Patrick Mahomes tosses four TDs, runs for another as Chiefs grab 34-20 win over Ravens

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In a battle of top AFC contenders, the Kansas City Chiefs proved they are still at the top of the heap.

Patrick Mahomes tossed four touchdown passes and ran for another as the Chiefs gained 517 yards and improved to 3-0 with a 34-20 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night. It’s the 12th consecutive win for Kansas City dating back to last season.

The defending Super Bowl champions greatly outclassed Baltimore in the first half to build a lead that was never truly threatened. The Ravens scored just three points offensively as the Chiefs built a 27-10 lead at the break. A 26-yard Justin Tucker field goal combined with a 93-yard kickoff return touchdown from Devin Duvernay served as the only points for the Ravens in the half.

Meanwhile, Mahomes ran for a 3-yard touchdown and had passing scores to Anthony Sherman, Tyreek Hill and Mecole Hardman as they sliced up the Ravens Defense. Kansas City out-gained the Ravens by a 333-97 margin in the half with 18 first downs gained to just five from Baltimore.

Mahomes’ run gave the Chiefs a 6-3 lead before a missed extra point from Harrison Butker. The missed extra point and a missed 42-yard field goal from Butker were about the only blemishes on the night for the Chiefs.

Mahomes connected with Sherman on a 5-yard touchdown on an underhanded shovel pass to increase the lead to 13-3. Duvernay’s ensuing kickoff return score would pull the Ravens right back into the mix at 13-10 before Mahomes and the Chiefs put on the afterburners. A 20-yard touchdown to Hill and a 49-yard touchdown to Hardman rounded out the first half lead.

A 42-yard Tucker field goal and a 5-yard touchdown pass from Lamar Jackson to Nick Boyle pulled the Ravens within a score at 27-20 early in the fourth quarter. However, the Chiefs answered with a 13-play, 75-yard drive that drained nearly seven minutes off the clock as Mahomes connected with Eric Fisher on a tackle-eligible play for a 2-yard touchdown to cap the victory for Kansas City.

Kansas City held Jackson to a career-low 97 yards passing on the night. Jackson added 83 yards on nine carries but the Ravens Offense could not get anything going consistently.

The Chiefs converted 10 of 13 chances on third down on the night. Mahomes completed 31 of 42 passes for 385 yards and four touchdowns.

52 responses to “Patrick Mahomes tosses four TDs, runs for another as Chiefs grab 34-20 win over Ravens

  1. 97 yards passing for the waaaaaay overhyped Lamar Jackson. This guy is no good. Josh Allen is a better talent. I think Dak is better.

  2. Lamar Jackson looked bad. It’s a trend that continues of him only being able to pass well when he has wide open targets. When he gets consistent pressure on him he’s unable to make anything happen and tonight was another example of that. I’m sure he’ll still win 13 games in the regular season but I wonder how far he’s going to go in the playoffs again.

  3. Remember too…..this Chiefs defense isn’t all that. It doesn’t take much though against Lamar Jackson. Take away his first option and the only thing he can do is run. The Titans gave the blueprint on how to beat him and now teams have caught on.

    Mahomes is ten times the QB Jackson is. The only reason Jackson is dangerous is his running. Nobody is afraid of his arm or his ability to go through his progressions.

  4. I still don’t understand the Ravens strategy. The first drive Ingram was running the ball strong yet the genius HC decided to change him and let Jackson throw the ball three times and then kick the FG. Seems to me that Harbaugh is trying to prove that the only one irreplaceable in the team is Jackson.

  5. I think Andy Reid could be the greatest coach of all time. I’ve always liked his play calling. I like the way he runs his teams. I’ve seen what other great coaches were able to do when they had HOF QB’s, but I’m just now seeing what Andy can do, now that he finally, after all these years, has himself a legit HOF QB. He’s unstoppable.

  6. No way lamar should be let off the hook on this one. People crap on my Dak . But he has never had a game like that. Under 100 yards passing?! Come on man. And people forget Dak was a 4th rounder. Lamar deserves some heat

  7. Lamar Jackson running with the ball is explosive and exciting. Lamar Jackson throwing the ball is on a Tim Tebow level.

    Against a team they can physically dominate with the running game, he get some college style wide open passes called. But him against a good QB and a stout run defense the wheels fall right off. The hype train crashed on national TV. He is young but someone needs to work with him on those passes.

  8. Momentum killed when play calling was changed away from the Chief’s weakness. Greg Roman likes to get cute. Why stop ramming the ball down their throat when you’re about to score? Dumb. I’ll take the lump, long season, we’ll get another shot.

  9. When the Ravens lose it was a great game for Pittsburgh fans.

    Go Steelers!

    Ps: Yikes that Mahomes guy is pretty good lol

  10. And Jackson was the MVP! What a joke. He’s not anywhere near the level of Mahomes.

    Mahomes is beyond a doubt the number one QB in the NFL. Jackson’s not even in the top five.

  11. One game does not make or break any player. And if the Ravens had won, you would have said, it’s only the regular season. See you in the playoffs!!

  12. Any QB who goes against the Chiefs for 4 quarters, and can’t throw for 100 yards against their mediocre/beat up defense, is not much of a QB. One of the Chiefs CB had a cast on his hand for God sakes!

  13. So much for that vaunted #1 Raven defense.

    In their own crib no less.

    Fraudulently over-rated. The Buffalo Bills concern this Chiefs fan more than that Baltimore team does.

  14. carloswlassiter says:
    September 28, 2020 at 11:30 pm

    Ravens are great when they have a lead, but they are helpless when they fall behind.
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    So far, very true. Something we gotta fix or just keep the lead. Lamar won unanimous MVP. It’s not the prettiest pass award. What are you going to do? Take the trophy away from him? That was last year anyway. Move on.

  15. romeisfallingagain says:
    September 28, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    Are we done with the ‘Jackson is better than Mahomes’ stuff for a while now?

    Super, thanks.
    ______________________________

    Ok, who seriously said that? Lamar had a better regular season last year, but Mahomes, Rodgers and Russell have always been better. Look, I’m not trying to have the best QB in the league. I’m trying to win a third SB and I am very pleased with the team and Lamar. See you in Tampa, baby!!

  16. God that felt good.

    Everyone’s crapping on the Chiefs D should maybe back up and watch them on this 12 game winning streak. They’ve been pretty good over all and pretty great when it counts. Last week they played a old division rival after preparing for a different QB for 10 days. They stomped the Texans and Deshaun for what it’s worth. Mahomes and this offense is the best in the league, but don’t sleep on the chiefs D.

  17. Ravens got waxed on both sides of the ball. Lamar missed wide open throws to Andrews all night. Mahomes was on all cylinders thanks to the Ravens not even trying to disguise their blitzes. Ravens aren’t in the Chiefs league.

  18. Running QB’S work now, with all the safety rules today, in the past it was much tougher, and they wouldn’t last!

  19. I see the Lamar haters just sit and wait and wait and wait and wait for a bad game from him so they can finally jump up and go ” see! I told you he’s not a good QB!”
    What about all those games where he and his team was rolling through the league and him winning MVP for his body of work?

    “Those games don’t matter but this ine game those!”
    The mentality of a hater doesn’t adhere to logic.

  20. charliecharger says:
    September 28, 2020 at 11:35 pm
    I think Andy Reid could be the greatest coach of all time. I’ve always liked his play calling. I like the way he runs his teams. I’ve seen what other great coaches were able to do when they had HOF QB’s, but I’m just now seeing what Andy can do, now that he finally, after all these years, has himself a legit HOF QB. He’s unstoppable.

    —————
    I was talking about this same thing with a friend. BB is still slightly ahead because of rings i think, but Andy is right there. What people dont talk about with Andy is his coaching tree. I mean other than Walsh and Parcels i dont think anyone else in the history of football has so many guys leave their staff and go on to be very successful coaches in their own right. Its really impressive.

  21. Mahomes earned his salary last night! Ravens receivers didn’t give Jackson any help last night , many drops! Andrews drop in end zone was a killer for Ravens!

  22. Bearfan54 says:
    September 28, 2020 at 11:52 pm
    And we got Trubisky. I picked a bad week to quit drinking.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Surely, you jest!

  23. 4 sacks of this RB masquerading as a QB. Yeah Ravens fans, the playoffs are gonna be a lock. But will Distraction Jackson be upright by then? Keep carrying the ball 10x a game, genius.

  24. I think that big POP we heard last night was the sound of the Jackson hype bubble bursting. MVP? Yea sure. NOT! That was made abundantly clear last night. Mahomes is the real deal. Jackson is a good runner, period….

  25. Did someone forget to tell Marcus Peters that the social distancing rules don’t apply on the field? Wow what a terrible performance..

  26. THAT was the best defense in the NFL? The Chiefs could’ve hung a 50-burger if they hadn’t taken their foot off the gas midway through the 3rd qtr. We saw a good defense last night, it just wasn’t the Ravens D.

  27. Impressive game by the Chiefs, except for special teams. As expected, they clearly look like the best team in the NFL, but there’s a long way to go.

  28. KC looked great. Ravens didn’t show up. Ravens have a lot of work to do. Patrick Mahomes is pretty good!!

  29. Bearfan54 says:
    September 28, 2020 at 11:52 pm
    And we got Trubisky. I picked a bad week to quit drinking.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Can’t believe the Bears traded up one spot from 3 to 2 so they could draft TriBUSTky, and left Patrick Mahomes and Desean Watson on the board? That alone should have gotten the GM fired. This may turn out to be the draft mistake of the decade.

  30. patsfan1818 says:
    September 29, 2020 at 1:45 am
    Ravens got waxed on both sides of the ball. Lamar missed wide open throws to Andrews all night.

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    To be fair, not all of that was on LJ. Andrews in particular (and a couple other of their WRs) should’ve come down with some of those catches. Mahomes made Jackson look bush league all night, but also laughable to see people straight-up dismiss LJ after one game given how often that offense wipes other teams up.

    Not a Chiefs fan in the slightest, but Mahomes is pretty amazing to watch. Edwards-Helaire has also looked great.

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