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Here are some interesting notes and stats about the game

The Kansas City Chiefs tallied their 10th win of the season on Sunday afternoon as quarterback Patrick Mahomes and wide receiver Tyreek Hill each put together stellar performances.

Here are 10 quick notes and facts about the victory.

1. The first quarter was one for the record books.

The Chiefs compiled a truly ridiculous opening quarter, as Hill racked up 203 receiving yards and two touchdowns. The speedy Hill is just the third player since 1980 with 200+ receiving yards in a single quarter, and his 203 yards are the second-most in a first quarter since at least 1991.

For further context, only four players had tallied 200+ receiving yards in a single game over the last two seasons entering Sunday's contest. Hill surpassed that mark in the first 15 minutes of action.

2. That offensive success continued throughout the entirety of the first half.

Mahomes also put up some incredible numbers throughout the first 30 minutes, tallying 359 passing yards and two scores. It marked the most first-half passing yards in a regular season game since at least 1991.

Additionally, Sunday's performance marked the fifth time a quarterback threw for 300+ yards in the first half of a game since 2018. Remarkably, Mahomes is responsible for three of those occurrences.

3. It all wrapped up into a career game for Hill.

Hill finished the game with 13 grabs for 269 yards and three touchdowns, becoming just the fifth player since at least 1950 with 260+ receiving yards and 3+ touchdowns in a single game.

His 269 receiving yards were the second-most in a single game in franchise history, trailing only the mark set by Stephone Paige (309) in 1985. It was the 13th-highest output in terms of receiving yardage in NFL history.

4. Mahomes also put together one of the top games of his young career.

The 25-year-old Mahomes has pretty lofty standards at this point, but this game still stands out as one of his best. He threw for 462 yards – the second-most of his career – with three touchdowns and zero interceptions on Sunday, tallying his fourth-career outing with 400+ yards and 3+ touchdowns without a pick. No other player has more than two such games since 2018.

He also extended his touchdown streak to 21 consecutive games – the longest active streak in the NFL – while notching an NFL record fourth-consecutive game with 300+ passing yards and 30+ completions.

Mahomes is simply on another level.

5. Travis Kelce is knocking on the door of some history.

Kelce hauled in eight catches for 82 yards on Sunday, moving him just 22 yards shy of 1,000 for the season. When he reaches that milestone, Kelce will notch his fifth-straight 1,000-yard campaign – extending the record he already owns for consecutive 1,000-yard seasons by a tight end. In fact, before Kelce came along, the overall record for 1,000-yard career seasons by a tight end – regardless of them occurring consecutively – was just four. Kelce is on the doorstep of that record, and he's about to do so in five straight seasons.

Sunday also marked the 100th start of Kelce's brilliant career.

6. Mahomes, Hill and Kelce are each compiling some incredible numbers.

The statistical leaderboard is full of familiar faces as of Monday morning.

Mahomes currently ranks first in passing yards (3,497) and second in passing touchdowns (30) and passer rating (115.5), making a real claim for this season's MVP award. Hill, meanwhile, currently leads the NFL in both receiving touchdowns (13) and receiving yards (1,021). For those wondering, Hill is just two receiving touchdowns shy of the franchise record.

Lastly, but certainly not least, Kelce ranks second in the NFL in receiving yards (978) and 10th in receiving touchdowns (7).

Additionally, all three of those guys enjoyed a phenomenal month of November. Here's how each performed this month:

Mahomes: 1,598 passing yards, 14 touchdowns and one interception

Hill: 37 catches for 582 yards and eight touchdowns

Kelce: 34 catches for 477 yards and two scores

7. The Chiefs' offense piled up the yards on Sunday afternoon.

In total, Kansas City racked up 543 net yards of offense – the ninth-most in franchise history and the most since tallying 546 net yards against the Los Angeles Rams back in 2018.

The Chiefs lead the NFL with 4,684 net scrimmage yards this season.

8. Tyrann Mathieu and Bashaud Breeland each picked off Tom Brady.

The Chiefs intercepted Brady twice on Sunday, as Breeland and Mathieu each tallied picks. It was part of an impressive overall night for the defense, which forced three three-and-outs in the first quarter as Kansas City built its initial lead.

The two interceptions each occurred in the second half, stalling two Buccaneers' drives to help preserve the Chiefs' advantage.

9. Sunday's victory marked Kansas City's ninth-straight road win.

The Chiefs have now won nine consecutive road games dating back to last season, matching a franchise record. Kansas City is winning those games by an average of 10.8 points.

It's also the longest active streak in the NFL.

10. The Chiefs have now won six games in a row.

Kansas City has now won six straight games, marking the eighth-straight season that the Chiefs have put together a winning streak of at least five games. Since Head Coach Andy Reid arrived in Kansas City, the Chiefs have notched winning streaks of nine games (2013), five games (2014), 10 games (2015), five games (2016), five games (2017), five games (2018), six games (2019) and now six games in 2020.

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