The Kansas City Chiefs blew out the Denver Broncos 30-6 on Thursday Night Football, but lost reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes with what looked like a dislocated knee.
The young quarterback has continued his exceptional form on from last season but got injured in a pileup near the goal line in the second quarter and was forced to exit the game. Before that, he had completed 10 of 11 passes for 76 yards and a touchdown. In doing so, he became the fastest player in NFL history to throw for 7,500 yards, in just his 25th game.
Speaking about the Mahomes injury after the game, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said: “We’re good with whatever direction this thing goes.”
Matt Moore filled in admirably in the absence of Mahomes, with a 57-yard touchdown pass to wideout Tyreek Hill one particular highlight from Mile High.
Perhaps even more impressive was the Chiefs defense, who had nine sacks and gave up just 71 rushing yards in the entire game. They now sit at 5-2, while Denver, who have lost to the Chiefs in eight consecutive games now, have a 2-5 record.
Backup Matt Moore threw a 57-yard touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill and the Chiefs (5-2) had nine sacks, gave up a season-low 71 yards rushing and snapped a two-game skid in beating the Broncos (2-5) for the eighth straight time.
Denver quarterback Joe Flacco was sacked more times in one game than ever before in his career, while tight end Noah Fant dropped three passes that could have potentially amounted to more than 100 yards combined.
Next up for the Broncos is a visit to the Colts, while the the Chiefs host in-form Green Bay in week eight – they’ll be sweating on the fitness of their star man.
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