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Mahomes throws for 116 passing yards on 1 drive, ends with TD

Touchdown Wire logo Touchdown Wire 10/13/2019 Doug Farrar

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) throws a pass in front of Houston Texans linebacker Benardrick McKinney (55) during the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga) © Ed Zurga/AP Photo Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) throws a pass in front of Houston Texans linebacker Benardrick McKinney (55) during the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

Tyreek Hill returned to the Chiefs' offense for the first time since Week 1, recovering from a shoulder injury, and it didn't take Hill long to announce his return - or Patrick Mahomes' ridiculous potential when Hill is on the field. Before we get to Hill's ridiculous 46-yard touchdown catch from Mahomes against the Texans, we should get to a bit of statistical housekeeping.

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On that first drive, the Chiefs started at their own 9-yard line after an illegal double-team block brought them back from the 20-yard line and the penalty was called at the 18-yard line. A false start on left tackle Cameron Erving, offensive pass interference on tight end Travis Kelce, and a holding call on center Austin Reiter backed the Chiefs up 25 more total yards, and instead of 80 yards, Mahomes had to travel 116 total yards to take his team to the end zone. Which he did on a six-play, 116-yard drive that was all passing plays.

Mahomes did so on a play where he had a free play due to the Texans jumping offside, and he threw the ball in the general direction of Hill, who jumped over two Houston defenders to make the amazing play.

So, for all of you who thought the rest of the league had figured the Chiefs out in their last two games, when Mahomes threw just one total touchdown pass… well, the opposite could be true with Hill back in the fold.

Amazingly though, 116 passing yards on one drive is not the NFL record! That belongs to Oakland’s Rich Gannon, who threw for 120 yards against the Bills in Week 2 of the 2004 season. That drive started with 5:00 left in the first quarter on the Oakland 2-yard line. A holding call on Courtney Anderson, an intentional grounding call on Gannon and a false start on Robert Gallery added 25 yards to Oakland’s challenges, and Gannon was able to make up the difference, throwing a 43-yard touchdown pass to Ronald Curry.

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