defenders out of their shoes while expertly using Robinson's block to create an angle where the Jaguars defenders could not catch him on his way to a 68 yard touchdown. Mahomes next touchdown pass came with the Chiefs facing a first and 10 from the 50 yard line. Mahomes took the snap under center with four receivers bunched in the slot on both sides, with no offensive players lined up outside the hash mark. Mahomes play-action faked to Damien Williams in the backfield and then looked off the Jaguars safeties with his eyes, drawing coverage to the left side of the field. Mahomes waited for Watkins to run a shallow crossing route from the left to the right, only the played called for Watkins to turn upfield similar to a wheel-route. It was a genius level play call by Andy Reid, as by the time Watkins had turned up field, there was not a Jaguar defender within 10 yards of him. Mahomes threw a perfect lob pass to Watkins, capping off a 50 yard touchdown for their second connection of the game. But wait, there's more! Mahomes finished his day with a third touchdown pass to Watkins, this time from three yards out with the Chiefs facing a second and goal. Mahomes took the snap out of the shotgun, directing McCoy to motion to the left side of the formation before snapping the ball. On the right side, Watkins was lined up out wide and ran a quick drag to the middle of the field before stopping on a dime and pivoting hard to the right side of the end zone. It is a route that Travis Kelce has been using his size/speed combination to kill his defenders with the last two seasons, and Watkins followed his lead to a tee. Watkins quick cut gave him a step on his defender and then Mahomes threw a perfect pass out away to the sideline, which allowed Watkins to use his length to snag the touchdown catch without his defender having a chance to make a play on the ball.
Latest NewsChiefs | Patrick Mahomes a full participant (Thu Dec 5, 07:32 PM) - Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 5. link to story Chiefs | Patrick Mahomes fully practices (Wed Dec 4, 07:47 PM) - Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. link to story Chiefs | Patrick Mahomes accounts for two scores (Mon Dec 2, 12:09 AM) - Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes finished 15-of-29 for a career-low 175 yards and a touchdown in Week 13 against the Oakland Raiders. He also ran three times for 25 more yards and another touchdown. link to story Chiefs | Patrick Mahomes ready to play (Fri Nov 29, 05:10 PM) - Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 29, and is not on the injury report for Week 13. link to story Chiefs | Kansas City's Week 13 injury report (Fri Nov 29, 04:09 PM) - Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams (rib) was unable to practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 13 against the Oakland Raiders. WR Sammy Watkins (illness) was upgraded to a full practice Friday, Nov. 29, and has been removed from the injury report. DT Derrick Nnadi (elbow), TE Blake Bell (ankle), CB Kendall Fuller (thumb), WR Tyreek Hill (hamstring), S Jordan Lucas (shoulder), QB Patrick Mahomes (knee), DE Alex Okafor (ankle) and OT Mitchell Schwartz (knee) participated in full all week and no longer appear on the injury report. link to story More News
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