Led by Mahomes, the Chiefs Narrowly Defeated the Panthers by a Tantalizing 33-31 Win

Powered by 372 yards from Patrick Mahomes, and a total team offensive output of 397 yards, the Kansas City Chiefs narrowly defeated the Carolina Panthers in a tantalizing 33-31 victory, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 in Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. The Chiefs rushing game contributed to this with with 30 yards and zero rushing touchdowns, to support a 372 yards, four touchdowns effort by Patrick Mahomes.

Mahomes ended the game with 372 yards passing, to go along with four touchdowns, zero interceptions, and completing 30 of 45 passes. This performance led to a 121.70 passer rating for Mahomes.

The ground game for the Chiefs saw Le’Veon Bell carrying the football 4 times, and Clyde Edwards-Helaire helping with rushing the ball five times. The two rushers produced eight yards and 14 yards respectively in a winning effort. The passing game for the Chiefs had Mahomes throwing the football to Tyreek Hill and Mecole Hardman as his most productive targets. Hill caught nine passes for a net gain of 113 yards. The secondary target (Hardman) caught three passes for a net contribution of 48 yards.

On the defensive side of the football, the Chiefs produced one forced fumble, one tackle for loss, two sacks and zero defensive touchdowns.

In a losing effort for the Panthers, Teddy Bridgewater attempted 45 passes and completed 36 of them. This performance resulted in 310 yards, zero interceptions, two touchdowns and a passer rating of 103.30 for the game.

The rushing game for the Panthers was led by Christian McCaffrey and Mike Davis. For the game, McCaffrey rushed for 69 yards from carrying the football 18 times. Meanwhile Davis carried the ball 1 times for a total of three yards. For the passing game, the top receivers for the Panthers included Robby Anderson and Curtis Samuel. Anderson caught nine passes for a total of 63 yards, while Samuel contributed with 105 yards from nine passes.

In their loss, the Panthers defense contributed with one forced fumble and two tackles to go along with one sack and no defensive touchdowns. This production from the Panthers defense was not enough help get a win.

After this game, the Chiefs improved to 8-1, while the Panthers dropped to a 3-6 record.