If you thought Kansas City's juggernaut offense had peaked with back-to-back AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors for new quarterback Patrick Mahomes, guess again.
Leading the Chiefs to the end zone on each of his five first-half possessions, Patrick Mahomes is taking aim at NFL records. With a 12-yard toss to Sammy Watkins in the final minute of the second quarter of Sunday's 38-27 win over the Niners, Mahomes notched his 13th touchdown pass of 2018, breaking Peyton Manning's 2013 mark for most passing scores in the first three games of a season.
Watkins became the ninth different player to corral a TD toss from Mahomes -- before the calendar even flips to October. Matt Ryan holds that particular season-long record, spreading touchdowns to 13 different receivers during his 2016 MVP campaign.
Mixing college concepts with his West Coast offense roots, coach Andy Reid had the Chiefs off to a flying start before encountering a midseason slump in 2017. Buoyed by Mahomes' athleticism and rare arm talent, this new and improved attack boasts a different feel. It marries high-level scheming and execution with a cornucopia of skill-position talent, enabling receivers to run scot-free through the intermediate and deep zones of opposing defenses.