Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs obliterated the Denver Broncos in a embarrassingly lopsided 43-16 victory, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 in Empower Field at Mile High in Denver. The Chiefs’ win was helped by a rushing game that produced 101 yards and two rushing touchdowns, and by a 200 yards and one touchdown effort by Mahomes.
Mahomes finished the game completing 15 of 23 passes, to lead the way for the Chiefs. He ended up with an overall QB rating of 107.20, coming from a performance that included 200 yards, one touchdown, and no interceptions for the game.
The ground game for the Chiefs saw Le’Veon Bell carrying the football 6 times, and Clyde Edwards-Helaire helping with rushing the ball eight times. The two rushers produced 39 yards and 46 yards respectively in a winning effort. The passing game for the Chiefs had Mahomes throwing the football to Mecole Hardman and Tyreek Hill as his most productive targets. Hardman caught two passes for a net gain of 57 yards. The secondary target (Hill) caught six passes for a net contribution of 55 yards.
The Chiefs were helped by a defensive effort that resulted in three sacks, and no tackles for loss, to go along with two forced fumbles, with one defensive touchdown.
For the losing team, Brett Rypien finished the game completing 0 of 0 passes to lead the way for the Broncos. This performance by Rypien led to a QB rating of 39.60, and game stats of zero yards, zero interceptions and no touchdowns.
The rushing game for the Broncos was led by Melvin Gordon and Phillip Lindsay. For the game, Gordon rushed for 68 yards from carrying the football 17 times. Meanwhile Lindsay carried the ball 9 times for a total of 79 yards. For the passing game, the top receivers for the Broncos included Tim Patrick and DaeSean Hamilton. Patrick caught three passes for a total of 44 yards, while Hamilton contributed with 26 yards from two passes.
Although their team lost the game, the Broncos defense ended the game with four sacks, and two tackles for loss, to go along with two forced fumbles.
After this game, the Chiefs improved to a record of 1-0, while the Broncos dropped to a 0-1 record. After the win, the Chiefs now have a 1-0 record, compared to the Broncos who now have 0-1 record.