Week 11 Preview: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Las Vegas Raiders
In a rematch of their Week 5 matchup, the Kansas City Chiefs travel to Las Vegas to battle the Raiders on Sunday Night Football. Jon Gruden’s team was able to dominate both lines of scrimmage, leading to 490 yards of total offense. The Raider defense forced Patrick Mahomes to throw his lone interception of the season. Andy Reid and company will come in with extra motivation this week. Here’s what to expect in this one.Kansas City ChiefsFresh off a bye week, the world champion Chiefs are riding high. Winners of their last four games, the team squeaked out a hard-fought victory over the Carolina...
Prime Time Sports Talk
Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Donald highlight NFL midseason awards
Midway through the NFL season, who has stood out the most?The envelopes, please … .———MVP: Chiefs QB Patrick MahomesMahomes faced nine opponents for whom a Chiefs game was their Super Bowl. His best interior blocker opted out of the 2020 season, as did running back Damien Williams, who had a big Super Bowl in February. The team’s best blocker, right tackle Mitchell Schwartz, missed three games. Receiver Sammy Watkins went down, too.Mahomes responded by leading the Chiefs to an 8-1 record with road victories against the Bills (7-2) and Ravens (6-2). The explosive passing game he established ope...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Sam Mellinger: Patrick Mahomes is playing terrifically, no matter what you may have heard
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Patrick Mahomes doesn’t need my advice, or yours, unless you are Andy Reid in which case: Hi Andy, been meaning to thank you for the prime rib cooking tip. It’s perfection.So, anyway, the advice. Mahomes doesn’t need it. Life is going just fine for him. But even this early in the column you can probably tell some advice is coming, so we might as well get it out of the way:Patrick, don’t say you’ve spoiled fans with your play. Your friend LeBron James can tell you how that went for him. Not worth it.He won’t, of course, because three years into this gig and it’s obvious he al...
The Kansas City Star
Patrick Mahomes & Brittany Matthews Announce Sex of Their Baby – A Girl!
Patrick Mahomes and his fiance Brittany Matthews are expecting a baby girl!The 25-year-old NFL star quarterback and his fiance announced the sex of their baby on the way in a video montage of their confetti-filled party outdoors, in which the couple had friends and family participate through a video call.Decked out in all white themselves, the pair watched their adorable dogs walk along a white carpet with either pink or blue paint on their paws to reveal the baby’s sex. The paint was pink – it’s a girl! The couple hugged their pets and posed for pictures with smiles all around.Matthews later ...
Sam Mellinger: The continuing evolution of Patrick Mahomes, leader of men (and the Kansas City Chiefs)
There’s an old line about leadership, especially in sports. The point is made in different ways, but the general gist is that a star needs to make his teammates better but also understand that if things go sideways nobody is blaming the bench players or the slot receiver.They’re coming after the star.That’s an earned burden, fair or not, and half the process can be understanding that fair is irrelevant. Careers can get stuck without it. The balance is delicate.We’ll come back to that point in a bit, but this is all mentioned to talk about Patrick Mahomes.This is an important moment in an impor...
The Kansas City Star
Armando Salguero: How the Tua Tagovailoa situation compares to Patrick Mahomes. And where it does not.
MIAMI — Any observer watching how the Miami Dolphins are handling their quarterback situation with Ryan Fitzpatrick starting and first-round pick Tua Tagovailoa watching can point to the obvious success the Kansas City Chiefs enjoyed in 2017.That year, after selecting Patrick Mahomes in the first round of the NFL draft, the Chiefs basically put their rookie quarterback in the oven to baste for 15 games before unveiling him the final game of the season as the NFL’s next great superstar quarterback.So there are folks, including a couple within the Dolphins organization, who think the Dolphins ca...
'Mental lapse,' Chiefs QB Mahomes says of greeting player who later tested positive for COVID
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs will not have to isolate any players on their roster, despite Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore testing positive for COVID-19 a day after playing the Chiefs.That includes quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who could be seen interacting with Gilmore after the game, a move he called “a mental lapse” that derived from an attempt to show sportsmanship.Players for both teams wore contact tracers during the game, as they do every week, which informed the Chiefs whether anyone on their side had enough prolonged contact with Gilmore to prompt quarantine. They did not, coach A...
The Kansas City Star
The Patriots Miss Cam Newton As They Fall To The Chiefs 26-10
The first three-quarters of Monday Night Football’s matchup between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs was a Bill Belichick masterclass. The Patriots defense held Patrick Mahomes and the flamethrower known as the offense that he commands to only 13 points through the first 45 minutes, and it should have been less. On the first drive of the game safety, Devin McCourty dropped an easy interception and instead, the drive ended in a Chiefs field goal, and halfway through the third quarter, the Patriots sacked Mahomes causing him to lose the ball and a Pats defensive lineman to grab it...
Sam Mellinger: Look away from Patrick Mahomes and you'll see a (quietly) dang good Chiefs defense
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Election season means a lot of people telling us what America is, so apologies up front here for adding to that. But in these unprecedented times, even a divided America can agree on this:Shiny objects distract us.Fortunes have been made (TikTok) and lost (album sales) on this truth, so resistance is pointless, especially here in Kansas City, because Patrick Mahomes is the shiniest object in sports right now.He was particularly shiny against the Ravens, too, in what was essentially a nationally televised infomercial on how he and the Chiefs plan to turn the NFL into weekly r...
The Kansas City Star
Pats' Newton, Chiefs' Mahomes express respect for each other as they prepare for Sunday's game
Cam Newton made his NFL debut on Sept. 11, 2011.In Whitehouse, Texas, Patrick Mahomes was six days away from turning 16 and starting his sophomore year in high school. At this point, football fans everywhere knew about Newton. The world had no idea about this young gunslinger down South.Mahomes was a fan of Newton. As a high school freshman, he watched Newton play and win a national championship at Auburn.Newton’s football legacy started long before Mahomes became one of the biggest names in the sports world. The Chiefs quarterback said he looked up to the Patriots quarterback then and is stil...
The Providence Journal (Providence, R.I.)