The Kansas City Chiefs play a game on Thursday Night Football against the division rival Los Angeles Chargers. There is a lot riding on this game, more than people are thinking, even though it is only Week 2.
This Thursday Night Football game gives the winner bragging right in a division that is more competitive than ever, and more competitive than any other division.
With the Raiders and Broncos both losing in Week 1, whoever wins this game will be in first place in the division.
There is also something else, that is kind of important.
Mahomes could make history vs. the Chargers.
It seems like no one is talking about this, at least that I have heard. Maybe it’s because everyone is tired of Mahomes breaking records.
I know if I’m Dan Marino, I’m tired of it.
According to NFL Communications, Patrick Mahomes needs 300 passing yards against the Los Angeles Chargers to pass Dan Marino for the most games in his first six seasons with at least 300 passing yards.
Right now, Hall of Famer Kurt Warner has 30 games with at least 300 passing yards in his first six seasons, and Mahomes and Marino both have 32.
It’s always fun to see Mahomes breaking a new record, as he does it quite often.
Most of the time he is in the same company as some very good players. Marino and Warner are both Hall of Famers, and two of the best at their position of all time. However, it seems like Mahomes is constantly “one-upping” them.
I think on Thursday Night Football, we could very well see Mahomes go for 300 passing yards, maybe more.
One thing we do have to think about though is that this defense is much better than that of the Cardinals. The Chargers defense is stacked at certain positions as they pose a threat as one of the most balanced teams in the league.
However, this Chiefs team is built a bit differently than the ones of years past. It’s harder to stop, now. There are so many different options Mahomes can go to, and he will go to.
He has said all offseason that the offense will be unpredictable. He has said that there will be no wide receiver number one. It’s just him and the rest of the guys slinging it around playing football, and that’s what we will see on Thursday night.
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