Sometimes you have to tip your cap: Let’s preface this by saying that Patrick Mahomes was nowhere near his best on Sunday. While one of his INTs tipped off Tyreek Hill’s hands, the other was something you wouldn’t expect from an undrafted rookie.
After that lowlight, however, Mahomes kicked things into high gear and took it to Washington’s defense, which ran out of steam in the second half. His touchdown to Hill late in the third quarter was as pretty as it gets.
On the play, Mahomes thread the thinnest of needles in between a handful of Washington defenders. Again, he might be the only QB in the league who could’ve completed that pass.
Just a few minutes later, Mahomes made another jaw-dropping highlight when he tossed a shuffle pass to Travis Kelce on a HUGE 3rd and 6 to start the fourth quarter. That drive was capped off by Williams’ second TD of the afternoon, which really put the nail in the coffin despite there being plenty of time remaining.
Consider our caps tipped.
“They are who we thought they were”: To quote the late Dennis Green, Washington is who we thought they were: a conservatively-coached team that lacks discipline and execution in high-leverage situations.
This game was there for the taking. Washington forced not one, not two, but THREE first half turnovers and ended the second quarter with a 13-10 lead. Kicking field goals was never going to be sustainable against Kansas City’s frenetic offense, which ultimately proved to be the difference in this one.
That’s all we have for today, folks. Washington is now 2-4 and will travel to Lambeau Field to face Aaron Rodgers and the 5-1 Packers in Week 7.
Wish we had better news.