Kansas City Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes showed off his arm after he scored the Chiefs’ first touchdown on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.
Mahomes was virtually perfect on Kansas City’s opening drive. He was 4-for-4 for 41 yards on their opening march down the field, hitting four different receivers in the process. Chiefs running back Darrel Williams, starting in place of Clyde Edwards-Helaire, also gained 20 yards on three carries.
The Chiefs finished off the 10-play drive with a 1-yard Patrick Mahomes’ touchdown run. Mahomes was obviously hyped up. To celebrate the first score of the game, he fired the ball into the stands at Arrowhead Stadium.
We all know that Patrick Mahomes has an incredibly strong arm, and as a result, the ball went pretty far up into the stands.
Chiefs fans on social media began joking almost immediately asking if he had actually thrown the ball out of the stadium. He didn’t quite throw it that far, but an awesome video posted by Twitter user @_dawnw81 shows, the ball did travel a long way up.
The Yahoo Sports official Twitter account got ahold of the video and tweeted it on their account as well.
“Mahomes LAUNCHED that ball into the stands 😳,” Yahoo Sports wrote on Twitter.
There’s no doubt about it, one lucky Chiefs fan is going home with a great souvenir on Sunday.
Patrick Mahomes and Chiefs Lead in Divisional Round
Further, Patrick Mahomes and his No. 1-seed Kansas City Chiefs scored on all five of their drives in the first half. They led the Cleveland Browns 19-3 at halftime of the divisional-round matchup.
The Browns have actually played quite well for most of the first half. In fact, they appeared to be on the verge of cutting the Chief’s lead to just one score until wide receiver Rashard Higgins fumbled the ball through the end zone at the tail end of a 25-yard reception. That gave Kansas City the ball back with just over a minute to go in the half. Patrick Mahomes quickly led his team downfield for their fourth field goal of the game. It put the Chiefs up 19-3 at halftime.
With a win on Sunday, the Chiefs could become the first AFC team to host three straight championship games. The only other team to accomplish that feat, the Philadelphia Eagles from 2002 to 2004, was also coached by Andy Reid.
Conversely, if the Browns can turn things around and pull up an upset, they would reach the A.F.C. championship game for the first time since the 1989 season.
Later on Sunday evening, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play the New Orleans Saints. That game will feature a matchup of Tom Brady and Drew Brees — two quarterbacks who have been faces of the league for a long time — are both are looking to lead their teams to another deep playoff run.