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Here are some interesting stats and notes from the victory

The Kansas City Chiefs held on to defeat the New Orleans Saints, 32-29, and win their ninth-consecutive game on Sunday.

Here are some interesting facts and notes about the victory.

1. Patrick Mahomes tossed three touchdowns.

Mahomes completed 26-of-47 passes for 254 yards and three touchdowns on Sunday, tallying his 21st career game with 3+ touchdowns. In other words, with just 45 starts under Mahomes' belt as a professional, he's thrown for 3+ scores in 47 percent of his outings.

He's also on the brink of yet another record.

Mahomes also extended his touchdown streak to 24 straight games with a scoring strike. It's the longest active stretch in the NFL.

2. Travis Kelce moved closer to some history.

Kelce hauled in eight grabs for 68 yards and a touchdown on Sunday, marking his seventh-straight game with at least eight catches. The veteran tight end is just the fourth player since 1950 to compile such a streak, joining Michael Thomas, Antonio Brown and Anquan Boldin.

The 31-year-old Kelce also moved closer to some history. He's now just 59 receiving yards shy of the all-time single-season receiving record by a tight end with two games to go. Additionally, Kelce is the only player in the NFL to tally 95+ catches, 1,300+ yards and 10+ touchdowns multiple times since 2018.

Lastly, he needs 19 grabs to break the all-time single-season reception record by a tight end with two games to go.

3. Tyreek Hill tied a franchise record.

Hill found the end zone yet again on Sunday, notching his 17th overall score on the year. It was his 15th receiving score of the season, matching Dwayne Bowe for the most touchdowns through the air in a single season by a Chief.

The speedy Hill is one of just three non-running backs since 2000 to score 17+ touchdowns in a single season, joining Randy Moss and Rob Gronkowski.

Hill and Kelce each now have 1,000+ yards and 10+ touchdowns on the season, marking the second time this duo has achieved that feat in the same season in franchise history. They're just the third pair of teammates to do so multiple times in NFL history, joining Cris Carter and Randy Moss (Minnesota, 1998 and 1999) and Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker (Denver, 2012 and 2013).

4. Mecole Hardman and Le'Veon Bell also found the end zone.

Hardman tallied his fourth touchdown of the year on Sunday with a terrific grab in the back of the end zone. According to Next Gen Stats, the play had just a 28.7 percent probability of success.

Bell also trotted into the end zone a bit later, taking an option pitch from Mahomes for the score. It marked Bell's second touchdown with the Chiefs.

5. The Chiefs found some success on the ground.

Kansas City racked up 179 rushing yards in Sunday's victory, which were the second-most New Orleans has allowed all season. In fact, the Saints entered the matchup allowing the second-fewest rushing yards on average in the NFL, yielding just 3.7 yards-per-attempt.

Tailback Clyde Edwards-Helaire (79), Bell (62) and Mahomes (37) each contributed to that effort on the ground.

6. L'Jarius Sneed had a tremendous game.

Sneed continued his strong rookie season on Sunday, becoming the only player in the NFL this season to record a sack, an interception and 3+ passes defensed in a single game. Additionally, Sneed earned the highest grade of any Chiefs' defender, per Pro Football Focus, while allowing just one reception in six targets.

7. Kansas City consistently won on third down defensively.

The Chiefs held New Orleans to 1-of-11 on third down in Sunday's victory. That's a rarity for the Saints' high-powered offense and quarterback Drew Brees, who hadn't been held to one or fewer third down conversions in a game since 2012.

Kansas City owns the No. 12 third down defense in the NFL this season.

8. The Chiefs finished their road schedule with a perfect record.

Sunday's victory secured an 8-0 record away from Arrowhead Stadium this season, marking the Chiefs' first undefeated season on the road since 1966. Kansas City is one of just eight teams to go 8-0 on the road since the 16-game schedule was introduced in 1978.

It wasn't easy, either. The Chiefs tallied road victories this season over five teams who currently have winning records: New Orleans, Baltimore, Miami, Tampa Bay and Buffalo.

9. Kansas City matched a franchise record for victories in a single season.

The Chiefs now have 13 wins on the year for the fourth time in franchise history and the first time since 2003. It matches a franchise record for regular-season wins.

Additionally, Kansas City is on a truly special run of success lately.

10. That's nine wins in a row and counting.

Kansas City has now won nine games in a row, marking their third winning streak of 9+ games (2013, '15) since Head Coach Andy Reid took over back in 2013. It's the longest active winning streak in the NFL, and the way this team is playing, they don't appear to be slowing down any time soon.

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