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The Kansas City Chiefs won their third game in a row and seventh overall this season with a dominant victory over the New York Jets at Arrowhead Stadium.

Here are 10 quick facts and notes about the win.

1. Patrick Mahomes was on fire.

Mahomes put together a game to remember on Sunday, even by his lofty standards. The reigning Super Bowl MVP completed 31-of-42 passes for 416 yards and five touchdowns against New York, posting a 144.4 passer rating.

He compiled the first three touchdown strikes in the first half, marking his 10th career performance with 3+ touchdowns and no interceptions in a single half.

Mahomes also extended his franchise-record streak by tossing a touchdown pass for the 18th consecutive game – the longest active stretch in the NFL – and posted his 10th performance with 4+ touchdown passes since 2018, which are the most in the league during that span and three more than second place.

The 25-year-old Mahomes is the only player in the NFL to currently rank in the top three in passing yards (2,315), passing touchdowns (21) and passer rating (115.0), all while throwing just one interception this year.

2. Tyreek Hill was in the end zone a couple of times.

Hill was responsible for the Chiefs' second touchdown of the day – a 36-yard strike from Mahomes – and later returned to the end zone with a 41-yard touchdown reception early in the fourth quarter.

It marked Hill's eighth multi-receiving touchdown game since 2017, matching the Green Bay Packers' Davante Adams for the most such performances in the NFL during that span.

The latter score was Hill's 23rd touchdown of at least 40 yards, and among players with at least 49 career touchdowns, the speedy Hill's 39 yards-per-score average ranks fourth in NFL history.

3. Travis Kelce reached yet another career milestone.

Kelce surpassed 7,000 career receiving yards on Sunday, joining Rob Gronkowski and Antonio Gates as the only three tight ends in NFL history to tally 7,000+ receiving yards in just eight career seasons.

To make matters all the more remarkable, keep in mind that Kelce didn't play a single offensive snap his rookie season.

Kelce also found the end zone on Sunday for the sixth time this season, already surpassing his total from all of 2019 (5).

4. Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson also scored touchdowns.

Hardman was responsible for the Chiefs' first score of the day, taking a quick "pop pass" from Mahomes – essentially a jet sweep – before turning the corner and weaving through Jets' defenders for a 30-yard touchdown.

It marked just another big play for Hardman, who is quickly making a career of them.

Robinson also joined the touchdown party a bit later, hauling in a 26-yard strike from Mahomes in the closing minutes of the third quarter. It was Robinson's first score of the campaign and his second game with 60+ receiving yards in his last three outings.

5. Mahomes spread the ball around on Sunday.

Hill, Kelce, Hardman and Robinson were just four of several players to catch a pass on Sunday. In fact, 10 different individuals had a grab against New York, with seven of those players tallying double-digit receiving yards on the day.

6. The Chiefs continued their historic consistency on offense.

Each of those players helped Kansas City maintain its frankly ridiculous stretch of consistency when it comes to scoring. The Chiefs scored 23+ points for the 22nd straight game on Sunday, matching the NFL record that this same squad set back in 2019.

In other words, the Chiefs have scored at least 23 points in 44 of their last 45 games. For context, the team with the second-most such games since 2018 – the New Orleans Saints – has reached that mark just 32 times.

7. The defense was tremendous once again.

Speaking of consistency, the Chiefs' defense posted yet another strong performance on Sunday. It marked Kansas City's seventh game this season in which they held the opposition under 21 points – the most such games in the NFL.

Kansas City didn't allow a single touchdown all game and yielded just two first downs in the entire second half.

The Chiefs currently rank third in the league in scoring defense.

8. Kansas City is tied for the league-lead in takeaways.

The Chiefs tallied another takeaway on Sunday when safety Daniel Sorensen jarred the ball free from tight end Chris Herndon, and cornerback Bashaud Breeland was there to scoop it up.

Kansas City now has 14 takeaways on the season, which is tied with Cleveland and Seattle for the most in the NFL.

9. Tommy Townsend ran the first fake punt of his career.

Townsend surprised just about everybody when he fired a pass on fourth down rather than kicking the ball away. The rookie punter found wide receiver Byron Pringle for 13 yards and a fresh set of downs, setting up Mahomes' 36-yard touchdown pass to Hill a snap later.

Townsend ran a handful of fakes at the University of Florida with his legs, and now just eight games into his professional career, he can add a first-down pass to his list of accomplishments.

10. Head Coach Andy Reid just keeps moving up the all-time charts.

Reid just continues to climb the all-time wins list, as he matched Curly Lambeau for the fifth-most wins (regular and postseason) in NFL history on Sunday. Reid's next victory – No. 230 – will move him into sole possession of fifth all-time.

Only Don Shula (347), George Halas (324), Bill Belichick (306) and Tom Landry (270) have more career victories than Reid.

He'll look to earn that record-setting win on Sunday as the Chiefs return to Arrowhead Stadium to take on the Carolina Panthers.

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