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NFL: Patrick Mahomes leads Chiefs Past Foles, Jaguars 40 – 26

Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs started the 2019 season with a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Led by Patrick Mahomes‘ 378 passing yards, the Kansas City Chiefs topped the Jacksonville Jaguars in a hard-fought 40-26 victory Sunday, Sept. 8, at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville.

Leading the way for Kansas City Chiefs was Patrick Mahomes, who put in work for 378 yards with three touchdowns and zero interceptions, which led to a 143.20 passer rating. Thanks to rushing usage index of 56.5 and receiving index of 378.0, compared to overall offensive index of 192.125 for Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs rode an OVER (Offensive Value and Efficiency Rating) 217.25 to a win.

Mahomes connected with Sammy Watkins on a short pass early in the first quarter, and Watkins took it 68 yards for the touchdown. Kansas City’s Harrison Butker booted a field goal just before halftime, Damien Williams had a 1-yard touchdown run late in the third, and Mahomes and Watkins connected again early in the fourth to extend the lead.

Nick Foles and DJ Chark hooked up for a 35-yard touchdown later in the first quarter to make it a 10-7 game, but Foles injured his shoulder and did not finish the game. Gardner Minshew’s 21-yard TD pass to Chris Conley for the Jaguars in the fourth quarter was just for show as the Chriefs cruised to the 40-26 win.