Patrick Mahomes dismantled the New York Jets, and lead the Chiefs to an easy win. He played nearly perfect.
It’s not every day a quarterback puts up 400 yards passing, and it’s also not every day they throw five touchdowns on the same afternoon. But we saw Patrick Mahomes lead the Chiefs downfield time and time again, oftentimes leading to easy scores for the Chiefs.
He was elite, he was lethal, and the cast around him looked as good as they ever had. Now the New York Jets are a poor football team, but the Chiefs offense came out, they didn’t play any games, they didn’t try to fool anyone, they came out and stomped them from the start. A total beatdown.
We saw the short passing game on display once again, Mahomes was torching them, but we also saw the RPO game re-immerge from the deep arsenal of plays.
The Chiefs’ ability to run the ball the past few weeks had the Jets nervous. The Jets were determined to stop the run, but KC had a steady dose of run action passes and RPO ready for them to go. The RPO is going to be a massive play for the Chiefs later this season and will bridge the gap in the run and pass game.
We have also seen the Chiefs use motions to effectively help open up the run game, but this week we saw the motions actually be used, and the team even got the first score of the game off of one.
The passing game to RB’s was not displayed as much, but they have used it more than previous weeks. Darrell Williams has primarily been a blocking back, but it was nice to see him still get a few looks like on the pass out of the backfield below. He will be something to keep an eye on in different situations.
We got to see a rollout with Mahomes got back into a screen for Kelce, so that was nice. Mahomes has excelled at rollout passes and passes that move the pocket so the Jets jumped right at it, but Andy Reid and Eric Bieneimy had other plans.
Rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire had his most quiet game of the season, but he still had a nice reception for a few yards. The Chiefs will start to show more backfield routes for the backs as the season progresses, and they will be for big plays.
Something else the Chiefs showed was a great counterplay to the famous Wasp. Now Tyreek Hill has shown his ability to go from a fly to the deep post and use his ability to cut into multiple double moves effectively. On Wasp, Hill takes that deep cut to the sideline, but on this play, he uses the appearance of an outside cut to hit the route back to a post for a touchdown. We will see this more as well, and we will also see Wasp once more. I’m calling this play the Hornet for now.
For a second consecutive week, Patrick Mahomes was able to sit for a while in the fourth quarter, and it was well deserved. He dominated. The Chiefs dominated, as they should have. The offense is just now starting to hit it’s stride, and the best is yet to come.