Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill have huge day, Kansas City Chiefs hold back Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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TAMPA, Florida – When Tyreek Hill draw a single cover, Patrick mahomes gonna find a way to get the ball to the Kansas City Chiefs’ most explosive receiver.
Mahomes threw for 462 yards, including 75, 44 and 20 yard touchdowns at Hill, who finished with 13 catches for 269 yards in the defending Super Bowl champions’ 27-24 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday.

“It feels good, you know, but I feel like I still have a lot of work to do,” Hill said after driving over 1,000 yards this season.

“I’m always trying to improve myself, I have to be consistent with what you do,” Hill added. “These same people who show you love this week, you play badly next week, they’re going to hate you.” ”

Mahomes surpassed Tom Brady to win the fourth-career MVP game, completing 37 of 49 assists and holding the ball for more than 10 minutes without scoring on Kansas City’s last two possessions to put the game aside.

Hill benefited from Sammy Watkins‘return to the Chiefs roster after being sidelined since Week 5 with a hamstring injury and getting the best of a game with Bucs cornerback Carlton Davis, who often had no help trying to contain the quick catcher.

“We don’t understand a lot, especially with this guy and his abilities,” Mahomes said. “So when we do it, we try to take advantage of it.”

Hill had seven catches for 203 yards and two touchdowns in the first quarter alone, joining Qadry Ismail (210 in the third quarter on December 12, 1999) and Lee Evans (205 in the first quarter on November 19, 2006) as the only receivers in the NFL since 1980 have had 200 receiving yards in a single quarter.

The fifth-year pro’s last catch – an 8 yards in the third and 7 in the last minute – gave Mahomes the chance to miss the clock.

“The last one I learned a long time ago, you do not give Tom Brady another hit, ”Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. “That’s why he’s the GOAT. So don’t give them the ball back. That was the mentality there.

The Chiefs (10-1) won their sixth straight game and earned their seventh season of 10 wins in eight years under Reid.

The defending champions improved to 6-0 on the road and have nine home wins since last year.

“Very, very few guys I’ve seen in this league or any league that can go back eight, nine, 10, 11 yards in the pocket and throw a dime 25 yards down the field,” Bucs coach Bruce Arians said of Mahomes. And he can read the defense like he does. It makes him more explosive.

Brady was 27 of 41 for 345 yards, three touchdowns and a pair of second-half interceptions falling to 2-2 against Mahomes, who took a 17-0 lead early on and also had the Chiefs by 17. at the start of the fourth quarter.

The Bucs (7-5) moved closer, Brady throwing 31-yard and 7-yard TD passes to Mike Evans, the latter reducing his team’s deficit to 27-24 with 4:10 to go.

Tampa Bay, which has lost three straight games at home, has never recovered the ball.

“We fought, but we left ourselves a big deficit,” Brady said. “When you’re playing a good offense, we have to do our job offensively and keep them off the pitch. ”

The Chiefs were leading 20-7 at halftime. The Bucs were lucky not to be in a bigger hole.

Kansas City played 42 games against the Tampa Bay 22 in the first two quarters, passing the Bucs by 377 yards to 131 with Mahomes for 359 yards and Brady 117.

Three discs inside the Bucs 20, however, only scored a pair of field goals. Shaquil Barrett sacked Mahomes, forcing a fumble that William Gholston recovered in 14 with the Chiefs looking to build on a 17-0 lead.

Bashaud Breeland and Tyrant mathieu kidnapped Brady. The Chiefs were injured with a pair of brutal passers penalties in 10-play, 73 yards drive the six-time Super Bowl champion gathered to close the gap to three points.

The loss follows home losses to New Orleans and the Los Angeles Rams, games in which Brady performed poorly and left his new team searching for answers on the inconsistency of the offense.

Brady doesn’t listen to critics, who feel the Bucs aren’t tailoring their plan to what he’s done best in his career.

“Just outside noise. When you lose that’s what you have to deal with, “Brady said.” I love playing with guys, and the whole organization is amazing. I just have to do a better job in the last four games.

LONG DROUGHT

The Chiefs defeated Tampa Bay for the first time since Sept. 5, 1993, when Joe Montana led Kansas City to a 27-3 victory. The Bucs had five straight wins in a series, the Chiefs leading 8-5.

INJURIES

Chiefs: LB Dorian O’Daniel suffered a right ankle injury in the first quarter and did not return.

Boucaniers: LG Ali marpet returned to the roster after missing three games with a concussion. LT Donovan Smith was active after not practicing all week and being listed as questionable with an ankle injury suffered last week against the Los Angeles Rams.

NEXT

Chiefs: Host Denver next Sunday night, the only home game in a period that will see Kansas City play four-of-five on the road.

Buccaneers: goodbye the week.

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