Upon Further Review: 10 Quick Facts About Sunday's Victory Over San Francisco

The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday afternoon to remain undefeated on the season, joining the Miami Dolphins as the only two teams in the AFC to boast a perfect record.

Here are 10 quick facts about the game.

1. The Chiefs started fast once again

Kansas City found the end zone on each of its first quarter possessions, continuing a season-long trend of starting fast right out of the gate. The Chiefs have scored touchdowns on a league-most six of their eight first-quarter drives without yielding a touchdown defensively.

The Chiefs' 49 first-quarter points are more than 25 other teams have scored in the entire first half of games and more than two teams (Arizona and Dallas) have scored all season.

Additionally, the Chiefs are the only team in the NFL to open all three of their games with a touchdown-scoring drive.

2. That fast start led to a huge first half

The Chiefs scored a touchdown on all five of their offensive possessions in the first half on Sunday, racking up 35 points. It marked the fourth-most first-half points in franchise history, and the most since Week 15 of the 2013 season.

3. Kareem Hunt found the end zone a couple of times

Hunt was right in the middle of that fast start, plowing his way into the end zone on each of Kansas City's first two touchdowns. It was Hunt's second-career performance with multiple rushing touchdowns.

Coincidentally enough, Hunt's last game with multiple scores on the ground took place during the Chiefs' home-opener against the Philadelphia Eagles in 2017.

4. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes' first touchdown pass at Arrowhead Stadium was one to remember

Facing a third down inside San Francisco's 5-yard line and only up a touchdown, Mahomes retreated to his left before changing course and nearly losing his balance. He then proceeded to make his way to the other side of the field – leaving two 49ers' defenders in his wake – before firing a dart while on the run to wide receiver Chris Conley in the corner of the end zone.

Mahomes covered 35.7 yards on the scramble according to NFL Next Gen stats, and it was glorious.

5. Mahomes went on to throw two more touchdowns and made some history in the process

The 23-year-old Mahomes found wide receiver Sammy Watkins for a 12-yard touchdown in the closing seconds of the first half, penciling his way into the record books.

His 13 touchdowns are the most through the first three weeks of a season in NFL history, passing the previous mark set by Peyton Manning in 2013 (12).

It's also worth noting that Mahomes' passer rating (135.4) ranks third in NFL history through the first three weeks of a season.

6. Nine different players have caught touchdowns already this season

Watkins and tight end Demetrius Harris each caught a touchdown on Sunday, making it nine players that have found the end zone through the air in only three games.

That's ridiculous – and historic.

Kansas City's scoring frenzy has drawn contributions from Tyreek Hill (3), Chris Conley (2), Travis Kelce (2), Demetrius Harris (1), Kareem Hunt (1), Anthony Sherman (1), Demarcus Robinson (1), De'Anthony Thomas (1) and Sammy Watkins (1).

It marks the first time since 2009 that Kansas City has at least nine players with touchdowns, and it's only Week 3.

The NFL record for individual players with touchdowns on a single team is 13.

7. All those touchdowns have added up

The Chiefs have scored 118 points this season – the most through three weeks in franchise history, passing the previous record set in 1966 (117).

Season Points Through Three Weeks
2018 118
1966 117
2003 110
2002 94
2017 93

8. And as Sports Radio 810's Kurtis Seaboldt points out, the scoring has been historically consistent

Kansas City has scored at least 38 points in each of its first three games to open the season, becoming just the third team in NFL history to do so and the first since the 2007 New England Patriots.

9. Travis Kelce had another big game

Kelce hauled in eight catches for 114 yards on the afternoon, amassing triple-digit yards through the air for a second-consecutive week. It was the six-year veteran's 12th 100-yard receiving game since the beginning of the 2016 season – tied with Antonio Brown and Julio Jones for the most in the NFL.

10. Justin Houston was making plays

Houston recorded his first two sacks of the season on Sunday, marking the 21st multi-sack game of his career, while also forcing two fumbles. The All-Pro linebacker is just one of three players to tally multiple sacks and forced fumbles in a single game this season, joining Von Miller and Myles Garrett.

Advertising