Upon Further Review: 10 Quick Facts About Sunday’s Victory Over Baltimore

The Kansas City Chiefs remained undefeated on Sunday with a victory over the Baltimore Ravens at Arrowhead Stadium to move to 3-0 on the year for a third-straight season.

Here are 10 interesting notes about the win.

1. Patrick Mahomes did it again

A year after earning league MVP honors in his first season as the Chiefs’ starter, Mahomes is likely the front-runner for the award once again through three games in 2019.

The 24-year-old signal caller completed 27-of-37 passes for 374 yards and three touchdowns on Sunday, marking his third-straight game with at least 370 yards passing and 3+ touchdowns to begin the year.

His 1,195 passing yards are the fourth-most through three weeks in NFL history, and with yet another 300-yard performance on Sunday, Mahomes re-wrote the record books once again.

He also passed Dan Marino to become the fastest player in NFL history to throw 60 touchdowns, doing so with five games to spare.

And of Mahomes’ league-leading 10 touchdowns this season, seven of them have been 27 yards or longer.

Additionally, Mahomes posted yet another game with a triple-digit passer rating.

The guy is simply ridiculous, and at this point, it’s hard to keep all of his eye-popping numbers straight.

2. Mecole Hardman is really, really fast

Hardman found the end zone for a second-straight week on Sunday with an 83-yard touchdown reception, and once the rookie wide receiver had the ball in his hands, nobody was going to catch him.

In fact, according to Next Gen Stats, it was the fastest touchdown of the year.

Hardman has six catches for 158 yards this season and leads the NFL with 26.3 yards per catch.

3. LeSean McCoy tallied a couple of touchdowns

McCoy impressed in his Chiefs’ debut at Arrowhead Stadium, amassing 80 total yards and a pair of scores.

It marked McCoy’s first multi-touchdown game on the ground since Week 10 of last season.

Fellow tailback Darrel Williams also had a nice game, notching 109 yards of total offense while picking up the game-sealing first down late in the contest.

4. Travis Kelce reached a pretty impressive milestone

Following another strong game on Sunday (7 catches for 89 yards), Kelce became the fastest tight end in NFL history to record at least 425 receptions and 5,500 receiving yards over the course of their career.

Kelce currently ranks fifth in the NFL in receiving (284), joining Sammy Watkins (No. 2, 311 yards) to form the only pair of teammates currently in the top five.

5. Each of those players contributed to another monster second quarter of action

A week after scoring 28 points in the second quarter against Oakland, the Chiefs erupted for 23 points in the second quarter on Sunday. Kansas City has 57 points in the second quarter overall this season – 26 points more than the next-closest team – and for context, that’s more than seven other teams have in three total games.

6. The offense extended their NFL record for consecutive games with 26+ points

Kansas City tallied 26+ points for a 21st-straight game on Sunday (including the postseason), extending their NFL record.

The Chiefs have averaged 34.6 points per game in those contests while out-scoring the opposition by an average of nine points.

7. Emmanuel Ogbah had a huge game

Ogbah racked up three quarterback hits and 1.5 sacks on Sunday and now has 2.5 sacks through just three games with the Chiefs.

8. Frank Clark tallied his first sack with the Chiefs

Clark brought down Ravens’ quarterback Lamar Jackson on third down inside the red zone to slow down Baltimore’s fourth-quarter rally.

Head Coach Andy Reid later mentioned it as one of the key plays in the game.

9. Dustin Colquitt has now suited up for the Chiefs more than any other player in franchise history

Colquitt played in his 225th regular-season game on Sunday - which includes appearances as both a punter and a holder on kicks – to pass Pro Football Hall of Famer Will Shields for the most games played in Chiefs’ history.

The 15-year veteran has been a model of consistent excellence on and off the field during his time in Kansas City, earning his place in the record books.

10. Coach Reid moved up the all-time wins list

Reid passed legendary Pittsburgh Steelers’ coach Chuck Noll for sole possession of sixth-place on the all-time wins list on Sunday, notching his 210th career victory.

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