Patrick Mahomes Beats Baker Mayfield and Other Young QBs to this Record

Published 12/19/2021, 8:12 AM EST
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – DECEMBER 12: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs calls a play at the line during the second quarter against the Las Vegas Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium on December 12, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)


Patrick Mahomes had just about 10 minutes left to get back in the game from a 21-13 deficit. And that is when the two sides locked horns by scoring one after another until the Chiefs emerged victorious in the end with a phenomenal connection between Mahomes and Kelce.

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Mahomes completed 10 throws out of 13 covering 197 yards with three touchdowns in the final few minutes of the game. The Chiefs in the end pulled off a 34-28 overtime win against the Chargers. However, that impressive bit of performance made Mahomes a part of the NFL history.

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Patrick Mahomes naming a piece of history his own

According to ESPN Stats and Info, created Mahomes history and became the fourth quarterback in the history of the NFL to throw three game-tying touchdown passes late in the fourth quarter of the game and in the overtime. The other three quarterbacks being Baker Mayfield against the Bengals in 2020, Dak Prescott against the Eagles in 2018, and Bruce Gradkowski against the Steelers in 2009.

During those concluding minutes of the game, Mahomes’ first touchdown pass went to Tyreek Hill, that leveled up the game. Following which the Chargers scored another touchdown in reply to it. The exchange between the two sides continued for a while until the two sides rejected to back off and reached the overtime.

It was during that overtime that the Chiefs quarterback connected with tight end Travis Kelce for a 34-yard touchdown pass to kiss the glorifying victory. Mahomes throughout the game passed for his season-best 410 yards.

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Mahomes has an ongoing streak with Kansas City Chiefs

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The Thursday night win against the Chargers led Mahomes to an impressive 12-0 winning streak on road against his divisional rivals. Although that is not the longest streak to hold in the NFL, but he has certainly tied up with the former NFL star Peyton Manning for the second spot.

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However, to shatter the record, Mahomes is still short of nine wins against his division rivals while on the road. The record is held by the legendary Joe Montana. Between 1984 and 1993, he led his team to 20 straight divisional away wins. Coincidentally his last game was against the Chargers in 1994.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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