World News – US – Mahomes overtakes Jackson to lead Chiefs to Ravens 34-20


BALTIMORE (AP) – It wasn’t just that Patrick Mahomes threw for a ton of yards and four touchdowns Most impressive was how he did it

Mahomes jumped, danced and jumped in and out of the pocket Sometimes he just backed up and shot point throws down He threw shovel passes and threw him aside

The common thread was that almost everything he did worked for defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs, who beat the Baltimore Ravens 34-20 on Monday night.

Mahomes put on a scintillating spectacle while outscoring Lamar Jackson, who is 0-3 against the Chiefs and 21-1 against the rest of the NFL as a regular season starting quarterback

With Mahomes in the lead, the Chiefs (3-0) put an emphatic end to the Ravens’ 14-game winning streak in the regular season while extending their own run to 12 games (including the playoffs) Mahomes is went 31 for 42 for 385 yards and averaged 65 yards on his four run attempts

‘They don’t give this guy half a billion dollars for no reason,’ Ravens defensive tackle Calais Campbell said  » He just played after the game You have to give him respect  »

Mahomes, who signed a 10-year, $ 503 million extension in July, gave the Chiefs their money’s worth Monday night, surgically shredding a Baltimore defense that had only allowed two touchdowns in its first two matches

« You have to pay homage to Pat for leading the charge He stepped up his efforts, » said Kansas City coach Andy Reid

Mahomes was not intercepted and avoided being sacked The Chiefs led 27-10 at halftime and held on to defeat Baltimore (2-1) for the third straight year

«  The plays that we played, we ended up in the right situations,  » Mahomes said «  I thought the guys were performing at a very high level on these games  »

In a duel between Mahomes, the 2018 NFL MVP, and the player who won the honor last year, Jackson fell short of the man whose resume also includes an MVP trophy of the Super Bowl

Jackson completed 15 of 28 passes for 97 yards and ran 83 yards, including 30 on a carry during the Ravens’ opener possession That wasn’t enough against Mahomes, whose performance Jackson described in one word: «  Exceptional  »

The Chiefs scored touchdowns on their first two possessions – one on a run from Mahomes, the other on a shovel pass to Anthony Sherman – for a 13-3 lead Following that second score, the Ravens rookie Devin Duvernay lined up the kickoff and sprinted down the straight sideline for a 93-yard touchdown

Kansas City followed with a hat-trick, but Baltimore just couldn’t contain Mahomes for a long time After recovering the ball, Mahomes completed passes from 29 and 18 yards before hitting Tyreek Hill for a score of 20 yards to top a 73-yard drive

A 49-yard touchdown pass from Mahomes to Mecole Hardman helped the Chiefs win 17 at halftime The only other time Jackson was this dragged at break in an NFL game was the year last, when the Chiefs had a 23-6 lead

In it, Kansas City hit the brakes in the second half before Baltimore closed at 27-20 This is when Mahomes showed why he is the highest-paid player in the league and arguably the best quarterback in the NFL

In a 13-game, 75-yard practice that produced the decisive score, Mahomes converted a third and 5 with an 18-yard pass and ran 12 yards on a third and 10 He returned a 12-yard pass to Sammy Watkins to score a first goal in 2, from which Mahomes threw a touchdown pass for appreciative tackle Eric Fisher with 8:14 left to play

There were around 250 people in the seats, including immediate family members of the Ravens players, coaches and front office staff. They were scattered in several sections behind the Baltimore sideline

The chiefs all appeared to be sidelined during the national anthem The Ravens, meanwhile, offered a mix of protests to call attention to social injustice: some knelt down, including Jackson, some got up and some others sat on the bench

Chiefs: CB L’Jarius Sneed was ruled out in the third quarter due to a collarbone injury DE Alex Okafor (hamstring) was inactive G Andrew Wylie was inactive and went to hospital with a problem stomach upset, but it was okay, said Reid

Chiefs: host New England on Sunday Patriots are 2-1 with Cam Newton on offense

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World News – United States – Mahomes overtakes Jackson to lead Chiefs to Ravens 34-20



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