Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes joins Doug Williams as only players in playoff history with 4 pass TDs in a quarter
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw four touchdowns during the second quarter against the Houston Texans to put together an improbable 28–24 comeback. He joins Doug Williams as the only players to ever throw four passing touchdowns in a single quarter in playoff history.
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) January 12, 2020
Despite being down 24-0 in the first quarter, the Kansas City Chiefs found their groove in the second quarter to take the lead. Mahomes threw a 17-yard touchdown to Damien Williams early in the second quarter to spark their comeback. Then he proceeded to throw a five-yard touchdown pass to tight end Travis Kelce.
On the next drive, Mahomes threw another touchdown to Kelce to cut the lead to three points. On a kickoff return, The Texans fumbled the ball as the Chiefs recovered to put them in the red zone. Mahomes threw his final touchdown of the quarter to Kelce to take the lead heading into halftime. Mahomes teammate, Kelce, also became the first player in NFL playoff history with three receiving touchdowns in a single quarter.
The winner of today’s game will play in the AFC Championship and will host the Tennessee Titans. The Chiefs are seeking to return to their second consecutive AFC Championship game in a row. Mahomes is rumored to get a record-breaking contract extension this offseason from the Chiefs and has certainly proved that he deserves it.
In his two years with the Chiefs, he has led them to an astonishing 24-7 record.