The Kansas City Chiefs are heading into the bye week on a high note after a thrilling victory over the Carolina Panthers.
Here are 10 quick facts and notes about the win
1. Coach Reid continues to establish himself as one of the all-time greats
Reid passed Curly Lambeau for sole possession of fifth place on the all-time wins list (including the postseason) on Sunday, as Reid notched career victory No. 230.
Only Don Shula (347), George Halas (324), Bill Belichick (306) and Tom Landry (270) have more career victories than Reid.
2. Patrick Mahomes put up some ridiculous numbers yet again
The reigning Super Bowl MVP completed 30-of-45 passes for 372 yards and four touchdowns on Sunday, becoming the first player in NFL history to record back-to-back performances with 370+ passing yards, 4+ touchdowns and no interceptions in a single season.
He threw 4+ touchdowns for the 11th time in his career, which are the most such games in the NFL since 2018 and four more than second place. In other words, Mahomes has thrown at least four touchdowns in more than 25 percent of his starts.
Additionally, he tossed the 100th career touchdown of his young career on Sunday, and with just 40 games under his belt, Mahomes became the fastest player in NFL history to ever do so.
3. Mahomes is putting together a tremendous season
Nine games into his third season as a starting quarterback, Mahomes is putting together a truly special campaign. He has tossed 25 touchdowns with just one interception, and according to the folks at NFL Research, Mahomes in on the verge of yet another record.
As of Monday morning, Mahomes ranks second in the NFL in passing yards (2,687) and passing touchdowns (25) while ranking third in passer rating (115.9).
4. Travis Kelce had a monster game
Kelce hauled in 10 grabs for 159 yards on Sunday, which were both season-highs. It marked the third-highest yardage total of his career, and his most productive outing since 2018.
He tallied three receptions of at least 20 yards, matching Dwayne Bowe for the second-most 20-yard career catches in franchise history (101), and since 2014, only five players have more across the NFL.
Kelce also notched his 22nd career 100-yard game, matching Jackie Smith for the fourth-most 100-yard performances by a tight end in NFL history.
5. Tyreek Hill was in the end zone twice as part of a big performance
Hill put together another impressive game on Sunday, tallying nine catches for 113 yards and two touchdowns. It marked Hill's second-straight game with two touchdowns, and when looking at his body of work over the past four seasons, no player has more multi-receiving touchdown games (9) than Hill.
Additionally, his 22 receiving touchdowns of at least 25 yards in that span rank first in the NFL and eight catches ahead of second place.
6. The Chiefs featured two 100-yard receivers for the first time in a while
Both Kelce and Hill's performances marked the first time the Chiefs featured multiple 100-yard receivers since Week 2 of last season, when Kelce and wide receiver Demarcus Robinson each tallied 100+ yards through the air.
7. Harrison Butker nailed another long field goal
Butker connected on a 55-yard field goal early in the second quarter, marking his third kick of at least 55 yards this season. Remarkably, as of Monday morning, no other kicker in the NFL has connected on more than one such kick.
8. Kansas City set an NFL record for offensive consistency
The Chiefs scored 23+ points for the 23rd straight game on Sunday, breaking the NFL record that this same squad set back between the 2018-19 seasons. In other words, Kansas City has scored at least 23 points in 45 of their last 46 games.
9. Chris Jones and Frank Clark were impressive
Jones racked up seven pressures on Sunday, marking a season-high. He also recorded five quarterback hits, becoming one of just 13 players to register 5+ quarterback hits in a single game this season.
Clark, meanwhile, tallied six pressures and a sack.
10. The Chiefs tallied at least eight victories for the eighth-straight season
Kansas City reached eight victories on the year for an eighth-straight season, and while this team has its sights on much more than just a winning record, the annual consistency from this group is worth pointing out.
The Chiefs have achieved at least eight wins in each of Coach Reid's eight seasons since he took over in 2013, something only the Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots could also claim entering the 2020 campaign.
Reid – along with his coaching staff and the work of the front office, led by General Manager Brett Veach – has built the Chiefs into one of the most consistent winners of the last decade, and now with an 8-1 record heading into the bye week, Kansas City will rest up before kicking off the home stretch.