Mahomes helps Chiefs rally past Titans 20-17 in overtime
Patrick Mahomes was probably having flashbacks Sunday night to his days at Texas Tech when he would scramble around like a kid playing sandlot football while routinely throwing the ball 60-plus times in a game. The Chiefs needed all of it — every run, every throw, every yard — to rally past the Tennessee Titans.
Mahomes finished 43 of 68 for 446 yards and a touchdown, and he ran for the tying score and 2-point conversion late in the fourth quarter, before Harrison Butker atoned for two earlier misses by drilling the go-ahead field goal in overtime and lifting the Chiefs to the 20-17 victory. “I did not know I threw that many,” Mahomes said with a smile, “but yeah, Texas Tech, I threw a couple, so I’m able to do it.” Chiefs coach Andy Reid improved to 21-3 coming off a bye by beating a franchise that has long been his nemesis.
He was just 2-9 against the Titans — heck, Reid has three wins against the Chiefs — including a 27-3 loss in Nashville last year. In Week 7 of the 2021 season, the Tennessee Titans hosted the Kansas City Chiefs, winning 27-3. Tennessee’s defense limited Kansas City to 334 total yards, including just 67 in the first half, and they had four sacks and three takeaways in the win.
He won eight of his chances (66.7%) and held possession for 36 minutes and 21 seconds. Tennessee led 14-0 in the first quarter as he combined two touchdown drives. On the opening drive, WRs A.J. Brown and Julio He threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to TE MyCole Pruitt after Jones caught a first-down pass and RB Derrick Henry added 20 total yards before Henry took his snap directly.
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