The Kansas City Chiefs fell to the Seattle Seahawks, 38-31, on Sunday night in a tightly-contested bout at CenturyLink Field.
Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes found wide receiver Demarcus Robinson for an 11-yard touchdown with four minutes left in regulation to narrow the deficit to just three, but the Seahawks answered with a touchdown of their own on the ensuing drive to ultimately put the game out of reach.
Mahomes completed 23-of-40 passes for 273 yards and three touchdowns in the game, setting the single-season franchise record for passing yards in the process. The 23-year-old Mahomes now owns the Chiefs’ single-season marks for passing yards, touchdowns and 300-yard games in his first campaign as Kansas City’s starter under center.
Tailback Damien Williams was on the receiving end of Mahomes’ first touchdown pass of the night, catching a 2-yard strike midway through the first quarter. It was part of a wildly productive night for the five-year veteran, who amassed 140 yards of total offense and notched the first 100-yard rushing performance of his career.
Fellow tailback Charcandrick West also found the end zone on a 25-yard strike from Mahomes, becoming the 12th player to catch a touchdown for Kansas City this season.
Tight end Travis Kelce, meanwhile, hauled in five catches for 54 yards on the night. The six-year veteran now has 1,274 yards through the air this year, passing Tony Gonzalez for the most receiving yards by a tight end during a single season in franchise history.
It all helped the Chiefs tally 30 points for an 11th time in 15 games this year, but it wasn’t enough in the end as Seattle dealt Kansas City their fourth loss of the season.
The Chiefs wrap up the regular season next Sunday against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium.
Photo Gallery: Chiefs vs. Seahawks Game Action
Photos from the Chiefs Week 16 matchup against the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field