In the playoffs, Patrick Mahomes only knows how to ball out. The Kansas City Chiefs superstar reaches an even more elite gear when he reaches the postseason. The train hasn't slowed down one bit as the Chiefs duel the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship Game, their fourth straight appearance in the conference title game.
Mahomes reached the 10-touchdown threshold in this year's postseason (for passing and rushing touchdowns) in the first half against the Bengals, adding two more passing touchdowns before the half. He reached the feat before, in 2019. The only other quarterback to reach the feat in multiple postseasons? Who else but Tom Brady.
Patrick Mahomes has now accounted for 10 pass + rush TDs this postseason, his second time achieving that feat in a single postseason (also in 2019, when the Chiefs won SB LIV)
He joins Tom Brady (2014 & 2020) as the only QBs w/ 10 or more pass + rush TDs in multiple postseasons
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) January 30, 2022
Mahomes accomplished the feat with five passing touchdowns against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wild Card round and three passing touchdowns and a rushing touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in the Divisional Round. It is yet another great postseason for the Chiefs superstar, which is becoming more certain than death and taxes at this point.
With Brady looking like he's heading into retirement and Aaron Rodgers aging even further, the time has never been better for Mahomes to firmly take the reigns as the best quarterback in the NFL. Mahomes and the Chiefs have the potential to become a real dynasty. Especially with their ability to come from behind to win games, there are few teams in NFL history that could match up with this team.
If the Chiefs can hold off the Bengals, Tyreek Hill can reach a rare feat of his own. Kansas City holds an 11-point advantage at halftime.