If you watched the Chiefs dismantle the Texans last night, you know that Patrick Mahomes dominated the game, but if you just perused the box score this morning it wouldn’t look like he played *that* spectacularly. Yes he completed 75 percent of his passes and threw three touchdowns, but he averaged just 6.6 yards per attempt and totaled just 211 passing yards.
To put those numbers in context, Mahomes averaged 8.3 yards per attempt last season and his over/under last night for passing yards was above 300.
Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill totaled under 100 yards receiving. You boost their production and keep Sammy Watkins — who caught seven balls for 82 yards and a touchdown — constant, and welp. Yes, there were some notable drops from DeMarcus Robinson that would’ve pushed Mahomes’ numbers up, but the fact that his stats were that low is scary because it means he and the Chiefs’ offense have the capacity to dominate that much more.
Adding Clyde Edwards-Helaire to the Chiefs is downright unfair for the rest of the league. The rookie first rounder out of LSU ran 25 times for 138 yards and a touchdown. Like Mahomes, Edwards-Helaire could’ve been even better, too, as he was stuffed several times on the goal line.
If the Chiefs can put up 34 points and cruise to victory over a Texans team that is the defending AFC South champions and just gave Deshaun Watson a monster contract, while there’s still capacity for Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City offense to put up much gaudier numbers, what besides dreaded injuries could stop them?