KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There are carnivals that aren’t this entertaining. Soap operas that aren’t this dramatic. Heck, there are Madden games that aren’t this high-scoring — and defense is essentially optional when you’re sitting on the couch.
Patrick Mahomes is a special, special quarterback who is going to do a lot of special, special things in his career. But when all is said and done, this is going to be the game that will define him.
Down 24-0 less than five minutes into the second quarter, Mahomes threw four touchdown passes before halftime. That’s right, four, wiping out the deficit and giving Kansas City an improbable lead.
Kansas City scored three more after the half, as the Chiefs ran off 41 unanswered points on the Houston Texans. By the end of the night, Kansas City had a 51-31 win and a spot in the AFC title game for a second consecutive year.