One of the more notable storylines in the NFL following Week 5 was the narrative that the league has ‘figured out’ Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, especially following his sluggish home outing against the Buffalo Bills.
In the first half of the Chiefs’ Week 6 road matchup against the Washington Football Team, such skeptics were being proven right to an extent. Mahomes threw two interceptions in the half, which included one that bounced off wideout Tyreek Hill and dropped into the hands of Washington cornerback Kendall Fuller.
Mahomes managed to shrug off the two turnover outing in the first half, as he led the Chiefs to three touchdown drives in the second half. In the end, Kansas City came away with a vital 31-13 road win over Washington.
In speaking to the NFL Network’s James Palmer after the contest, Mahomes opened up on the interceptions that he has thrown this season, where he offered a simple reflection that at the end of the day, the final score is all that matters.
“Interceptions are on the stat sheet, but if you’re winning games, nobody cares,” Mahomes said.
Mahomes has thrown eight interceptions this season, which is more than he had all of last season (six) in 15 games played.
As mentioned, much talk following last week centered on the talking point that the league has figured out on how to contain Mahomes. The Bills supposedly laid out the blueprint to do just that, as their defense played Cover-2 (zone) on 56 percent of Mahomes’ pass attempts in Week 5.
In the big picture, Mahomes surely needed this bounce-back performance, as now Kansas City looks ahead to a Week 7 matchup with the current AFC South leaders Tennessee Titans.