The Kansas City Chiefs held on to defeat the New York Jets, 23-20, at MetLife Stadium on Sunday night.
Here are some quick notes from the victory.
1. Tailback Isiah Pacheco recorded the best game of his career on Sunday night.
Pacheco was tremendous on Sunday, setting single-game career-bests in rushing yards (115), rushes of 10+ yards (4) and total yards from scrimmage (158). Pacheco broke free for a 48-yard touchdown run early in the game before tallying several tough yards on the Chiefs' final series.
Additionally, according to Pro Football Focus, Pacheco forced five missed tackles during Sunday's game, gaining an average of 5.35 yards after first contact. His 107 yards after contact in Week 4 led all players.
The second-year tailback currently ranks 10th in the NFL in rushing with 270 yards on the ground.
2. The Chiefs are the only team in the NFL to hold the opposition to 21 points or fewer in every game this season.
Kansas City held New York to just 20 points on Sunday night, and now through four games, the Chiefs are the only team in the league to hold the opposition under 22 points in every contest.
In fact, the most points that Kansas City has allowed this season took place during Week 1, and even then, six of the Detroit Lions' 21 points were scored via a pick-six. The Chiefs then yielded just nine points in Week 2 and 10 in Week 3 before surrendering 20 points to New York (2 of which came via a safety), meaning that Kansas City is also the only team to allow 18 or fewer offensive points in every game this year.
Kansas City has allowed the third-fewest offensive touchdowns (5) in the NFL.
3. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes made some more NFL history.
Mahomes etched his name in the record books once again on Sunday night by becoming the fastest player in NFL history to 200 career touchdown passes, doing so in just 84 games. Mahomes topped the previous record – which was held by Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino – by five games.
The reigning league MVP also made some franchise history on Sunday, passing Alex Smith for the most career rushing yards by a quarterback with 1,701.
4. Mahomes made some critical plays with his legs to seal the victory for Kansas City.
Facing a 3rd-and-23 at midfield with 6:21 remaining in the game, Mahomes scrambled for 25 yards to move the chains and keep the drive alive for Kansas City. It was the first time that a quarterback converted a 3rd-and-20 or longer with his legs since – as fate would have it – Mahomes did so against the Los Angeles Chargers in 2020.
Mahomes wasn't done, either, as he scrambled for nine yards on 3rd-and-8 later in the drive to effectively seal the game. Mahomes also wisely slid at the Jets' 2-yard line rather than scoring in order to drain the remainder of the clock.
5. Safety Mike Edwards made several noteworthy plays.
Edwards logged 26 defensive snaps on Sunday night and certainly made the most of each of them. In fact, Edwards made crucial, third-down stops – one tackle and one pass defensed – on two of New York's second-half drives (each of which ended with punts). Edwards also recorded a sack on a flea-flicker attempt earlier in the game.
6. Defensive tackle Chris Jones tallied another sack.
Jones sacked Jets' quarterback Zach Wilson as time expired in the first half, pushing his sack total to 3.5 in just three games of action. Jones was part of a pass-rush that pressured Wilson on 14 of his dropbacks, and on those snaps, Wilson completed 7-of-12 passes for only 87 yards.
Defensive end George Karlaftis led the Chiefs in individual pressures with four.
7. It won't look like much in the box score, but safety Bryan Cook made one of the plays of the night.
It will just appear as a simple tackle in the stat sheet, but Cook's open-field, touchdown-saving tackle on Jets' tailback Breece Hall helped win the game for Kansas City. Hall was in the midst of a 43-yard run to midfield when Cook managed to wrap him up. The game was tied at the time, and if Hall had broken free, New York would have pulled ahead. Instead, as it turned out, the Jets never moved deeper into Chiefs' territory throughout the rest of the game.
Seemingly inconsequential plays at the time can sometimes make a big difference in the end, and in this case, Cook's open-field tackle certainly qualifies.
8. Cornerback L'Jarius Sneed turned in a strong performance in coverage.
Sneed turned in a solid outing in coverage against Jets' star wide receiver Garrett Wilson on Sunday, limiting Wilson to just two catches (for 20 yards) on six targets while covering the former first-round pick on 24 of his 40 routes. It continued what has already been a strong season for Sneed, who has allowed less than half of his targets to result in completions this year, according to Next Gen Stats.
9. Tight end Travis Kelce hit the 60-yard mark once again.
Kelce hauled in six receptions for 60 yards on Sunday night, tallying his 76th game since 2016 in which the future Pro Football Hall of Famer topped 60 receiving yards. Kelce owns the most such games in the NFL during that span, and he has six more than the next closest player.
The veteran tight end now has 17 receptions for 155 yards and two touchdowns on the season.
10. Eight players have now scored touchdowns for the Chiefs this season.
Mahomes found tight end Noah Gray for a 34-yard touchdown early in the game, marking the eighth player to find the end zone for Kansas City so far this season. Gray joined tight end Blake Bell, running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, tight end Travis Kelce, running back Jerick McKinnon, wide receiver Skyy Moore, running back Isiah Pacheco and wide receiver Rashee Rice.
Only the Dallas Cowboys (10) and Buffalo Bills (9) feature more players with touchdowns this season than Kansas City.
The Chiefs will now turn their attention to the Minnesota Vikings in preparation for a Week 5 clash at U.S. Bank Stadium this upcoming Sunday.