The Kansas City Chiefs won their seventh game of the season on Sunday, defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars, 27-17, courtesy of strong performances on both sides of the ball.
Here are some quick notes and facts about the game.
1. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes compiled another MVP-worthy performance.
Mahomes completed 26-of-35 passes for 331 passes and four touchdowns on Sunday, marking his 12th career game with 300+ passing yards and 4+ scoring strikes. Mahomes has the most such games in the NFL since 2018, and four more than second place.
Through nine games, Mahomes continues to lead the NFL in passing yards (2,936) and passing touchdowns (25). He also broke an NFL record on Sunday, as Mahomes now owns the league mark for passing touchdowns (176) through 75 career games. He did so in only his 72nd outing.
Additionally, Mahomes has now won 24 consecutive games in November or December. His last loss in either month took place in 2019.
2. Wide receiver Kadarius Toney made the most of his snaps on Sunday.
Toney, who was playing in only his second game with the Chiefs, racked up 90 yards from scrimmage and a score on six touches in Sunday's contest. He caught four passes for 57 yards, which included a six-yard touchdown early in the game and a leaping, 22-yard grab near the sideline a bit later. Toney was impressive on the ground, too, taking a jet sweep around the edge for a 32-yard gain during the second quarter.
The 23-year-old Toney is clearly a dynamic athlete, and only two games into his time with the Chiefs, the former first-round pick is already making a difference for his new team.
3. Tight end Travis Kelce continued to make plays.
Kelce caught six passes for 81 yards and a touchdown on Sunday, tallying his fifth performance in the last six weeks with at least 80 receiving yards. Remarkably, the only time he didn't hit that mark during that stretch – which was in Week 5 – he still caught four touchdowns.
The All-Pro tight end is currently tied for the NFL lead in receiving touchdowns (8) and ranks seventh in receiving yards (740).
4. Wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling made a handful of big catches.
Valdes-Scantling caught his first touchdown as a member of the Chiefs on Sunday, hauling in an 18-yard scoring grab midway through the second quarter. He also came up with a clutch play a bit later, making an acrobatic, 36-yard catch deep down the sideline to move the chains late in the game and essentially secure the win.
The veteran receiver has already matched his output from last season in terms of receptions (26) while topping his receiving total from last year (441 yards) through only nine games. Valdes-Scantling needs only 250 receiving yards over the Chiefs' final eight games to surpass his career-best of 703 receiving yards, which he set in 2020.
Valdes-Scantling has been responsible for a number of big plays, too. In fact, 16 of his 26 receptions this season have picked up 10+ yards, and seven of those grabs have covered 20+ yards.
5. Tight end Noah Gray also found the end zone in Sunday's game.
Gray caught his first touchdown pass of the season on Sunday, hauling in a 13-yard scoring grab late in the second quarter. It continued what has been a solid stretch for the second-year tight end, as Gray has nine catches for 88 yards and a score over his last four games.
In total, 10 different players have now caught a touchdown pass for the Chiefs. That tally is the highest of any team in the NFL and three shy of matching the NFL record.
6. Defensive end Carlos Dunlap reached a major career milestone.
Dunlap recorded a half sack during Sunday's game, teaming up with defensive lineman Chris Jones to drop Jaguars' quarterback Trevor Lawrence late in the first quarter. It moved Dunlap to an even 100 sacks for his career, marking a major career milestone that Dunlap had previously voiced as one of his personal goals this season.
The veteran pass-rusher is now one of 41 players in NFL history to hit the century mark in terms of sacks, joining seven other active players to do so.
7. Dunlap was one of five players to record a sack on Sunday.
In addition to Dunlap, Chris Jones (1.5 sacks), linebacker Leo Chenal (1.0 sack), defensive tackle Khalen Saunders (1.0 sack) and linebacker Willie Gay (1.0 sack) each recorded a sack on Sunday. It was the third time this season that the Chiefs tallied 5+ sacks in a game, as they also recorded exactly five sacks in Week 3 (Indianapolis) and Week 7 (San Francisco).
8. That defensive effort helped Kansas City hold Jacksonville to 4-of-14 on third down.
The Chiefs were stout on third down in Sunday's victory, yielding conversions at just a 29 percent clip on 14 total attempts. Kansas City has surrendered just five conversions on 25 attempts over its last two games, amassing the best mark (20 percent) in the NFL among teams to play two games in that time.
9. Kansas City wasn't called for a single penalty in the game.
Zero penalties were called against the Chiefs on Sunday, making them the first team this season to not have a single penalty enforced against them in a game. It was just the fourth time in franchise history that Kansas City didn't commit a single enforced penalty, and the first time since late in the 2019 season.
10. Head Coach Andy Reid made some franchise history.
Coach Reid recorded his 64th overall victory at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium as the Chiefs' head coach on Sunday, matching the legendary Marty Schottenheimer (1989-98) for the most in the history of the venue. He'll have an opportunity to take sole possession of that record when the Chiefs return home to take on the Los Angeles Rams in Week 12.
In the meantime, the Chiefs will now turn their attention to a divisional showdown with the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium on Sunday Night Football.